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Gen Raymond Judson Reeves
Birth: Feb. 5, 1909
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1998
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA

US Air Force General. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, moving to Washington DC at an early age where he received his elementary and high school education. He attended the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, for two years before being selected to attend the US Military Academy at West Point, New York. He graduated in June 1934 and was commissioned a second lieutenant. He then entered flying training and graduated at Kelly Field (now Kelly Air Force Base), Texas, with his pilot wings in October 1935. In February 1936, he was assigned to the 3rd Pursuit Squadron at Clark Field, Philippine Islands He returned to the United States in 1938 and was assigned to the Army Air Corps Technical School at Lowry Field, Colorado (now closed). When the United Stated entered World War II, he was stationed at Gulfport Field (now Gulfport-Bixoli International Airport), Mississippi, as the director of training, Army Air Forces Technical School. Later he served as the director of training, then commanding officer of the Army Air Forces Technical School at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. In 1945, he was assigned to the Far East Command as chief of the redeployment section, and later becoming the assistant chief of staff for supply. During this tour, he also served as the deputy commanding officer, 13th Fighter Command; chief of staff, 85th Fighter Wing, and as the commander of Fort William McKinley. Following various assignments at Headquarters Air Force, Washington DC, he was sent to Headquarters US Air Forces in Europe, Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany, as the assistant chief of staff for personnel. He returned to the United States in 1954, and was assigned as director of military personnel under the deputy chief of staff for personnel. In July 1959, he became the vice commander of the Military Airlift Transport Service (now Air Mobility Command) at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. In August 1963, he became the commander in chief, Alaskan Air Command, with additional duty as commander of the Alaskan North American Air Defense Command Region. He was promoted to the rank of general on 29 July 1966 and in August 1966, he was appointed the commander in chief, North American Air Defense Command and Continental Air Defense Command at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado (now closed), serving in those positions until July 31, 1969, when he retired from the US Air Force with 35 years of continued active military service in the US Army Air Corps and the Air Force. Among his military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Medal with oak leaf cluster. He died in Las Vegas, Nevada. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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United States Air Force Academy Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
 
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Originally Created by: William Bjornstad
Record added: Aug 27, 2012
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