Raymond Boykin, born December 23, 1921 in Antlers, OK; went to be with his Savior on December 24, 2011 at the age of 90 years and 1 day.
Ray has been a long time Friend, father figure and mentor.
There is a slight BWN connection, Ray Landed on Okinawa with the U.S. Army 96th Inf. Div. Apr. 1945. The US Navy Ship I served on in 1966 had served on "picket duty" off of Okinawa during the same Opperation and landing in 1945.
Ray was wonded in action during the early days of the invasion of the Japanese Island. He recieve the Bronze Star; Purple Heart, Combat Infintry Badge and many more.
I am missing Him today.
May He Rest in Peace,