Dale and Ray – Then and Now


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1969 – Ft. Wolters Flight School

Ray Schrader 1969 Ft Wolters Flight School

Ray Schrader and Dale Throneberry at Ft. Wolters Flight School – 1969


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2006 –  Dale Throneberry and Ray Schrader Reunited

Dale Throneberry Ray Shrader 2006 reunion

Dale and Ray Reunion – 2006



I met Ray Schrader in January of 1968 on the first day of flight school at Ft. Wolters, Texas. We were both from New Jersey. In fact, he lived not far from my grandfather’s house in Pt. Pleasant, NJ. He ended up being my best friend for almost 50 years. He died a few years ago of what I believe were complications of his exposure to Agent Orange. Ray Schrader is at the top of the list of those I think about most on Memorial Day.

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