From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Ford, Raymond S.

(born: 1944  -  died: 1966) 

Raymond S. Ford was the first soldier from Bardstown, KY, to be killed in Vietnam. He died February 20, 1966 -- his name is included on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Coffee Tree Road in Frankfort, KY. The familiar photograph of Ford's mother holding his Purple Heart is included in the ProQuest Black Studies Center database. See photo images of Raymond S. Ford at Find A Grave.

Kentucky County & Region

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Kentucky Place (Town or City)

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“Ford, Raymond S.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 20, 2021,

Last modified: 2019-12-06 18:23:25