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

Ford, Raymond

(born: 1944  -  died: 1966) 

Raymond 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.

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Ford, Raymond,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 15, 2019,

Last modified: 2017-09-14 22:59:30