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Raymond T. Nutter


(Retired, US Army, June 1978)

WKU Class of 1954

Born 24 January 1930
Entered Army 19 June 1954

22 Years Active Service
Senior Aviator and Master Parachutist
Helicopter Pilot, 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea
Gunship Pilot, 121st Assault Helicopter Company, Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam
Battalion Commander, US Army Armor School, Ft. Knox, Kentucky
Battalion Commander, US Army Aviation School, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
US Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas
Office, Chief of Legislative Liaison, OSA, Washington, D.C.
Senior Advisor, Kentucky National Guard, Louisville, Kentucky

Awarded 4 of the 5 highest Army awards for valor

Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Soldier’s Medal
Bronze Star w/ V
Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal w/ Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

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