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Former U.S. Sergeant, Marine Corps

 

Name: Ray Hanania
Rank: Tech Sergeant
Branch: USAF & Air National Guard
Status: Served from 1973 - 1984
Billet: Field Army Medic


Military Accomplishments:

Served 1973-1975, US Air Force (with a Vietnam Era Service Ribbon) and honorable discharge; and served from 1975 until 1984 in the Illinois Air National Guard, 182nd Airborne, Peoria Illinois.

Ray is currently serving as Editor in Chief for www.hanania.com an arabic news column. Ray enlisted in the U. S. Air Force for four years during the Vietnam War. When the Vietnam War ended, Ray received an Honorable Discharge and then entered the Illinois Air National Guard where he served for nine and one-half years, receiving another Honorable Discharge. Ray learned to be patriotic from his father, George Hanania (see Hall of Honor), who immigrated to this country in 1926 and proudly served in the U. S. 5th Army in Europe fighting the Nazis during World War II to defend Democracy, to defeat the enemies of freedom, to free those who were subjugated by Nazism and Facism, including the Jewish people. He did it proudly. My uncle, Moses Hanania enlisted in the U. S. Navy and fought during World War II (see Hall of Honor).

         
 

 

 

 

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