From a contemporary press report
Ray E. Millard, 87, a former liaison officer with the Central Intelligence Agency who also was a captain in the Naval Reserve, died of congestive heart failure August 8, 1998 at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Virginia.
Captain Millard, a resident of Annandale, was born in Pennsylvania. In 1926, he moved to Washington. He attended Western High School and graduated from Devitt Preparatory School. He also attended George Washington University.
He began his federal career in 1926 as a messenger with the Sesquicentennial Commission. Early in World War II, he was an assistant chief in the investigations office of the Office for Emergency Management. Later in the war, he served in the Navy in the Office of Naval Intelligence. His active Navy service totaled eight years, including World War II, the atomic bomb tests at the Bikini atoll in the Pacific after the war, and the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960s.
He joined the CIA in 1949 and retired in 1971.
He was a member of the River Bend Golf and Country Club, an organizer and first president of the Northern Virginia Retired Men's Golf Club, past master of the Pentalpha-Trinity Masonic lodge, and a member of the American Legion and the First Presbyterian Church in Annandale.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Aggie Jo Millard of Annandale; two sons, Stephen E., of Lafayette, Colo. and Bruce, of Jersey City, N.J.; and three grandsons.
MILLARD, RAY E., CAPT. USNR (Ret.)
On Saturday, August 8, 1998, RAY E. MILLARD of Annandale, VA. Beloved husband of Aggie Jo Millard; loving father of Stephen Millard and his wife, Ann; and Bruce Millard. Proud grandfather of Jay Millard and his wife, Sarah, Daniel Millard and Michael Millard. Services will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 9 a.m. in Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel, Ft. Myer, VA. Interment with full military honors will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 400 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22046 or a charity of your choice.
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