Raymond F. Rudell – Colonel, Unied States Army

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From a contemporary press report

Retired Colonel Raymond F. Rudell, 81, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, died January 31, 1999

His distinguished 30-year military career included air combat operations in World War II and Korea. His awards and commendations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit with four oak-leaf clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

He is survived by his wife, Helena J. Rudell of Hendersonville; three sons, Raymond Rudell Jr., Fredrick Rudell and Steve Rudell; a daughter, Patricia Ellis; one stepdaughter, Cristina; and 11 grandchildren.

Services were held at Arlington National Cemetery.

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