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by Betty M. Belvin


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Raymond S. McLain and his first wife, Norma Beall McLain nee Leeman

Raymond S. McLain and his first wife, Norma Beall McLain nee Leeman. I am looking forward to Robert Duncan McLain's book about our father. Having observed the efforts of my sister, Betty M. Belvin, to obtain material for her book "Ray McLain and the National Guard", I'm sure much effort is being exerted for this present endeavor. The family takes pride in Dad's war and business efforts. Norma Leeman (Guazzo) Messmer, nee McLain April 2, 2016.

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Ray Mclain And The National Guard - ISBNdb (books and publications). Betty Mclain Belvin born on Jul 18, 1923 - died on Jan 18, 2016 at the age of 92. Buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery in 1300 Sneath Ln, San Bruno, CA 94066. author: Betty M. Belvin. Family includes; spouse Robert W Belvin. information provided by PeopleLegacy. Ray McLain (1890-1954). There's no description for this book yet. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Ray McLain and the National Guard from your list? Ray McLain and the National Guard. by Betty McLain Belvin. Includes bibliographical references (p. -137) and index.

In December 1914, during World War I (although the United States was still neutral at this stage), he was commissioned as an officer, with the rank of second lieutenant in the Oklahoma Army National Guard after he attended the School of Musketry at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was promoted again next year to the rank of first lieutenant. On May 22 & 23, 2009, the McLain High School graduates of the first three classes came together for a joint class reunion and honored General McLain and the schools' 50th birthday.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He resided in Jacksonville, Florida, since 1949.

McLain graduated from Lineville High School, Lineville, Alabama, in 1931 and attended Jacksonville State, (Alabama), where he played football. He was a member of the Alabama National Guard and retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed investing in real estate and watching his beloved Auburn Tigers. He was especially elated at Auburns victory over Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.

According to Gen. George C. Marshall, Ray McLain "gave great distinction to the term 'citizen soldier'".

He was the first Guardsman to become an Army brigadier general (later a major general and then a lieutenant general). Starting as a buck private with the National Guard on the Mexican border in 1916, he later commanded a machine gun company in World War I and division artillery in World War II. He was injured in the Normandy invasion but helped free St. Lo and led the 90th Division across France.

Promoted to XIX Corps Commander, he was about to capture Berlin, but was ordered south by his good friend General Eisenhower to meet the Russians there instead. Afterwards he reorganized the 45th Division in Oklahoma, and in the Pentagon served as Chief of Information and first Comptroller of the Army. He was a key member of President Eisenhower's National Security Training Commission when he died in 1954.

A founder and president of the Association of the U.S. Army, he continues to be honored by its Raymond Stallings McLain medal, which is presented to the best National Guardsman each year.

He is also the first Guardsman represented in the Army's Hall of Fame.

This is his story, from his rough childhood in the woods of Kentucky, where he struggled to help feed his mother and sisters as a youngster, to his rise through the ranks, both of life and the military, to become a hero and inspiration to many, eventually becoming a lieutenant general. The story is told by his 2nd eldest daughter, Betty McLain Belvin, who spent much of her life putting this book together, using varied reliable sources, from recollections of her aunts (McLain's sisters who he grew up with in Kentucky) , to letters her father sent her during the war, as well as letters, documentation, and recollections from people who served close to him in the military, including General Patton, Eisenhower, and many other national heroes of the time, both well-known and little known. I

If you've enjoyed the stories of Daniel Boone (one of Ray McLain's childhood idols), Sergeant York, and General George Patton, then you'll surely enjoy reading this true life story of Raymond S McLain.

Ray McLain and the National Guard ebook
Author:
Betty M. Belvin
Category:
Americas
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1702 kb
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Publisher:
Sunflower Univ Pr (June 1, 1994)
Pages:
146 pages
Rating:
4.9
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