Raymond Castillo Mora

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
21 July 1947 - 11 June 1968
Kansas City, Kansas
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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27 Apr 2007

I did not know Raymond on a personal basis, but I knew him. His younger brother and I went to school together and he is still my friend. Raymond became engaged to my grade school, high school girlfriend. Last time I saw him was when he and I were in a wedding for my ex-girlfriend's sister. He and I were in the wedding party. He was with my ex-girlfriend and I was with another girl. Raymond was a good man. He was better for my ex than I was. I arrived in Vietnam the same month he was killed. He had just got there. He is buried only a few blocks from where I live. I still remember the letter from my mom asking me if I had heard that Raymond was killed. I was in Vietnam then. That realy sucked. I thought of my ex-girlfriend and what she must be going through, so I wrote to her. Ended up getting married to her. Though Raymond and I were never friends - he was older and hung with a different crowd - I knew him. He was a Marine, therefore he is my brother. I wish he could have come back to K.C. He is missed. His brother and I still hang together from time to time and talk about him and drink a Bud for him. Semper Fi ... Jesse

From a friend and brother warrior,
Jesse A. Acosta
3507 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, Ks. 66106

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In the early evening of 11 June 1968 Mike Company, 3/1 Marines, lost two men while returning from a patrol. They were Cpl Michael Bard of Detroit, Michigan and Pfc Raymond C. Mora of Kansas City, Kansas.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Apr 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009