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Vivid memories of World War II last a lifetime for veteran

Published 02/28/2009, Grand Forks Herald

If anyone asked him 10 or 20 years ago, Ray Spicer avoided questions about his experiences in World War 11. But Ray turned 85 this past week, and he now doesn’t mind saying that war is hell. He has vivid memories of going in with a second wave of Marines to take over Peleliu Island in the South Pacific when it was a stronghold of the Japanese.

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