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BILLY RAY CAMERON

On the morning of December 17, 2020, our beloved Commander-in-Chief Billy Ray Cameron passed away at home with family.
 
We ask that you keep his family and wife Jeanette in your prayers and respect their privacy during this time. Once we are made aware of arrangements we will notify everyone and instead of flowers, Jeanette has asked that donations be made in honor of Billy Ray to his namesake scholarship (Billy Ray Cameron Scholarship). 
 
Billy Ray Cameron, from VFW Post 5631 Sanford, was the State Commander for North Carolina 1975-1976 as well as the very first Vietnam War Veteran to be elected to National Commander-in-Chief  in1984-1985. 
 
Here are a few articles form his time as Commander-in-Chief.  
 
Vietnam Vet brings hope, pride to peers
 
VFW Elects First Vietnam Veteran (NY Times)
 
VFW Commander’s Coaching Dream was Shattered by a Vietnam Mine (AP)
 
VFW Ousts Unit for Latin America Stand (LA Times)