The following are the pictures and biographies of the Arizona MOAA members in the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The presenters are Dr. Joseph Cuffari, Policy Advisor for Military and Veterans’ Affairs [on the left] and Colonel Wanda Wright, USAF, (Ret) Arizona Department of Veterans Services Director [on the right].
Raymond “Ray” Boucher, Arizona Chapter was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1934, Ray Boucher served twenty-six years in the U.S. Air Force, including service in Southeast Asia as an F-4 Phantom weapons systems officer; retiring in 1983 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Ray has served on the Credit Union West Board of Directors since 1982; and since 2006, has volunteered at Habitat for Humanity. Ray supports many events which benefit veterans, the military, and students. As Treasurer, Arizona Territorial Chapter, Association of the US Army, he co-chairs the Healing Heroes program which provides a 2-day family vacation for wounded veterans and their families; co-chairs the annual Task Force Smith Golf Tournament to raise funds for active, Reserve and National Guard families; and chairs the annual Armed Forces Career Officer Day to assist and encourage JROTC cadets to become officers in the armed forces.