August 22nd, 2013
03:48 PM ET

After 50 Years, A Soldier Comes Home

In today’s edition of the good stuff, a 71-year-old soldier who gave fifty years of his life to serve his country finally retires home.

Army Major Bill Ray is greeted by his wife and grandchildren at the airport in Milwaukee.

The patriot says he retired once but claims he didn't care much for the down time.

After a second tour of duty in Afghanistan, Ray says he's certain his family will keep him busy at home.

"Last time I got bored, I tried this. So this time I think they've done everything so I'll never get bored. We worked twelve hours a day in Afghanistan, I think I'll be doing about four more when I get home."

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  1. Shannon Ray Burnett

    I am so proud to call Maj Bill Ray my Dad. He is the most amazing man in the world. He is kind, caring, loving and loyal. He loves serving God an his country and at the same time, being the best Father/Grandfather a family could ask for. Thank you Daddy for all that you have done. I am the proudest daughter in the world....I love you!
    Love, Shannon

    August 28, 2013 at 2:37 am | Reply

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