facebook twitter rss
Raymond Torres from "Vietnam in HD" is featured in the History Channel documentary miniseries. He is from Sterling, Illinois. He served as a Navy Corpsman in E Company 2/26 Marines, 3rd Marine Division from fall 1967 to spring 1968.

One of 13 children born to poor Mexican sharecropper parents in Louisiana, Raymond Torres ("Vietnam in HD") joined the Navy as a means to get a better education. He always had an interest in the medical field and thought he could pursue his dream by volunteering to become a Navy Corpsman and then eventually attending medical school. Arriving in Vietnam in the fall of 1967, Torres was assigned to a Marine Corps company running patrols around Phu Bai, and a few short months later, landed in the middle of America's longest battle in the Vietnam War — the 77-day long siege at Khe Sanh. Stationed on Hill 861A, one of several defensive outposts that ring the Marine base, Torres and his men participated in some of the most vicious close quarters fighting of the war. Tending to wounded Marines during the battle, Torres was critically injured when a grenade exploded within three feet of him. He was med-evaced from the base — never to return to Vietnam again.

After the war Torres returned home to find that his father was terminally ill. Rather than pursue his education he took an early discharge from the military in 1970, just three months short of his four-year tour, in order to stay home and care for his father. He spent the next thirty years working in a local steel factory in Illinois. When the mill closed, he worked drawing blood for the Red Cross, forever grateful for the care they provided him during the war. Torres spent many years dealing with the fact that the men and women who sacrificed in Vietnam did not receive the proper respect upon returning home. He believes that many American troops who did not suffer physical wounds should still be considered casualties of war.

Decorated War Vet Discusses History Channel's 'Vietnam in HD'
This Week in TV: Sex on 'Glee,' 'Vietnam in HD' and a Very Snooki Shopping Spree
Television review: 'Vietnam in HD'


Where does Raymond Torres live? Find out here.

Current Residence: Sterling, IL

"Down East Dickering" cast Wheeling, Dealing and 'Down East Dickering' — Premiering Wednesday, April 2, the new History Channel series follows four groups of New Englanders for whom "dickering" is a way of life. Read more...
"Vietnam in HD" scene 'Vietnam in HD': It's Not the War You Know — Premiering Tuesday, November 8, the History Channel documentary miniseries follows in the footsteps of "WWII in HD" and features the voice talents of Michael C. Hall, Edward Burns, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Zachary Levi, Blair Underwood and more. Read more...
"Vietnam in HD" (History Channel) scene 'Vietnam in HD': History Channel Looks Back at the Controversial War — Michael C. Hall narrates the six-hour series that follows in the footsteps of the network's acclaimed Emmy Award-winning "WWII in HD" and also features the voice talents of Edward Burns, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Zachary Levi and Blair Underwood. Read more...

Who is Raymond Torres dating? What do you think of Raymond Torres?

Post a Comment
Display Name
E-mail (optional)
(not displayed with comment)
URL (optional)
  BB code and links are not permitted.