96-Year-Old WWII Veteran Named Hometown Hero For Decades Of Service

April 18, 2022

A 96-year-old veteran has been named a "hometown hero" for his long list of services to his country and community.

Ray Ferman hometown hero
Ray Ferman

Retired Maj. Ray Ferman served in the U.S. Army and later U.S. Air Force for two decades.

But he didn't stop there.

"Fortunately, I could serve my country, and when I got back, I was fortunate enough to have good health, and I could serve my community," Ferman told KWTX.

Ray Ferman hometown hero
Ferman packing food / Credit: Herald Democrat

When he returned to Sherman, Texas, after fighting for his country, he volunteered with the senior center to help deliver food for Meals on Wheels.

At age 96, Ferman still continues to deliver meals to elderly people in need across Texoma.

"Servants heart, like it says, Jesus was a King, but he came to serve, and so Ray epitomizes that, and he’s serving even now," said Hometown Heroes Founder Rayce Guess. "What more can you say about that."

Ray Ferman hometown hero
Ferman receiving his award from Guess

But Ferman doesn't see himself as a hero.

"I just enjoy the opportunity to be helpful," says Ferman.

"A lot of people on the routes become friends. I may not always know their last name, but I always know their first name."

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