Rainer Sylvester Ramos


May 29, 1947  – January 9, 1968

Rainer Ramos was born in Wiesbaden, Germany of a military family. After graduating from Blaine High School in 1966, he enlisted in the US Army as a helicopter pilot. While on a mission in Vietnam, his helicopter was shot down, and hostile fire kept rescue missions from helping.

Rainier has been listed as Missing-in-Action since that date.

On Veterans Day, 1991 a ceremony was held at Blaine High School, with his mother Maria Ramos in attendance. He was enrolled as a member of Vietnam Veterans of America, Ron Davenport Memorial Chapter 165.

Many members are still wearing the POW/MIA bracelet we commissioned. His remains were identified in the fall of 2014. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, along with his crewmates. A memorial to Rainer Ramos will be held on Monday, May 25 at Hovander Park at 4 p.m.

His brothers in Vietnam Veterans America 165.

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