About Me

Biography

RICHARD RAYMOND, III is a New Yorker by birth, Marylander by upbringing, and Virginian by choice. A 1954 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, he has served for 6 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and over 22 years in the Army National Guard, a large part of it as a member of the famed 116th Infantry "Stonewall Brigade" of the 29th "Blue and Gray" Infantry Division.

A retired engineer residing in Roanoke, he is married to the former Dianne Jett, of Hillsville, Va., and is a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His poems have appeared in fifteen volumes of Poets' Domain, a regional publication, the 1993 Anthology of the Poetry Society of Virgina, and such magazines as Infantry, Leatherneck, The Formalist, and others. In 2006 he published Blue and Gray Ballads, a volum of Civil War poems, and his short stories have been printed in the regional magazine Blue Ridge Traditions.

Among his literary awards are numerous prizes from the Poetry Society of Virgina, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, World Order of Narrative and Formalist Poets, Irene Leach Foundation and Golden Nib, from the Virginia Writers Club. During his military service he published articles in Soldiers, ARMY, NCO Journal, National Guard, and a prize essay in Field Artillery Journal. He has served as historian of the 116th Infantry Brigade and 111th Field Artillery Regiment. Tales of the Fox is his first collection of short stories. 

Books in Print

Tales of the Fox, A collection of short stories featuring Sheriff Ervin Renard of Botetourt County, Virginia. Early 20th century lawman.


Blue and Gray Ballads  Poems of the Civil War, the heroes and cowards.


Middie Pomes.  Some lighthearted little verses for sometime-midshipmen.


Memories for Middies. A somewhat sentimental stroll on Severn's Shore.

Coming Soon on Amazon




About Me

Biography

RICHARD RAYMOND, III is a New Yorker by birth, Marylander by upbringing, and Virginian by choice. A 1954 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, he has served for 6 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and over 22 years in the Army National Guard, a large part of it as a member of the famed 116th Infantry "Stonewall Brigade" of the 29th "Blue and Gray" Infantry Division.

A retired engineer residing in Roanoke, he is married to the former Dianne Jett, of Hillsville, Va., and is a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His poems have appeared in fifteen volumes of Poets' Domain, a regional publication, the 1993 Anthology of the Poetry Society of Virgina, and such magazines as Infantry, Leatherneck, The Formalist, and others. In 2006 he published Blue and Gray Ballads, a volum of Civil War poems, and his short stories have been printed in the regional magazine Blue Ridge Traditions.

Among his literary awards are numerous prizes from the Poetry Society of Virgina, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, World Order of Narrative and Formalist Poets, Irene Leach Foundation and Golden Nib, from the Virginia Writers Club. During his military service he published articles in Soldiers, ARMY, NCO Journal, National Guard, and a prize essay in Field Artillery Journal. He has served as historian of the 116th Infantry Brigade and 111th Field Artillery Regiment. Tales of the Fox is his first collection of short stories. 

Books in Print

Tales of the Fox, A collection of short stories featuring Sheriff Ervin Renard of Botetourt County, Virginia. Early 20th century lawman.


Blue and Gray Ballads  Poems of the Civil War, the heroes and cowards.


Middie Pomes.  Some lighthearted little verses for sometime-midshipmen.


Memories for Middies. A somewhat sentimental stroll on Severn's Shore.

Coming Soon on Amazon