Visiting with an American hero


By Connie ReidBy Connie Reid

The children at Baby Bear Daycare and Preschool in Sperryville were blessed with a wonderful visit from longtime Rappahannock resident and World War II veteran Chilford “Chili” Raiford. Chili is also a survivor of multiple kamikaze attacks. It was a day filled will fantastic stories of survival and heroism. Raiford showed the children amazing pictures of aircraft carriers and fighter jets. He also sang songs with the children and answered their questions. Chili is a true American hero, and he lives right here in Rappahannock County.

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