(WTNH)– Raymond Sims joined Good Morning Connecticut on this Veteran’s Day to talk to Gil Simmons about his time in the military.
Sims joined up in 1949 during a time when the guard was actively recruiting African Americans. He was a senior in high school at the time.
Sims spent 2 years on active duty with the Army during the Korean War.
“My whole purpose in being here is to let people know that African Americans have been involved in the war situation ever since the founding of this country however you don’t see many of them participating on the patriotic affairs. And I just thought I had a story to tell and I wanted to tell it to the general public,” said Sims.
Watch him tell his story in the above video.