Former SJAFB Commander Passes Away

Former SJAFB Commander Passes Away

Seymour Johnson is mourning the loss of a former commander.

Colonel Raymond B. Kleber, USAF Ret, passed away on Saturday.

Col. Kleber was a pilot serving over 32 years in the U.S. Air Force flying in 300 combat missions.

He arrived at Seymour Johnson AFB in August of 1973 where he served as Deputy and Base Commander until his retirement on August 31st, 1975.

After retirement, he continued to be active in the Civil Air Patrol.

Amongst his numerous awards, Kleber was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his services with the CAP in the early days of WWII.

He also volunteered at the base pharmacy for over thirty years for which he earned the President’s Call to Service Award.

Col. Kleber’s full obituary can be viewed here.