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American Values

They decided to continue their support by donating two separate life
insurance policies. "This was very easy to do and guarantees we'll
protect our freedoms well into the future," said Jack.

"T

he Second Amendment is the one
that guarantees all of our other rights
and freedoms and I realized that the NRA as
an organization can do far more than I can
as an individual to protect these freedoms.
Each of us is responsible for helping to
preserve the liberties we enjoy if they are to
survive for future generations. By supporting
the NRA our voices together will be heard.
This isn't about guns, it is about our country."
-Jack Simmons explaining why he and his
wife Donna choose to support the NRA.
"When I was a kid my dad would
take my friends and me out to the New
Mexico desert and drop us off with a
canteen, a box lunch, my .22 single-shot
rifle and a box of ammunition. We would
spend the entire day plinking and target
shooting. That sort of freedom is harder
and harder to find these days, especially

for young people," said Jack Simmons,
who now lives in West Texas.
Despite such fond memories, Jack
has never considered himself much of a
shooter or hunter. Firearms have always
represented something altogether
different to Jack; they represent a
treasured sense of camaraderie,
responsibility and independence. It was
this common interest in the strong bonds
of friends and family, of both self-reliance
and of neighbor helping neighbor that
brought Jack and Donna together.
Through friends they were introduced
to the NRA and became involved with
the NRA Whittington Center, attending
events there every year, and bringing
new friends and new members to enjoy
the company and the outdoors. "Being
part of the NRA is all about being around

Jack and Donna Simmons
like-minded people who believe in God,
family and country; people who feel
strongly about their freedom and their
independence," said Jack.
After more than 40 years together,
Jack and Donna Simmons have built a
successful insurance brokerage business,
raised a family and been blessed with
grandchildren. They decided to continue
their support by donating two separate
life insurance policies. "This was very easy
to do and guarantees we'll protect our
freedoms well into the future," said Jack.

A Lifetime of Service

Among his most treasured personal effects, which were left to the NRA, were his military citations, photos
of Hosier and his wife Shirley, both in uniform, photos of Hosier as a young naval officer next to his plane
on the rolling deck of an aircraft carrier, his father's well-worn Bible and his NRA membership card.

R

ay S. Hosier, Jr. fought for liberty
his entire life. He believed deeply
in America and in the NRA. The legacy
of honor and service he left behind
inspired all who met him and his gift
to the NRA helps to ensure that future
generations will be able to enjoy the
freedoms he fought so hard to defend
in life.
Sadly, Ray Hosier passed away in 2011,
but what he left behind was a lifelong
legacy of service to his country and to his
countrymen. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., and
raised in Minnesota, he enlisted in the
Navy in 1942, when he was just18 years
old. What followed was an amazing career
as a decorated naval officer and pilot
serving on aircraft carriers and the Naval
War College across three wars.
It was in the military during World War II
that he met and married Shirley Claire, who

was serving as a medical officer. Flying
combat reconnaissance missions over
Korea, he received several commendations
for bravery under fire including two
Distinguished Flying Crosses. In 1965,
after 23 years of service, Ray Hosier retired
with the rank of commander and settled
in San Diego, Calif.
It was in retirement that Ray Hosier
decided to start a new career. Still
pursuing a life of service, he joined the
San Diego County Sheriff 's Department
as a deputy, where he served 10 years
on full-time duty. Later he served as
an auxiliary deputy and continued his
education, eventually receiving master's
degrees in Criminal Justice and Forensic
Science.
When it came to firearms, his
interest was always based on their use
as the tools of freedom. Hosier used
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firearms to fight for freedom in defense
of America around the globe and to
help preserve the peace as a sworn
law enforcement officer. He became
a Life member of the NRA in 1974
because he believed that only the NRA
understood the value and importance
of firearms and in preserving liberty for
all Americans.
Ray Hosier survived his beloved wife
by only a few years and, leaving behind
no children, he decided to will his entire
estate to the NRA.
Among his most treasured personal
effects, which were left to the NRA, were
his military citations, photos of Hosier
and his wife Shirley, both in uniform,
photos of Hosier as a young naval officer
next to his plane on the rolling deck of
an aircraft carrier, his father's well-worn
Bible and his NRA membership card.

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