ABOUT SAN CARLOS
Carlos Raymond is definitely the embodiment of the great American Dream. He was born to immigrant parents in Panama, Republic of Panama on July 24, 1949. Despite his family’s low economic status, his parents instilled in him a strong work ethic and greatly influenced his high regard for public service.
Shortly after his high school graduation in 1968, Carlos, along with four other friends, fled Panama en route to the United States in pursuit of a better way of life for himself, his parents, and younger siblings. Immediately upon stepping on American shores in Key West, Florida, Carlos was apprehended and detained by U.S. Border Patrol Agents and offered the ultimatum of being deported back to Panama or joining the U.S. Army; the latter was the better alternative.
Carlos joined the United States Army in 1971. As a result of an injury he sustained while serving in the line of duty, Carlos is a 100% Disabled American Veteran.