Ray Hightower is a character in Doonesbury.
During the Gulf War he met B.D. and became friends with him. He was wounded during the war. After the war, he was unemployed with B.D. until the riots in Los Angeles. They were asked to help stop the riots. After that they joined the California Highway Patrol. Then he went to war in Iraq. During the war he kept a blog. He also telelinked his wife. He survived when a bomb blew up and wounded Toggle. After his marriage fell apart, he had posttraumatic stress disorder and was discharged. Then he lived near B.D. and went to classes at a vet center.