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Retired Army officer recognized for 43-year military career


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Retired Army Maj. Gen. William David Wofford displays some of his favorite military memorabilia at his home in Conway. Among the items are a painting depicting the Arkansas artillery units of the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade during Operation Desert Storm, above, and flag replicas of the two field artillery units he commanded during Operation Desert Storm — the 5th Battalion, 206th Field Artillery, and the 2nd Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery. – Photo by Staci Vandagriff

Retired Army Maj. Gen. William David Wofford, 70, spent 43 years of his life serving his country. Retiring in 2015 as the Arkansas Army National Guard adjutant general, he continues his service through work in the community.

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., recognized Wofford’s military career recently in “Salute to Veterans,” a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans.

“Gen. Wofford has spent his life giving back to his country,” Boozman said. “As a decorated leader and devoted officer, he has made a difference in our country and to the countless individuals who served under his command. I’m honored to share his memories of military service with future generations of Americans.”

Boozman will submit Wofford’s entire interview to the Veterans History Project, an initiative of the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center to collect and retain the oral histories of the nation’s veterans.

Born in Clarksville, Wofford is a son of the late Auzie and Phyllis Wofford.

“My father served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II,” Wofford said.“He grew up in the small community […]

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