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Leftwich, William James "Bill": Walks On

TEXAS, Fort Davis – Graveside services for WILLIAM JAMES “BILL” LEFTWICH, 85, were held May 1, 2009 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Bill was born June 21, 1923 at Duncan, Oklahoma. He passed away April 27, 2009.

William joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in Europe as a tank commander in the 92nd Armored Calvary Recon, 12th Armored Division. He received three battle stars and the Silver Star. After World War II, he graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in animal husbandry. He served as a soil conservation officer for several years and as the base agronomist for Holloman Air Force Base at Alamagordo, New Mexico. In 1963 he entered and wond the design competition for the design of the New Mexico State Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. He was an author, lecturer, artist and “shade tree historian.” In 1976 he published the “Corps at Aggieland”, a book about the history of the Corps at Texas A&M and it was released on the centennial birthday of Texas A&M. (Chickasaw Times, September 2009)

 

 

 

 

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