Garrison commander honors local veteran on 99th birthday
Col. Glenn A. Kennedy, Fort Gordon Garrison Commander, presented a command coin to retired Sgt. Maj. William L. Tumlin July 22 at Darling Hall in recognition of his service to the nation on his 99th birthday. Tumlin served in the Army 42 years, 20 in uniform and 22 as an Department of the Army civilian. He earned a Bronze Star Medal while serving as an artilleryman in the European Theater during World War II, and then earned a Silver Star Medal during the Korean conflict. When he retired from active duty, he was the ROTC instructor at Hapeville High School, southwest of Atlanta. Tumlin was accompanied to the installation by his daughter, Vicky Rehberg. He currently resides in Augusta's Georgia War Veterans Home. Photo by Nick Spinelli.

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