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Medal of Honor recipient speaks at Hero's Luncheon

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins served for 17 years in the military. Most of that time was spent in the U.S. Army Special Forces running top secret mission across the globe. He served in 177 different countries during his time as a soldier. And, in 2014, Adkins was awarded the Medal of Honor from President Barak Obama for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty” during the Vietnam War.

Adkins currently lives in Alabama, but he was born and raised in Waurika, just a short drive south of Lawton. As a young man he attended Cameron University, then Cameron State Agricultural College. And on Wednesday he returned to Lawton to speak at a Hero’s Luncheon organized by First National Bank & Trust of Lawton.

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