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Tommy Ray Franks

Date of birth: June 17, 1945
Place of Birth: Oklahoma, Wynnewood
Home of record: Midland Texas

Born Tommy Ray Bentley, Tommy Franks was adopted as a child by Lorene and "Pete" Parker Franks. He retired as a U.S. Army General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Tommy Ray Franks, United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Tommy Ray Franks, United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States as Commander, U.S. Central Command, from 2002 to 2003.

Action Date: 2002 - 2003

Service: Army

Rank: General

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Tommy Ray Franks, United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Tommy Ray Franks, United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Tommy Ray Franks, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, culminating as Commander, U.S. Central Command, from 2002 to 2003.

Action Date: 2002 - 2003

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Tommy Ray Franks, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Tommy Ray Franks, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Tommy Ray Franks, United States Army, was awarded a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General