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“Commended”December 24, 2014 Classic Photo:

December 24, 2014 Classic Photo:


Sarah Hall contacted The Nashville News to let us know that the man with “Pruitt” on his nametag was her brother, Sam Pruitt.

Later, Pruitt himself got in touch with us, giving some more information about the photo. He wrote:

“Interesting to see me almost 50 years ago. In early November of 1969 I was about to be discharged from the Army after two years, ten months, two days. I was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for my work at the Pentagon. I came back to Illinois to finish college and moved around Illinois in various jobs, ending up in the Springfield area for the past 40 years. I stay in contact with my family at Oakdale (Sarah and Emory Hall and clan) and always enjoy getting back to the REAL Illinois as often as possible. The last time I was there was for my 50th high school class reunion last September.”

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