U.S. Senator John Boozman recognized the service and sacrifice of Colonel (retired) Don English, who served in the Army for 30 years, in his latest edition of ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans.
English was born and raised in Plainview, Arkansas in Yell County. After graduating from Plainview-Rover High School, he attended Arkansas Tech University before transferring to Oklahoma State University where he graduated in 1957 with a degree in forestry.
In college, he was required to participate in a mandatory two-year ROTC program and elected to continue it through graduation. After college, he started his military career with basic officer training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
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