Saturday, December 3, 2011

Oklahoma Has New General Officer

The Oklahoman's Michel McNutt reports Oklahoma has a new general officer: Oklahoma's newest general is a state native who has spent 31 years in the U.S. Army.

And his wife is a sorority sister of the governor.

Brig. Gen. Walter E. Fountain, 50, of the Oklahoma National Guard, received his one-star symbols and his general's flag Friday during a pinning ceremony at the state Capitol.

Fountain, whose promotion was approved last month, previously served as deputy chief of staff operations for the Oklahoma National Guard.

He now serves as assistant adjutant general for the Army.

Fountain, a native of Prague who lives in Norman, served in Iraq in 2008-09.

His military medals include the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

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