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 James Vaughan

Jim Vaughan, Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army (Retired) Commissioned in the United States Army in 1968 from the University of Tennessee at Martin, he served in armor units in the United States, Germany and Vietnam. He was also a detailed Inspector General and held instructional positions at the U.S. Army Field Artillery and U.S. Army Armor Schools. In 1983 while at U. S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KA, he participated in the first Staff Ride to Chickamauga with Dr. Glenn Robertson. After having served as Chief of Staff of the 194th Armor Brigade (Separate) at Fort Knox, KY, his final active duty assignment was the Professor of Military Science at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. While there, he conducted numerous staff rides and battlefield tours at Shiloh National Military Park. Retiring from the Army in 1990, he held several administrative positions at Murray State University until retiring again in 2008. Currently, he serves as a part-time volunteer battlefield tour guide and staff ride facilitator at Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Since then, he has guided over 1,700 visitors and contributed over 3,7000 volunteer hours. He resides in Murray, Kentucky with his wife, Marcia.

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