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Military Veterans'
Hall of Fame

LT. Colonel Dennis Wayne White | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

LT. Colonel Dennis Wayne White

LT Colonel White, deceased, Jonesboro, U.S. Army, Viet Nam. Awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Reserve Component Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster. In June of 2007, he retired a Doctor of Philosophy in Speech Communication and was recognized as an Arkansas State University President's Fellows. In 2010, LTC White was one of five founding Board Members and served as the Deputy Director of the Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame. He was also an active member in the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 26, Jonesboro. 

During his Vietnam tour he did combat patrols with first platoon, Fox company, 2nd Squadron, 11th ACR and Echo company; 14th Infantry Brigade. He served in the active reserve from 1967 - 1997 where he commanded the 318th Military Intelligence Detachment and the 343rd Public Affairs Detachment and served on the general staff of the 122nd Army Reserve command and the 90th Readiness Reserve command. He was discharged on April 1997 at Camp Pike Arkansas with the rank of lieutenant colonel. he worked as an associate professor and department chair, Department of communication, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and retired in June 2007 after 34 years of commitment to ASU. He served as president of the ASU faculty Senate, Phi Kappa Delta officer, and president of Arkansas communication and Theater Arts Association.

Lieutenant Colonel White was one of the five founding members and the deputy director of the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame. With the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 26 Jonesboro; Lieutenant Colonel White served as the chapter Judge Advocate joining in 2009 and was active on the grievance, finance and scholarship committees. He was instrumental in relocating the local DAV to the ASU Campus. With the employer support of the guard and Reserve; Lieutenant Colonel White participated in this organization for approximately 10 years which recognized supervisors for supporting guard and Reserve employees.  Army Reserve Ambassador; the volunteer position was equivalent to a 2 Star General and Lieutenant Colonel White actively participated for six years beginning in 2001. The ARA was established to promote awareness of the Army Reserve and the identified goals and objectives of the chief of Army Reserve. Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lieutenant Colonel White was a lifetime member of the VFW for approximately 20 years. Military Officers Association of America; Lieutenant Colonel White served as the Northeast Arkansas MOAA Chapter as Director. 

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