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  • Retired Air Force One pilot delivers annual lecture at Southern Arkansas University

    Col. (Ret.) Mark Tillman speaks to well-wishers at Farmers Bank & Trust in Magnolia, Arkansas on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, prior to delivering the program at the 13th Annual Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series banquet at SAU.

    A large crowd heard stories of heroism and patriotism on Thursday, Oct. 5, as Col. (Ret.) Mark Tillman, the nation’s 12th presidential pilot, delivered the program at the 13th Annual Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series banquet at the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center at Southern Arkansas University.

    Tillman was at the controls of Air Force One on Sept. 11, 2001, protecting President George W. Bush by keeping him out of harm’s way and connecting the airborne Oval Office to the nation’s first responders. He served as pilot and commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009. His distinguished career spans 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. Tillman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 2004 and promoted to Brigadier General by the President, the first military line officer to receive this honor. (more…)

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