Gen. Tommy Franks To Speak At Fort Sill

Monday, May 11th 2009, 7:29 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) -- The commander of U.S. forces at the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will speak at an Armed Forces Day luncheon at Fort Sill this week.

The speech by retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks is part of a two-day celebration planned in Lawton. A parade Saturday will feature 2,500 soldiers and Marines.

Franks developed the initial "shock and awe" invasion of Iraq in March 2003 before retiring four months later.

The Wynnewood native was inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame in November. He has a home in the southwestern Oklahoma town of Roosevelt, and a leadership institute and museum bearing his name is being built in downtown Hobart.