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James Hereford ’79

James Hereford ’79 passed away April 8 in Temple. He spent a year in the U.S. Navy Reserves before joining the U.S. Army where he served in South Korea, Vietnam, and Germany. His military awards include the Silver Star and Army Commendation Medal. He retired from the Army in 1975, then taught at West Ward Elementary School. He later taught and coached the football team at Fairway Middle School in Killeen. James was a member of American Legion Post No. 223, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9191, and Alpha Phi Kappa Sigma Lamba Chapter in Killeen. He received a pastor’s license from True Hands of Hope International Ministries and was senior pastor of Independent Missionary Baptist Church in Rosebud.