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2004 Military Science Hall of Honor Inductees

Lt. Col.(ret.) James Patrick Coughlin Lt. Col. (ret.) James Patrick Coughlin was a member of the first graduating class after Arlington State College (now UTA) became a four-year school, earning his bachelorís degree in history in 1961. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Presidential Unit Citation in a military career spanning tours of duty in Korea, Germany and Vietnam. After retiring from active military service in 1982, he took the position of senior Army instructor in the JROTC program at Plano East Senior High School. In 1995 he became the JROTC coordinator for the Plano Independent School District and presently supervises its three JROTC programs. He and his wife, Mary Lou, live in Plano and have nine children.

Wayne E. Glenn Wayne E. Glenn graduated from North Texas Agricultural College (now UTA) in 1937 when it was a two-year school and went on to earn a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1941. During World War II, he served as a company commander, training troops in Texas and Oklahoma for active service. He had begun working for Continental Oil Co. in 1940 and returned there after the war. In 1966 he was elected to Conocoís Board of Directors. He led various petroleum divisions for Conoco before forming his own company, Wayne E. Glenn Associates, Inc., in 1977. He has received numerous awards and honors for his service to the petroleum industry. He and his wife, Barbara, have been married since 1940 and have three grown children.

Gary L. Harvard The late Gary L. Havard graduated from Arlington State College (now UTA) in 1953 when it was a two-year school. He was active in the Corps of Cadets and attained the rank of lieutenant. His tour of duty in the Army took him to France. After his discharge from the Army, he earned a bachelorís degree in architecture from Texas Tech University in 1960. He moved to Fort Worth and spent the next 30 years designing more than $400 million in development and helped spark a preservation effort to secure the cityís heritage. He was selected by the state of Texas to be the official artist for the 1986 Sesquicentennial, and he designed the UTA logo. He wrote several books about the history of Fort Worth. He died Oct. 30, 2003. He and his wife, Fran, had three children.

Lt. Col.(ret.) William H. Herndon Jr. Lt. Col. (ret.) William H. Herndon Jr. was a member of the first graduating class after Arlington State College (now UTA) became a four-year school, earning his bachelorís degree in biology in 1961. He was a second lieutenant in the Transportation Corps and upon leaving active duty in 1963 joined the 144th Infantry, Texas Army National Guard. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1989 after serving three tours as reserve affairs officer, U.S. Army Logistics Center, Fort Lee, Va. After his retirement from USAR, he worked for the state Department of Highways and Public Transportation, now the Texas Department of Transportation, in Fort Worth. When he retired from TxDOT in 1998, he was an environmental specialist responsible for hazardous waste management for the Fort Worth district. He lives in Fort Worth and has two grown children.  




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