By Tammy Moore Teague

Fred Potter, a former resident of Waldron, AR, received an award from Secretary of State Mark Martin this week. The award was presented to Potter from Alma Mayor, Keith Greene and recognized Potter’s service in the Marine Corps and Army during the Korean War.

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The award also recognized him for “…his continuing inspiration to all Americans for what is Right and Just. Thank you for your service.

Additionally, Mayor Greene also presented Fred’s nephew, Allen, with the Arkansas Travelers Award from Governor Asa Hutchinson. That award commissions its recipient to “…serve as Ambassador of God’s Will from Arkansas to the people of other states, of people of nations beyond the borders of the United States or wherever this Ambassador of Arkansas hereafter travel or reside.”

These awards were originally scheduled to be given out during a ceremony at Waldron’s High School auditorium on Saturday afternoon. That event has since been cancelled.

The Potter family and the Walking Veteran, Thomas Hudson will be attending the City of Waldron’s Christmas parade on Saturday evening. The parade is set to begin at 6 p.m.

Potter remains in a civil dispute over a family trust, and will return to a Scott County Courtroom next week.

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