Veteran Clyde Blackwood, of Roosevelt, will be honored during the halftime show at Friday’s football game at Hightowner Stadium.
Blackwood will be accompanied by his wife Mabel. Blackwood was born in 1924. He joined the Navy in January 1944 and served as an Aerographer; making visual and instrument observations of weather and sea conditions for pilots. His areas of service include Lakehurst, New Jersey; Brunswick, Maine; Quonset Point, Rhode Island; and Cape Cod, Mass. His last assignment was serving on the U.S.S. Moberly, a Tacoma-class Frigate that earned a battle star for sinking a German U-boat. After being honorably discharged in 1946, Blackwood worked for the National Weather Service and retired in 1980 after a 35-year career.
Altus High School Principal Rita Bisel and the 97th Mission Support Group Commander, Colonel Terri Jones will make a special presenation to Blackwood at the event.
The presentation is a was for the Altus High School Band, along with the City of Altus, to thank Blackwood and all Veterans and active military service members for their service to our country.