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Chief Master Sgt. Paul H. Lankford
Chief Master Sgt. Paul H. Lankford was a survivor of the Bataan Death March in the Philippine Islands and in a Japanese prison camp for three years who went on to help stand up the Air National Guard’s premiere school for enlisted leadership. The Paul H. Lankford Professional Military Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn., is his legacy. Lankford served as commandant from 1968 to 1981. He passed away in 2008 with more than 42 years of service in the active duty Air Force and Air Guard. (U.S. Air Force file photo/Released)

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