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STARKVILLE, Mississippi — Mississippi State’s GV “Sonny” Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans at Nusz Hall today opened the new Carl Ray Furr Jr. [May 18] with a ribbon cut in honor of a decorated veteran and longtime friend of the university.
“It is most fitting that we name and dedicate this conference hall in honor of Carl Ray Furr Jr. Throughout his life he has answered the call to serve our great nation,” said the MSU President Mark E. Keenum.
Furr, a resident of Jackson and Port St. Lucie, Fla., Who died in 2016, served in the US Air Force and the US Army. He served in US special operations in Grenada. He also served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
His praise was high, and they included the Army Service Ribbon, Army Lapel Button, National Defense Service Medal, and Southeast Asian Service Medal with Bronze Star.
Furr was an avid Bulldog fan, often traveling with his family to support sports teams, and always appreciated opportunities for fellowship with other veterans, Keenum noted.
“Of the many services we offer here at the Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans, fellowship is perhaps the most important,” Keenum said. “We are proud that the name and legacy of Carl Ray Jr. as a member of the service and a veteran are officially part of this center where we provide student veterans a place to come together, to learn, to study together. and mutual support. another.”
To find out more, visit www.veterans.msstate.edu.
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