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Army Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter, the acting director of the Army National Guard, sits among friends and family during a farewell ceremony held in his honor at the Army National Guard Readiness Center on Nov. 30 in Arlington, Va. Carpenter will return to his home state of South Dakota after 29 months as the acting director. (Sgt. Darron Salzer/Army National Guard)

Sturgis native retires from Army National Guard after 44 years

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army National Guard bid farewell this week to Army Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter after his 29 months of service as the acting director of the Army National Guard, and more than 44 years of military service.


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