Army Colonel Retires in Tampa After 46 Years

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- After 46 years and four days in uniform, Army Col. Warner "Rocky" Farr is calling it a career.
He's retiring in a ceremony at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base following a career that began as in 1967 and spanned from the Vietnam War to becoming the command surgeon of the U.S. Special Operations Command Central since 2009.
The Tampa Tribune reports Farr started paratrooper school at Fort Benning, Ga., in October 1967, just as the filming of "The Green Berets" starring John Wayne was wrapping up. Farr says he served with some soldiers who acted in the movie.
Back home, Farr was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1979 and earned a medical degree in 1983.
After retiring, Farr says he and his wife plan to stay in Tampa.


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