SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — U.S. Army veteran Dr. Clyde Hall, who was named the latest Texoma Hero during a Friday ceremony, has touched countless lives during his service in the military and his role as a professor at Austin College.

Hall joined the military in 1942, during World War II, serving as a medical technician in North Africa and Italy where he was assigned to a mobile surgical hospital unit.

After his military days, Hall returned to Austin College, got his degree, and taught there until he retired.

Hall, who turned 100 years old this month, was unable to attend the Texoma Heroes induction ceremony on Friday due to health reasons; Chris Hall, accepted he award on his father's behalf.

"He never sought the spotlight in any way, and he's mellowed a bit as you get older," the younger Hall said. "But in terms of being the honoree, I mean, he feels embarrassed about it, but at the same time he feels very honored."

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