Wofford, Auzie

State: AR

Units: HHD, 217th Maintenance Bn


Years Of Service: 39

Auzie B. Wofford enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1942, immediately upon graduation from high school at Ozark, Arkansas. He served as a Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class in the South Pacific Theater during World War II, returning home to Arkansas upon his discharge in November 1945. He enlisted in the Arkansas National Guard in September 1952, serving in a variety of leadership and staff positions, culminating with his assignment as Battalion Command Sergeant Major. CSM Auzie B. Wofford retired from the Arkansas Army National Guard July 1983.


Jul 1942 – Nov 1945 US Navy

Jul 1947 – Jul 1952 US Navy Reserve, Fort Smith, AR

Sep 1952 – Jun 1959 Co E, 153rd Inf Reg, 39th Division, Clarksville, AR

Jul 1959 – Dec 1963 Co E, 217th Engineer Bn, 39th Division, Clarksville, AR

Jan 1964 – Nov 1967 HHC, 217th Engineer Bn, 39th Division, Russellville, AR

Dec 1967 – Jul 1983 HHD, 217th Maintenance Bn, Russellville,AR


Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Reserve Component Achievement Medal, with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters

Armed Forces Reserve Medal, with Silver Hour Glass

American Defense Service Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, with 3 Bronze Campaign Stars

World War II Victory Medal

Good Conduct Medal