Museum of Veterans and Military History
Museum of Veterans
and Military History
P.O. Box 668
Vilonia, Arkansas 72173
We are a 501c3 organization - your donations are tax deductible
Awarded the 2014 and 2015 Vilonia Area Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year
Proudly honoring our military Veterans through education, outreach and community service
2016 Faulkner County
Veteran of the Year Awarded to
Dwight Witcher of Conway
Dwight Witcher is the 2016 Faulkner County Veteran of the Year as announced by the Museum of Veterans and Military History.
He was nominated by his niece April Ray of Sherwood. A Marine, Dwight was stationed on a U.S. aircraft carrier serving stints in the Mediterranean and out of Subic Bay in the Philippines and also he served a tour in Vietnam.
After he returned from Vietnam, he attended UCA and that is where he met his wife, Louise. They have been married 42 years and have raised two children, Carrie and Zac. Dwight founded his own business Environmental Process Systems in 1996.
Perhaps most telling about this veteran is his continued dedication to veterans. He is a member of the Dale W. Langford detachment of the Marine Corps League in Conway. He served two years as the Marine Corps League Department of Arkansas commandant. He serves as president of the Arkansas Veterans Coalition and is also currently sitting on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Military Hall of Fame. He is also active with Wreaths Across Arkansas.
A letter in his nomination packet from fellow Marine David Dubois writes about Dwight’s help to him during his battle with cancer. Dubois says “ Every Marine says Semper Fidelis is our motto—meaning Always Faithful. Dwight not only says it but he lives it. Dwight knew I was very sick, unemployed and far away from my support team. In a completely selfless gesture, he called me and offered for me to live with his wife and him when I got back to Arkansas. Without Dwight, my life would be very different.”
Dwight also has a heart for children.
He helps with the local Toys for Tots drive. He has been a member of New Life in Conway for more than 10 years.
He also assists his wife in fundraising events for CASA. He has four grandchildren including Isabella,
Parker, Lawson and Molly.
The museum receives nominations from the community and the finalist is voted upon by the board. Previous honorees:
- Linda Hicks, President/Director
- Sharon McGraw, Vice President
- Sherry Clements, Treasurer
- Harold Clevinger, Asst. Director
- Brian Anible, Community Relations Officer
- Diana Cantey, website design
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