Colonel Ralph Puckett named Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen - WRBL

Colonel Ralph Puckett named Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen

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   COLUMBUS, Ga.  Supporters of the Chattahoochee Council of the Boy Scouts of America gathered at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center Thursday night for their annual distinguished citizen award dinner.

   This year's honoree was Colonel Ralph Puckett.  Col. Puckett retired from the Army in 1971 after 22 years of service.  He earned two distinguished service crosses from the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He served as honorary colonel of the 75th Ranger Regiment for twelve years from 1996 to 2008.

   Col. Puckett credits his years in scouting for helping him develop his leadership skills.  He joined scouting when he was twelve.  By the age of 14 he earned his Eagle Scout award with a gold palm.

   In receiving the award, Col. Puckett said, "Repeating the scout oath was probably the first time that I realized that I had a duty to contribute something to my country, to give something back to this great land in which we are privileged and fortunate to live."

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