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James W. McFarland

Aug. 20, 2010

Retired Army Col. James W. McFarland, a former assistant professor of military science at Western Michigan University, died March 24. He was 72.

McFarland taught military science at WMU from 1968 to 1970. A decorated logistics officer, he served more than 30 years in the Army.

He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas in 1960 and was named an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate, and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from WMU in 1970.

After retirement, he was the assistant vice president of marketing for a national nonprofit organization that works to create employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities.

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