James W.D. Franks has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

Franks will be an aviator assigned in Tulsa.

He is the son of James A. Franks, and Beverly Tweedy, both of Tishomingo.

His wife, Mindi, is the daughter of Richard Conley, and Debbie Conley, both of Madill.

In 2000, he graduated from Tishomingo High School, and received an associate degree in 2002 from Murray State College, Tishomingo.

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