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Mordell Trammel, along with thousands of “the Greatest Generation,” began his “lifetime of service” with the U.S. Army in World War II where he fought in the Battle of Okinawa and in the invasion of the Philippines. After the war, he came back to Duncan and worked at the Old Sun Ray Refinery for 32 years. He was recently honored with a Lifetime Service Award at the Association of South Central Oklahoma Government’s annual meeting.
Trammell serves as chairman of the ‘poppy board” for the American Legion. He has volunteered with Stephens County Emergency Management since 1984 and started the local emergency planning committee for Stephens County.
Trammell has served on the ASCOG Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council for over 25 years and has represented Duncan and Stephens County in the Silver-haired legislature since 1988 and is a lifetime member of the Oklahoma Silver-haired Legislature Alumni Association.
He was an ombudsman volunteer for ASCOG for eight years, ensuring the rights of residents in long-term care facilities.
He has served over 600 hours as a volunteer for the Department of Human Services in Stephens County and was named as the Outstanding Older Oklahoman of the Year by the Department of Human Services.
He says, “I’m doing as much as I can, for as many as I can, for as long as I can!”