On the Wall

Teense Willford recounts his role in historic events


Photo courtesy Loren "Teense" Willford

Loren "Teense" Willford in 1961 during his time in the Army.

"I didn't know that I was part of history until my granddaughter came home from school, I said 'What are you studying?' She said 'The Berlin Wall,' and I said 'Hell, I was there."

Loren "Teense" Willford, former representative for Wyoming House District 47, served in the United States Army eighth infantry, fourth division, beginning in 1961. Willford was a motor sergeant and part of his job was to patrol the Berlin Wall. "Wherever there were problems, we would try to solve the problem.

Willford was involved in an international incident during his time of service, involving a young man name...

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