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Tommy Franks was born in Wynnewood (pronounced "Winnywood"), Oklahoma, and grew up in Midland, Texas, where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School one year ahead of First Lady Laura Bush. After two years at the University of Texas, he joined the United States Army, and in 1967, as a distinguished graduate of the Artillery Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and sent to Viet Nam. [+]