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Watertown Readiness Center renamed in honor of general


WATERTOWN, S.D. - The South Dakota Army National Guard officially rechristened the Watertown Readiness Center, Sunday, Oct. 2.

The facility's new name is the Brig. Gen. Ernie Edwards Readiness Center, so named for the 81-year-old Watertown man who has been an educator and mentor in the community for years, and who served nearly four decades in the SDARNG.

Edwards served as the 17th assistant adjutant general of the SDARNG and retired with over 37 years of service. He spent more than 39 years as an educator in South Dakota and served the majority of his career as a math teacher, coach, principal and superintendent in Watertown.

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