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Receiving the Stephen Decatur award, so named for the city’s namesake, naval hero Stephen Decatur, at Thursday night’s Decatur Chamber of Commerce banquet was Dr. Roger Thompson. He retired from Decatur Dental Service in 2006, after 34 years of service to the Decatur community. However, Thompson has been anything but idle.
A native of Anderson, Thompson graduated from IU in 1966 and the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1970. Following graduation he was commissioned into the United States Army and served in Vietnam in the Medical Corps as a dentist.
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