Bill Cates – Frisco’s First Veteran of the Year


Interview #39

Having lived in Frisco for 87 years, Bill Cates is our city’s first recipient of Mayor Cheney’s Distinguished Veteran of the Year Award. He has lived here all his life, outside of his Army service, and remembers when Frisco’s population was 736. A true gentleman and a gem, Mr. Cates will pass the baton on Tuesday, November 6th, at the City Council meeting to the next honoree. Please nominate and vote for next year’s distinguished veteran through October 25th.

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Show Notes:

0:44 – How long has Bill Cates lived in Frisco
1:54 – Bill’s service history in the Army
3:06 – What kind of career has Bill had after his Army service
4:32 – Bill’s family tree and how many times has he moved in Frisco
5:48 – Has Bill’s life changed since winning this award
6:24 – Bill’s involvement with the Frisco Heritage Center
7:24 – How Bill was nominated and how YOU can nominate the next recipient – voting ends October 25th!

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