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Clovis' Ira Pottard dies at 97


February 23, 2020

File photo: Tony Bullocks

Ira Pottard waves to the crowd during Clovis' 2013 Veterans Day Parade.

CLOVIS - Ira Pottard was well known in Clovis as one of the oldest remaining buffalo soldiers. His family knew him better as "Pops," a father and grandfather who loved playing dominoes and making music with his keyboard and guitar.

Pottard, 97, di...

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