National Guard News

Kansas Army National Guard Awards Feb. 2020

Legion of Merit Col. Tony D. Divish, 635th RSG, Wichita Col. Judith D. Martin, JFHQ-KS, Topeka Col. Roger D. Murdock, JFHQ-KS, Topeka Lt. Col. Jerritt L. Curtis, Co. A, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth Chief Warrant Officer 5 Sandra S. Lashley, JFHQ-KS, Topeka Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin J. Herman, HQ, 169th CSSB, Olathe Command Sgt. Maj. Brian A. Anderson, HQ, …

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Retired Brig. Gen. Alfred P. Bunting

Retired Brig. Gen. Alfred P. Bunting, Burlingame, Kansas, passed away Feb 19, 2020, from complications of an automobile accident. A native of Kennett, Missouri, he joined the Army in 1948 at age 17, and served as an infantryman in Korea and Japan and met the love of his life Toni while assigned at Fort Riley. He joined the 127th Fighter …

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Janis reenlists

Creating partnerships across states! Capt. Michael Billings of the Kansas Training Center in Salina, Kansas, recites the oath for reenlistment to Spc. Bradley Janis of the South Dakota National Guard. Janis is a student at the 2nd Battalion, 235th Regiment. He reenlisted on 23 Jan. 23, 2020, for a 6-year commitment.

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Dennis V. Lewis

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Dennis V. Lewis, Americus, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Newman Regional Health, Emporia. He was 72. Dennis was born March 20, 1947, in Emporia, the son of Harding and Lois Koppenhaver Lewis. He married Beverly K. Albrecht on May 27, 1997, in Miami, Oklahoma. She survives. Surviving family members include his wife, Beverly K. Lewis, Americus; …

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635th Armor Regiment and 137th Infantry Regiment accepting scholarship applications

The Scholarship Committee of the 635th Armor Regiment and 137th Infantry Regiment Scholarship fund has announced the availability of four $500 education scholarships. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship grants to direct descendants, legally adopted children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of those that served honorably, to assist the recipients in attending accredited schools of higher learning. Applications will …

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Arab Shrine donates circus tickets to Kansas National Guard

In a generous show of support for the Soldiers and Airmen of the Kansas National Guard and their families, the Topeka Arab Shrine will donate 2,000 tickets to the 2020 Shrine Circus to the Kansas National Guard. The presentation will be Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 2:30 p.m., at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, 125 SE Airport Drive, Topeka. …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Donald E. Moyer Jr.

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Donald E. Moyer, Jr, 68, of Alta Vista, Kansas, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, surrounded by his family, ending his fight with cancer. He was born Oct. 21, 1951, at Altoona, Pennsylvania, the son of Donald and Ruth (Garman) Moyer, Sr. He lived in Kansas most of his life. He served 38 wonderful years …

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William “Bill” F. Parker

William “Bill” F. Parker, age 76, of Wakarusa, Kansas,passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at his home in Wakarusa. Bill was born Oct. 10, 1943, in Louisville, Mississippi, the son of William M. Parker, Jr. and Alice (Forbes) Parker.  Bill grew up in Mississippi where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University in industrial management. He married …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Donald E. Moyer, Jr,

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Donald E. Moyer, Jr, 68, of Alta Vista, Kansas, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, surrounded by his family, ending his fight with cancer. He was born Oct. 21, 1951, at Altoona, Pennsylvania, the son of Donald and Ruth (Garman) Moyer, Sr. He lived in Kansas most of his life. He served 38 wonderful years …

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Kenneth J. “Griff” Griffin

Kenneth J. Griffin “Griff” was born on May 23, 1945, and passed away on Nov. 19, 2019. Griff was an inflight refueling “boom” operator with the 190th Air Refueling Wing. He was one of the original group who transferred into the career field when the unit gained the KC-135 mission in 1977. As of this date there is no obituary …

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