Notices

Retired 1st Sgt. Roy T. “Tom” Hess

Roy T. Hess (Tom), 77, passed peacefully October 4, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital – Wichita. He was born June 18, 1942, at St. Francis Hospital – Wichita, the son of Webster Neal Hess and Nellie (Peggy) Perilla (McDannald). Tom graduated Caldwell High School, Class of 1960.  Following graduation, he attended and graduated Cowley County Community College.  Tom joined the …

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Burl Thomas Johnson

Burl Thomas Johnson Age 84, retired United States Army veteran, passed away Sept. 11, 2019. Burl was a very outgoing man who never met a stranger. He was a loyal and kind man who easily became a father figure to the people around him. He was a very wonderful husband, devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather who was very loved …

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald “Ron” James Carter

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald “Ron” James Carter, Olathe, Kansas, passed away Aug. 30, 2019, at KU Medical Center. Ron was born Sept. 6, 1945, in Bell Gardens, California, to Landon Harold “Bing” and Dorothy L. Carter. In 1951, the family moved to Olathe and then to Gardner in 1958. Following graduation from Gardner High School in 1963, he …

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Retirements Sept. 2019

Kansas Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Victor Joseph Braden, HQ (-) 35th In Div, LawrenceCol. Divish Tony Dale, ARNG Staff Ele, JFHQ KS-LC, WamegoCol. Murdock Roger Dean, ARNG Staff Ele, JFHQ KS-LC, MeridenCol. Radmer Charles Randolph, Det 1 Co B 35th In Div, WestmorelandLt. Col. Johnnie Edward Gallegos, Co A (-) 35th In Div, LenexaMaj. Jon Frederic Christiansen, HQ (-) …

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1st Sgt. Michael Galley and Sgt. 1st Class Scott Winter Retires

Sgt. 1st Class Scott Winter, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was recognized Aug. 23 during the monthly retirement ceremony on Fort Riley. Winter served 23 years in both active duty status and as a member of the Kansas Army National Guard. The retirement ceremony is dedicated to thanking 1st Inf. Div. and …

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Marvin Eugene Henry

Marvin Eugene Henry, 84, died, Friday, August 16, 2019, at Western Plains Medical Complex. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, Nov. 3, 1934, the son of George Lemuel and Hazel Naomi (Diehl) Henry. Following service in the Air Force as an aircraft crew chief, he joined the Topeka Police Force where he was also a competitive marksman. Marvin retired as …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Carl K. Horttor

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Carl K. Horttor, 79, of Paola, Kansas, passed away peacefully at the University of Kansas Medical Center the morning of July 26, 2019. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May. He passed knowing he was going to be in the presence of the Lord with family at his side. Carl was born on Dec. …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Wayne Hall

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Wayne Hall, age 68, of Reeds Spring, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. He entered this life Sept. 9, 1950, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Elton and Kathleen (Raftery) Hall. His father has preceded him in death. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. Steve proudly served …

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Kansas Army National Guard Awards — July 2019

Distinguished Service Medal Maj. Gen. Victor Braden, 35th Infantry Division. Fort Leavenworth, with oak leaf cluster Legion of Merit Chief Warrant Officer 5 Hector A. Vasquez, Headquarters Det, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, with oak leaf cluster Meritorious Service Medal 1st Sgt. Brewster S. Sherraden, 250th Forward Support Company, Ottawa, with oak leaf cluster Sgt. 1st Class Charles L. Craig, 1st Battalion, …

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Promotions announced — July 2019

Private — Malachi Dominick Abbott, Cooper James Adams, Payden Taylor Addis, Jeffery Ryan Allen, Preston Scott Allen, Tymber John Allen, Christian Angelbalde Avitia, Muhammad Mahir Badar, Dylan Marcus Baetz, Zachary Bryan Baugher, Kenneth Michael Bentley, Nathanal Cole Boyd, Makenzie Shanee Braun, Cameron Alisa Brenes, James Daniel Bridwell, Joel Michael Brown, Seth Blane Brown, Ryan Keith Buckley, Faith Barbara Burrell, Joshua …

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