Notices

MAJ (R) Jimmy Max Plummer

MAJ (R) Jimmy Max Plummer, 72, of Hutchinson, died September 14, 2017, in Hutchinson. Jim was born in Hays, January 27, 1945, to Ben Ellis Plummer Jr. and Ellen Elizabeth (Wilson) Plummer during the last months of World War II while Ben was deployed with the U.S. Army in India. Jim lived the great majority of his life in Kansas. …

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SGT. Casey Cummings

Casey was with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Casey Cummings passed away from a tragic accident at home on Saturday, September 9th, at the age of 39. He was born on September 3, 1978 in Wichita, KS to Curtis and Cathy Cummings. Casey graduated from Southeast HS in 1996. He joined the Army National Guard in 2004, quickly rising to …

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MAJ (R) Merrill “M.J.” Straight

Merrill “M.J.” Straight, 86, died Monday, September 4, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born September 4, 1931 at Dodge City, the son of Merrill Denver and Margaret (Baker) Straight. He was a lifetime Dodge City resident. He was a graduate of Dodge City High School and received his Associates Degree form Dodge City Junior College. He owned …

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Lt. Col. (R) David Kent Pitman

David Kent Pitman, 71, was born on November 7, 1945, the son of J. Frank and Modena Helen (Porter) Pitman. He passed into heaven on August 27, 2017, in Loudon, TN. His early years were spent in Minneola, KS until the family moved to Haven, KS in 1954. David graduated from Haven High School where he was a star basketball …

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Joseph T. (Joe) Flerlage, Jr.

Joseph T. (Joe) Flerlage, Jr., 78, Hardy, AR; died August 22, 2017 in the comfort of his home after an extended illness. He was born April 22, 1939 in St. Louis, MO. to Joseph Flerlage, Sr. and Margaret Morgan.  His family moved to St. Marys from Florrisant, when Joe was six years old. He attended Immaculate Conception Church and Elementary …

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August 2017 Plains Guardian Retirements

Kansas Army National Guard Lt. Col. Damon Frizzell, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth Maj. Brent Buckley, JFHQ KS-LC, Topeka Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Cameron II, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brandy Nichols, HHC (-), 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Topeka Chief Warrant Officer 4 Larry Werneke, JFHQ KSLC, Topeka Master Sgt. Larry Arnold, 130th FAB, Manhattan Staff Sgt. …

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May 2017 Plains Guardian Retirements

Kansas Army National Guard Lt. Col. William Yanek II, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth Maj. Luke Phillips, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth Capt. Kraig Buffington, HHC (-), 2nd CAB, 137th Inf, Kansas City Chief Warrant Officer 2 Scott Davis, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth Chief Warrant Officer 2 John Fulks, Co G, 1st Bn, 111th Avn, Topeka 1st Sgt. Travis Eichhorn, 772nd Eng …

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