National Guard News

Wendell W. Kellogg

Wendell W. Kellogg, 77, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018. Wendell was born in Rooks County, Kansas, on July 1, 1941, a son of the late Leona (Cook) and Walter Kellogg. He was in the National Guard, saw service in Vietnam as a JAG officer from 1968-1970 and was a member of the VFW. Wendell graduated from …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class David Lorenzen

Retired Sgt. 1st Class David L. Lorenzen, 77, of Sierra Vista passed away peacefully surrounded by family. August 20, 2018. David L., son of the late Frank L. and Clara (Radcliff) Lorenzen born on April 23, 1941, in Spencer, Iowa. David served his country with United States Army in the Infantry division, during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. …

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SPIES Training 2018

SPIES Training Officers from Ellsworth Correctional Facility teamed up with the pilots and crew members of HHC 1-108TH AVN (ASLT) to conduct Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction System (SPIES) training in Salina, on June 7. Posted by Kansas National Guard on Thursday, July 12, 2018 Officers from Ellsworth Correctional Facility teamed up with the pilots and crew members of HHC 1-108TH AVN …

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Spc. Khamis A. Naser

Spc. Khamis A. Naser, 24, Topeka, a member of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 130th Field Artillery Brigade, was called home to God’s loving arms for lasting protection early in the morning of July 31, 2018. No longer able to fight off his demons, Khamis couldn’t be protected by his Nana or his adoptive parents any longer. He became a …

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Sgt. Raquel Elizabeth Rolfe

Sgt. Raquel Elizabeth Rolfe, 36, of Spring Hill, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the Olathe Medical Center. The daughter of Paul Hervey and Ginger Cline, she was born February 27, 1982, in Bloomfield, Iowa. Raquel grew up and graduated high school in Kirksville, Missouri. She treasured her high school years and stayed in touch with those friends …

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Retired Spc. Glen R. Ruta

Retired Spc. Glen R. Ruta, 55, of Hutchinson, died July 30, 2018, at his home from natural causes. He was born April 16, 1963, in Fulton, New York, to Adolf and Emma Jean (Warner) Ruta. Glen graduated from high school in Fulton and attended Auburn Community College. Upon completion of basic training in the United States Army, he served in …

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Pfc. Kelly R. Edwards

Kelly Ryan Edwards, 28, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away on July 22, 2018. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 5 to 7:00 pm. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington Street, Junction City. Funeral services with Military Honors will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project: PO Box 758517 …

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