National Guard News

19-065 Kansas National Guard to conduct orientation flight Oct. 23

Community leaders from Overland Park and the surrounding area will be flying out of Johnson County Community College Campus, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, aboard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flown by the Kansas National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation. The flights are part of the Kansas National Guard’s Community Connect program to increase awareness of the Guard, …

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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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Citizen Soldier 2023 supports commanding general’s initiatives

By Staff Sgt. Mark Nussbaumer Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Harmon, the new senior enlisted leader of the Kansas Army National Guard, unveiled his command strategies in a new campaign called Citizen Soldier 2023 in support of Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt’s, the commanding general of the Kansas army National Guard, lines of efforts, which are sustained readiness, soldier care, shared understanding …

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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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19-058 OCS Hall of Fame induction ceremony set for Aug. 24

Retired Brig. Gen. Robert E. Windham will be inducted into the Kansas National Guard Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in a ceremony set for Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Kansas Highway Patrol Academy, 2019 E. Iron Ave., Salina. Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Windham The 1 p.m. ceremony will be held in conjunction with the graduation and commissioning ceremony for …

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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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