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Al Straub

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Al Straub, 69, died March 10, 2021, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born February 21, 1952, in Wamego, Kansas, the son of Otto J. and Arleen (Immenschuh) Straub. Al grew up in Clay Center, graduating from Clay County Community High School in 1972. He served in the Kansas Army National Guard from 1972-1993. He married Debra Dunn on June 9, …

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Serendipitous donation kick-starts Kansas Guard unit’s fundraising efforts

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard HIAWATHA, Kan. – The headquarters for the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery Brigade sits about 15 miles south of the Nebraska-Kansas border in the town of Hiawatha. Like many small towns in Kansas, Hiawatha has retained a distinct historic feel, with many original buildings and …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Harlan Dee Frey, Jr.

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Harlan Dee Frey, Jr., 74, of rural DuBois, Nebraska, was born on Sept. 28, 1946, in Seneca, Kansas, to Harlan Sr. and Neola (Kroemer) Frey. He was raised near Bern, where he received his schooling and graduated from Bern High School with the class of 1964. As a young man, Harlan enjoyed playing softball. He would …

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Retired Col. Marion William Manion

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Retired Col. Marion William Manion, 93, of Topeka, passed away Feb. 21, 2021. He was born March 23, 1927, in Humboldt, Kansas, the son of Marion M. and Elvira (Osborn) Manion. He was a graduate of Humboldt High School and attended West Point Military Academy, Kansas University, Washburn University, Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and United States Army Command …

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Retired Master Sgt. Robert Gregory Litton

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Retired Master Sgt. Robert Gregory Litton, 75, of Andover, Kansas, passed away Feb. 16, 2021 in Wichita. Memorial graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at Ascension Cemetery, Bel Aire. Robert was born in Detroit, Michigan, Dec. 5, 1945, to the late Marie (Mattie) and Lee Roy Litton. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the …

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