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“God, country and family” describe Guardsman’s life

By Staff Sgt. Ray SimmonsOriginally printed in the February 2000 Plains Guardian Capt. Jose “Joe” Llamas had already served his country during World War II and was eligible for retirement from the Kansas Army National Guard when he was called to duty in Vietnam in May 1968. “I have to go with my men,” he said. He was killed on Aug. …

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Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Harmon, KSNG State Command Sergeant Major

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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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Annual Preparedness Day at the State Fair is Sept. 9

The heavy rains and flooding that occurred earlier this year was a sobering reminder to many Kansans of the need to be prepared for severe weather and other emergencies. To help Kansans be prepared, local, state, and federal agencies will take part in the annual Kansas Preparedness Day at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on Monday, Sept. 9. Kansas …

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