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Dwight “Dink” Pike

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Dwight “Dink” Pike, 65, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Jan. 30, 2021. Dwight was born Sept. 24, 1955, to Walter and Clora Mae Pike in Wichita, . After graduating West High School in 1973, he went on to join the Navy, serving aboard the USS Midway. Dwight joined the Kansas Air National Guard in 1981, serving in both the 184th …

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Kansas Guard recruiter recognized by senior Army leadership

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command selected Sgt. Di Nong, a recruiter in the Wichita area for the Kansas Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Command, as the January 2021 Hero of the Month. Gen. Paul Funk, TRADOC commander, established the recognition as a way to reward …

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Richard “Dick” Miller

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Richard “Dick” Miller, 84, of Topeka, passed away Jan. 25, 2021. He was born March 2, 1936, in Hebron, Nebraska, the son of Jack and Mary Etta (Corliss) Miller. He graduated from Marysville High School 1955. He joined the Kansas National Guard after graduating and served for nine years. Dick managed Valley Fertilizer in Clay Center for 35 years. He …

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ewing Wendell Fritts

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ewing Wendell Fritts, 90, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Jan. 21, 2021, at Parkview Heights Living Center in Garnett. Ewing was born at home north of Richter, Kansas, April 29, 1930. He was the last surviving sibling of 10 brothers and sisters born to John Wesley and Nellie Frances (Brown) Fritts. He was a lifelong …

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Retired Brig. Gen. William S. Mahler

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Retired Brig. Gen. William S. Mahler, 88, of Daytona Beach Shores, passed away Dec. 30, 2020, at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Will and Josephine (Stiles) Mahler. Mahler was a pilot and a former commander of the 190th Air Refueling Wing as the unit converted from …

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