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Kansas Army National Guard Awards May 2019

  Legion of Merit Col. Thomas Barnett Jr., Co. A (-), 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth Col. Frederick Good, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Topeka Col. Scott Henry, Co. A (-), 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth Col. John Johnson, 69th TC, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster Lt. Col. Eric Ford, HSC, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth CW3 Joseph Walsh, Co. A (-), 35th ID, …

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Larry Heim

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Larry Heim was born in Goessel, Kansas, May 12, 1944, the son of Andrew and Edna (Moddelmog) Heim and brother to Jerry Heim. He graduated from Canton High School in 1962. June 20, 1965, began a 53-year marriage to Lana Rassmussen. They were married at the Methodist Church in Canton. This union was blessed with …

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Retired Sgt. Maj. Joseph T. “Jody” Muller Sr.

Retired Sgt. Maj. Joseph T. “Jody” Muller Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Brookdale of Topeka. He was born Sept. 17, 1935, at St. Marys, the son of Frank and Catherine Bennett Muller. Shortly after, his family moved to Delia, moving back to St. Marys when he was in the eighth grade. He graduated from Immaculate Conception …

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Retired 1st Sgt. Richard Paul “Pappy” Johnson

Retired 1st Sgt. Richard Paul “Pappy” Johnson, 83, died on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City. He was born July 21, 1935, on the family farm near Fellsburg, the son of Clarence “Shorty” and Ruth ( Lindsay) Johnson. He married Carol Sparke in 1957. He later married Betty Schlereth Davidson Nov. 2, 1985, at …

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190th’s own named Food Network champion

By Staff Sgt. Emily Amyotte 190th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Family, food and friendly competition–that’s what Master Sgt. Lucretia Cross, 190th Civil Engineer Squadron operations manager, holds near and dear to her heart and what brought her the opportunity to compete on Food Network’s Family Food Showdown. Cross’ family owns and operates a Topeka-based southern-style food truck, Snoutherns, with …

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