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Harold D. Taylor

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Harold Danny Taylor, known to his family and friends as Dan, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by loved ones, on July 21, 2018, at the age of 71. He was born on Feb 1, 1947 in Beloit, Kansas, to Harold and Wanda Taylor. He was the second of their six children. His parents raised their family in Glen …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Roger “Butch” Matson

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Roger “Butch” Matson, age 78, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at his home, of stage IV esophageal cancer. Mr. Matson was born August 26, 1939, in Pittsburg, Kansas, the son of Glenn Matson (Kirkwood, Kansas) and Elsie Standley (Monmouth, Kansas). He was a lifetime resident of Southeast Kansas. He attended …

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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps

By Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael Smith Command Chief Warrant Officer I hope everyone has had a safe and enjoyable summer thus far. I would also like to wish happy birthday to the Warrant Officer Cohort. 100 Years! We will be celebrating our centennial on July 14 at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka. Events will include …

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Keep moving forward

By Command Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams State Command Senior Enlisted Leader There’s one thing about being a leader that is a must: you have to keep moving forward. Otherwise, you soon find yourself behind the people you’re supposed to lead. This is true not just in a physical sense. If you are going to be a leader in …

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Kansas National Guard makes investments in education

By Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli The Adjutant General Benjamin Franklin wrote “An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” This is a fact that the leaders of our state and nation have long recognized. This is why way back in 1944 the U.S. Congress passed the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act, aka the GI Bill, which included stipends to cover college or …

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