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Kansas Army National Guard Awards — July 2019

Distinguished Service Medal Maj. Gen. Victor Braden, 35th Infantry Division. Fort Leavenworth, with oak leaf cluster Legion of Merit Chief Warrant Officer 5 Hector A. Vasquez, Headquarters Det, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, with oak leaf cluster Meritorious Service Medal 1st Sgt. Brewster S. Sherraden, 250th Forward Support Company, Ottawa, with oak leaf cluster Sgt. 1st Class Charles L. Craig, 1st Battalion, …

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Promotions announced — July 2019

Private — Malachi Dominick Abbott, Cooper James Adams, Payden Taylor Addis, Jeffery Ryan Allen, Preston Scott Allen, Tymber John Allen, Christian Angelbalde Avitia, Muhammad Mahir Badar, Dylan Marcus Baetz, Zachary Bryan Baugher, Kenneth Michael Bentley, Nathanal Cole Boyd, Makenzie Shanee Braun, Cameron Alisa Brenes, James Daniel Bridwell, Joel Michael Brown, Seth Blane Brown, Ryan Keith Buckley, Faith Barbara Burrell, Joshua …

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Janice Marie Elder

Janice Marie Elder, 61, Topeka, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She was born December 24, 1957, in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Ronald and Ione (Herr) Williams. She graduated from Seaman High School in 1975. Janice was a supply technician for the Kansas National Guard for 28 years, working in the Consolidated Property Book Office. She was a member of …

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Retired Master Sgt. William Bobby Gunnells

Retired Master Sgt. William Bobby Gunnells, 76,  Carbondale, Kansas, passed away peacefully at his home June 27, 201 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Bobby was born in Olar, South Carolina, April 12, 1943, the son of Shelley Gunnells and Judith Hair Gunnells. Bobby married his high school sweetheart, Margaret “Maggie” Sheddan,  Aug. 21, 1965, in a church at …

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170th Support Maintenance Company conquers daunting task at Fort Polk

By Sgt. Michael Steed Kansas Army National Guard Public Affairs FORT POLK, LA – “With 67 troops, we will support 5,000 Soldiers from 22 states, turning in 717 pieces of equipment they have been using in the box for three weeks,” said Capt. Sarah Patterson, commander of the 170th Support Maintenance Company, Wichita, Kansas, For their annual training, the 170th …

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