During this period, he worked as a band director for the Olathe, Kan., school district. During World War II, Weltmer held numerous noncombat roles for the Army Air Corps. Because of his knowledge of what had to be accomplished in accordance with Air Force regulations, MSgt Webb insured this process was accomplished without a hitch. After what seemed like an eternity, and no explosion, Ballard reached underneath him to grasp the grenade, rolled over, and in the same motion threw the grenade away. In September, 1864, he resigned this position, recruited Co. G, 203rd Pennsylvania Infantry, and was , on its organization, commissioned captain. On 13 May 1968, then Major Steinkruger was mobilized with the 69th Infantry Brigade for the Pueblo Crisis. The U.S. 82nd Airborne Division,would drop northeast of them to take the bridges at Grave and Nijmegen, and the 1st British Airborne Division, and the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade would drop at the extreme north end of the route, to take the road bridge at Arnhem and rail bridge at Oosterbeek. Colonel Elder’s decorations and awards include; the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. He is also involved with the community Memorial Day service, Veterans Day Celebration and is a frequent speaker at his church. Meagher was appointed Brigadier General and led the Irish Brigade during the Peninsular Campaign, Mechanicsville, Fair Oaks, the Peach Orchard, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. One of his most signifcant contributions to the Kansas was as an additional duty. 76, G.A.R., and was a member of the board of education at Stockton at one time,” according to the March 1, 1894, Weekley State Journal. On 1 September 1942 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army of the United States after having completed the Engineer Officer Candidate School. COL Vonderschmidt and his wife, Carol, reside in Hiawatha, Kansas. He retired from the Air National Guard on 30 September 1990 and entered the Inactive Reserve at that time. Kansas’ 21st Adjutant General He helped form the Jaycee Chapter in Hiawatha, Kansas, becoming President, was the Jaycee Area Director, help numerous Leadership positions in the VFW and American Legion. In 1963 he became the Personnel Warrant Officer in the unit. Maj. Dale L. Putman was born Oct. 14, 1945, in Junction City, Kansas, and graduated from White City High School in 1964. By November of 1941, he had been appointed the commander of the 127th Field Artillery Battalion and participated in the Louisiana maneuvers during the summer months. Frederick Phisterer.Albany: J. He also served as an instructor for Class #1 of the Kansas National Guard Officer Candidate School. The Lizzie [his wife] put aside her gold watch and wore this one until she died, and after I took it and have worn it ever since. Michael Corcoran. Norman Allen, who was an editor of the Lawrence Republican which was destroyed in Quantrill raid, served as a captain in the 1st Kansas Volunteer Battery. He enlisted in 1929 as a private in the 60th Field Artillery Brigade, serving with that unit until 1940 when he was commissioned a second lieutenant. He transferred to the United States Army Reserve on September 1, 1961 and retired on April 5, 1971 as a Colonel. The fighting 69th has long celebrated its Irish heritage, and in this tradition, we bring you their first Irish Whiskey. Dad played baseball and my brother used to go out and play catch with him. George chaired the Combined Federal Campaign for the Nation Guard in the Topeka area. He was levied for duty in Vietnam where he served as a Land Clearing Company Commander and Civil Engineer with the 45th Engineer Group. Her leadership also impacted the U. S. Air Force, as two of the soldiers which she mentored transferred to the Reserve and excelled on combat tours. Henry Bausch was a soldier of special abilities, a quality which brought credit to the service and to the Kansas National Guard. He has worked Hiawatha High School Football as a member of the “Chain Gang” for over 25 years. He was discharged from service on July 31, 1865 and returned to civilian life in rural Topeka, where he began the study of law, but was interrupted by additional service to Kansas in 1867. On March, 1947, Gen. Breidenthal served with the 1st Battalion, 137th Infantry and was assigned as Battalion Commander on July 28, 1950. He was the son of Judge and Mrs. But of them all, he preferred to be called “Colonel.” And he was greeted with respect and affection as Colonel Hughes by many thousands of Topekans for over 60 years. He entered active duty on December 23, 1940 when the 35th Infantry Division was mobilized for World War II and sent to Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Little Rock, Arkansas. If I go among strangers the story of my insanity soon follows, and I do not care to live such a life when I can in a few hours go to my wife and boy. Ballard said, “It was the right time to be in the wrong place.”. Weller moved rapidly through the ranks gaining greater responsibility along the way. Upon his graduation he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and served on Active Duty at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. He received a battlefield commission as second lieutenant of infantry. He was inducted into the Kansas National Guard Hall of Fame on 6 November 1994. Civil War Campaign MedalCol. He began his military Career by enlisting in Battery C, 1st Battalion, 130th Field Artillery Kansas Army National Guard on October 17, 1929. The brigade was included in the "order of battle" of the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division, together with the 150th Infantry Brigade and the 151st Infantry Brigade, and became part of XII Corps, British home forces.[1]. Wark” for the pay he would have received in the 1919 Legislative session, if he were not in combat in Europe. He was ordered to active duty during the Korean War in March 1953. In December of 1940, he was activitated with the 35th Infantry Division as Division Radio Officer and later was the commander of the 35th Signal Company. He continued to serve as Brigade Surgeon until September 1968 at which time he was assigned Chief, Department of Clinics MEDDAC, Fort Carson, Colorado. In 1980 he served as the director of the Decennial Census for Eastern Kansas. The unit earned fame as the heart of the historic "Irish Brigade" of the Union Army during the Civil War, fighting in all the major battles in the east from In the east from the Peninsula Campaign to Appomattox. The 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry traces its history back to 1849 when Irish immigrants organized a militia regiment. He serves as the “Honorary Regimental Colonel” for the 635th Armor Regiment as outlined by Army Regulation. His dedication to the enlisted soldiers is clearly demonstrated through his extra service to this association. During the destruction of the Free-State Hotel in Lawrence by Sheriff Jones, he lost $574 in books, and on May 21, 1856, had his Sharp’s Rifle taken from his home by a force of bushwackers. On November 17, 1984, General Finley transferred to the USAR (Inactive) where he remained until July 10, 1987, when he was reappointed as Deputy Commander, State Area Command (STARC). He serves as the coordinator of the community’s Independence Day celebration, organized at his own expense. This position was created June 1983 and Bunting was the first person to hold the office. He rejoined the Kansas National Guard on May 24, 1948, serving as Executive Officer and Battalion Commander of the 127TH Field Artillery Battalion and later as Executive Officer and Commander of the 35TH Infantry Division Artillery until 1961. From February to May of 1955, he was the training officer with the First U.S. Army. He was always accessible and visible to the Enlisted troops, while tirelessly working to personally recognize the efforts and accomplishments of all Airmen and women. CCMSgt has served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, including several years as the President of the Board of Directors. At the close of his term, he declined a second nomination and later on account of his views on prohibition, switched to the Democrat party. Col. Albert S. Bigelow was born in Cloud County, Kansas, January 23, 1888. He was reassigned as the Assistant S-3 and promoted to the grade of Major in October 1968. Her military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), the Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), the Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), the Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4th Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2nd Award) the NCO Proficiency Development Ribbon (with Numeral 4 Device), the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, the Kansas National Guard Meritorious Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Kansas National Guard State Emergency Duty Service Ribbon, and the Kansas National Guard Service Medal (Class III). 69th Infantry Band: 880th Field Artillery Bn : 369th Medical Battalion: 69th Cavalry Recon Troop (Mechanized) 269th Engineer Combat Battalion : 69th Division Artillery . In 1967, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and assigned Commander, 1st Battalion, 137th Infantry, which was ordered to active duty in 1968 during the Pueblo Crisis. Fry graduated from Army Air Corps Pilot Training in September of 1942 and was commissioned a second lieutenant. In 1988 he was promoted to Brigadier General Serving as Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver) with the 35th Infantry Division. He was 72 years old. A few days later he had fully recovered. When the 69th Brigade was mobilized for Vietnam, there was a chance to accelerate the academy and graduate people in Class 22. He was elected to a two year term as President of the National Guard Association of the United States in 1978. On 6 June 1944 in Normandy, France, Stanley Hollis 6th Battalion Green Howards, went with his company commander to investigate two German pill-boxes which had been by-passed as the company moved inland from the beaches. Montgomery reinforced the flanking attack, which on 26 March forced an Axis retreat that was completed by 31 March with the Eighth Army in pursuit. He is also recognized at KSU, Emporia where he is honored with Military Memorabilia on display in the Veterans Room of Honor. Adjutant General-Army and commander of the Kansas Army National Guard. Gun fighters from Dodge City, under command of Sheriff Bat Masterson, were hired and hurriedly shipped to the line of contest. Ballard repeatedly exposed himself to hostile fire to pull wounded Marines to a safer location and treat them. CSM Harrison and her husband, Roger, a Vietnam veteran, live in the Leavenworth, Kansas community. Clarence I. Hart was born Feb. 14, 1923 in Perry, Kan. It landed in Le Havre, France, 24 January 1945, and moved to Belgium to relieve the 99th Division, 12 February, and hold defensive positions in the Siegfried Line. Taking a grenade from one of his men Hollis carefully observed the enemy's pattern of behaviour and threw it at the most opportune moment. A book could easily have been written about the beloved Colonel. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to Friendship Lodge No. He personally found help, and the unit was saved from starvation and freezing to death. He also served in other Central European Battles. Col Richard E. Eckert was in the 11th Airborne in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan during World War II. He held numerous staff assignments, including the director of Facilities Engineering for the State Area Command for nearly eight years. General Tritsch was also an active participant in the National Guard Association of Kansas, serving on many committees, and was an active organizer of the Kansas National Guard Hall of Fame. Major General Michael W. Ryan was born on 6 January 1945 in Clay Center, Kansas. The family has one interesting, non-military connection. In 1874 he went to Bloomington, Ill., and for six years was the leading lawyer there. He moved to Doniphan County, Kansas Territory on April 10, 1857. In addition to these responsibilities, he built the announcers’ booth at the Pratt Sixth Street Ball Park, served as fund-raising co-chair for a new flag pole at the Pratt High School football field, as well as installing it and a new flag. I then concluded I would go home to Rushville and try to rebuild my life. After treating and evacuating 2 heat casualties, HC2c. Campbell was in the habit of drinking in private places nearly all the time he was in Kansas, and after his retirement from office he was frequently drunk in public. He was married at Atchinson, April 20, 1863, to Miss Annie Holtham. He continued to serve in the Battalion Headquarters as the Battalion Personnel Officer, Assistant Operations/Training Officer. He died November 21, 1927 in San Diego, California. He graduated from the U.S. Army Signal School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served as a Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant and Captain with the 4th Armored Division through 18 September 1945. Holliday came to Kansas and settled in Lawrence in 1854. Operation Supercharge II, "left hook" outflanking maneuver via the Tebaga Gap. On August 5, 1917, he entered federal service again with the 137th Infantry of the 35th Division in the A.E.F. And I hope in the great hereafter, In 1985, he was transferred to the 130th FA Brigade in Hutchinson as Executive Officer and remained in that position as the unit was redesignated the 35th Division Artillery. Morse, Jr. of the 50th Aero Squadron Headquarters recommended both men for Distinguished Service Medals. In 1874 he commanded the state troops during the Indian troubles on the Kansas border, resigning his position in 1876. Upon reorganization he was assigned as Platoon Leader and later Commanding Officer of the 132nd Ordnance Company (SD) with promotion to Captain in 1965. He served as the 891st Engineer Battalion Commander until he was transferred to Headquarters, Kansas Army National Guard in October 1977. He served on the Southwest Boys Club Organization Committee and volunteered to assist with YMCA sports activities. Retired Col. William “Bill” Vonderschmidt was born in Falls City, Nebraska, and attended Hiawatha High School, graduating in 1964. A split second later, witnesses say, the grenade exploded in midair, but out of harms way. Brigadier General Bunting is a native of Kennett, Missouri where he enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17 in February 1948. Numerous times he was threatened to leave the state or he would be hanged, but he kept pursuing his activities against slavery. A short time later he became chief clerk to J.M. By the middle of June, 1968, notice was received from the Tactical Air Command, U. S. Air Force, that a total of 400 personnel, to include officers, pilots, and enlisted personnel, would report to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of South Korea, for a 12-month tour of Active Duty. On 31 July 1972, he assumed the duties as the full-time Operations, Training, and Readiness Specialist with the 3rd Battalion, 137th Infantry Battalion. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy near Binarville, France, October 6, 1918. In 1893, he was made minister to Bolivia by President Cleveland, which he held for four years. The Colonel replied he had so many kinfolks it took a long time to bid them goodbye. He served the Illinois Central Railroad as a telegrapher for four years and in 1894 came to Wellington, Kansas, where he engaged in the banking business until 1917. He served on the board for many Years and was elected President of the Association. He is also an Active Volunteer and Sustaining Member of the Museum of the Kansas National Guard. He received his early education in the district school near his home, and at the age of 19, became the teacher of the same school. A Company can trace it's roots back to the Revolutionary War. Following three terms as president of the association, he retired from the 35th Infantry Division in May of 1957. He was an elector at large on that ticket in 1884, and the same year was appointed Governor of Wyoming. On 24 July 1918, Billard and his mechanic were testing a DeHaviland 4 over France when the engine stopped. His entire childhood was spent in the Capital City. In civilian life, Colonel Baker worked for the United States Postal Service and was Service Officer with the Wichita Police Department. Colonel Hughes last public office was as a member of the board of education of Topeka. However, his family objected and he became an artilleryman. Col. Newby served in the Kansas Army National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserve, and on active duty for more than 40 years, rising in the ranks from private to colonel. History. Representing the French demi-brigades for this campaign is not straightforward. His Field Grade appointments began with his promotion to Major on 5 March 1962, Lieutenant Colonel on 12 April 1966 and Colonel on 3 June 1970. He served with distinction for three years in Europe during World War II and for two years in Korea during the Korean Conflict with the 2nd Infantry Division. Colonel Whittaker died September 6, 1904 and is buried in Topeka Cemetery 69, Loy 150. After hearing that the 69th NYSV faced him across the field during one of the Seven Days battles, General Robert E. Lee himself remarked, "Ah yes, that Fighting 69th." Enlisting as a private at Lawrence, he served as a sergeant with Gen. Pershing’s command during the Mexican Border Campaign. He graduated from Seaman High School and attended Washburn University, the University of Florida, Pennsylvania State University, and received a BA from Columbia College. Doctor Huffman’s grandmother’s ancestors were from England. In April 1968, he was called to active duty, became a Company Commander and successfully commanded an Infantry Rifle Company in combat in Vietnam. He also constantly maintained visibility on the issues affecting Kansas Air National Guardsmen and women. He served in that position during Governor Harvey’s term of office. 117 relations. $3.88. Carney’s term of office and in the fall of 1864, paid the State Militia for services in the spring of 1861 (sic) In 1865, was elected a Justice of the Peace, for the city of Lawrence, and has held the office continuously, except two years – 1872 and 1873. He was promoted to Major General in March 1981. The young private was involved in the Battles of Belmont, Chicamanga, Resaca, Buzzard’s Roost/Rocky Face, Dalton, Ringgold, Kenesaw and Marietta. He entered federal service as a corporal with Company H, 1st Kansas Infantry, during the Mexican Border Campaign in 1916. In May of 1881, Anderson resigned from the staff of the Santa Fe and was appointed Topeka Postmaster. Becoming impatient with the military’s adoption of the airplane as a weapon, he enlisted in the Army on 27 August 1917 hoping to see combat action in the World War. Charles A. Morris was born July 2, 1839, in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. Chief Carbon is a Charter Member of the Enlisted Association of Kansas and served as President for four years. His military career began when he enlisted in the Kansas Army National Guard in 1951 and received a direct Commission to Second Lieutenant on 12 May 1952 in Headquarters Battery, 154th field Artillery Battalion in Hiawatha. In the early 1970’s, Sergeant Smith served in an additional duty status as Operation Sergeant at the Kansas Military Academy Officer Candidate School. In 1983 he was reassigned to the HQ KSARNG serving as Civil-Military Ops Officer and later Asst G-3 Ops Training Officer. There, he attended Knightstown Academy for a nine months commercial course, and for the next year engaged in teaching in Henry County, Ind. They gave battle to an enemy almost three times as strong numerically, and won a practical victory till the two great leaders fell. This regiment was assigned to the Army under command of General McClellan, and served in western Virginia, taking part in the battles of Rich Mountain and Beverly Ford, where the Confederate General Garnett was killed and his army captured. This would coincide with the wide "left hook" manoeuver Montgomery was planning. In 1983 after assignment to the 226th Engineer Battalion he was named Commandant of the Noncommissioned Officer School. Immediately following World War II, Ericsson was assigned to Brake, Germany as commandant of the only military police school in the European Theater. I have not one single doubt or fear about my future life with them. April 01, 1865 – August 18, 1867, Mayor of Topeka Following graduation from Kansas State College he became a Military Instructor at Haskell Indian School in Lawrence from 1919 until 1931. He crossed the river into New Jersey and obtained work in a glass factory, afterwards on a farm, and in various capacities. MSG Anderson served to support the United States Armed Forces; an Active Live Member of the Sabetha VFW Post 7285, the VFW Military Order of Cooties, PupTent #3, Topeka Chapter and Fairview American Legion Post, he was known throughout Northeast Kansas for his work with elementary schools. He is truly a great Army National Guardsman, Kansan and American. COL Hiram T. Beman was born in Attica, New York, August 22, 1827. This program was very successful and brought great credit upon his unit and the Kansas National Guard. Following his promotion he assumed command of the 1st Bn, 127th FA, 69th INF Bde (M). In December, 1874, he was appointed register in the United States land office at Larned, Pawnee County. He received the National Newspaper Association Award for Best Editorial in the Nation in 1986. Throughout his career, George made a reputation for outstanding supply and administrative discipline. COL Searcy was inducted into the Kansas Officer Candidate Hall of Fame. He returned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field artillery and in April 1970 was transferred to Headquarters, 69th Infantry Brigade. Founded in 1849 as a New York state Irish militia, the 69th has fought as a U.S. Army infantry regiment in major engagements from the civil war to modern day Iraq and Afghanistan. History. He set an excellent example for the soldiers with whom he served. Simpson was always recruiting airmen for the Guard. Major General Ralph T. Tice began his military career on May 1943 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Chief Carbon is involved in many civic organizations, National Guard Related Activities and the Department of Emergency Management of Kansas. He proposed and worked untiringly to obtain passage of the law creating the Kansas Armory Board making possible the construction of many armories in Kansas. And this is reform, O people! Their gall from as rank a party He was very active in the community. His exceptional leadership shown in the National Guard relief operations in the wake of the February 1971 blizzard that struck Reno County provided the area with vital assistance. 1, located at the Kansas State Historical Society. To them three children were born: James C. Hughes, a retired U.S. For his years of dedicated service to his community, the Henry Leavenworth Chapter of the Association of the United States Army named CSM Shaumeyer “National Guardsman fo the Year” in 1966 and again in 1973. The northeastern Kansas was an extremely dangerous place during this time period. The 69th New York Infantry, 1st Battalion is consisting of Co. A - B - F - H we have decided to form a proper and relaxed Semi-realism Battalion of infantry. The monument to the three New York regiments of the Irish Brigade is south of Gettysburg on Sickles Avenue, just inside the Rose Woods.Sickles Ave. at the Rose Woods tour map He was inducted into the Kansas National Guard Hall of Fame, 2 November 2003. The Fighting 69th is a Light Infantry Battalion in the New York Army National Guard. He also He also was involved with the Overbrook Rotary Club since 1972, being elected president twice, Rotarian of the Year 1976-77, hosted seven foreign students in his home and in 1988 was named the “Paul Harris Fellow” for substantial charitable service to Rotary International. Today, we reenactors honor their memory by participating in living history programs, parades, He was a strong supporter of civic affairs in Brown County and was first and foremost a citizen soldier in the Kansas National Guard. He was a natural leader… Pliley always took the hard end of a job.”. He is a Charter Member, Former Junior Governor and Member of the Drill Team of the Marysville Moose Lodge. In 1915 he was discharged as an enlisted member and was commissioned as a First Lieutenant. Following World War II, he resigned his commission and enlisted in the Kansas National Guard as first sergeant of M Company and served continuously in that company and its successor unit, Combat Support Company, until 1960. William A. Morris, the father of Charles, was born in the Catskill Mountains in 1805. Mr. Vandermotten lives in Salina with his best friend, Gig Vandermotten and they have three grown daughters: Linda Kay Hall, Janelle Lee Heiser, and Connie Jean Lehman. The 69th Infantry Regiment traces its Civil War honors through three units, the 1st Regiment of the Irish Brigade (69th Infantry New York State Volunteers (NYSV) (1st Regiment of the Irish Brigade)), the 182d Infantry New York State Volunteers (69th Artillery, serving as infantry, the 1st Regiment of Corcoran's Legion) and the 69th National Guard Infantry (State Militia). The large oval oak table in his living room was given him for his many years of devotion to the association and to bettering poultry strains. Because of the popularity of both Billard and facination with flying and the future it might have for the military, Brigadier General Charles I. Martin, The Adjutant General, commissioned young Billard in the Kansas National Guard on 19 February 1916 with the mission of forming the first aviation unit, Company B, Signal Aero Corps. He then became Chief Instructor at the second officers’ camp at Fort Snelling. When George W. Glick was elected governor, Noble accepted a position in Washington, D.C. as a Special Examiner with the U.S. Pension Bureau. Private First Class Hart was separated from active duty on January 3, 1946 at Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. In December of that year he qualified as an officailly licenced pilot with certificate No. June 23, 1861 – March 22, 1862. He served at Umpire in Chief for the Two Rivers Youth Club and for the youth programs of Sedgwick and Butler counties. On 26 January 1968 the 184th Tactical Fighter Group was called to active duty. On February 1, 1943, Hart was inducted into the U.S. Army to serve during World War II. Upon his return, Martin resumed his civilian occupation of teaching in Emporia. Nelson Cobb, which continued till Mr. Cobb moved to Kansas City, in the fall of 1867. The unit was reorganized into the 154th Field Artillery and he commanded Battery A. Major General Philip B. Finley served as The Adjutant General of Kansas from 1987 until 1990. In January 1968 the 127th was activated and deployed in July to Korea and upon return, Chief Hayworth assumed the duties ads Flight Chief. His tour as SEA was marked by his drive to improve NCO education and professionalism. H. Wark as a token of esteem from the members of Co. B, 129th M. G. Bn.”. He served in this capacity from October 20, 1868 until April 18, 1869, and was consistently being chosen to lead scouting and rescue details. In 1941, he assumed command of the 137th Infantry and was promoted to colonel. 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