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A salute to Johnson County's Veterans

July 2012
Rick Bond RICK BOND
Overland Park
Vietnam, Air Force; Sergeant, 2nd Mobile Communications Group, worked with teletype and switchboard, Sembach Air Force Base, Germany, served 1967-71, dealt with classified messages.
Dean Johnson DEAN JOHNSON
Leawood
Korea, Marines; Corporal, lst Marine Division, 7th Regiment, Headquarters Service Company, Machine Gunner, Pusan to north of 38th Parallel, active 1951-52 and reserves until 1959, injured.
Johnny Pieters JOHNNY PIETERS
Shawnee
Vietnam, Army; Sergeant, 553rd Float Bridge Company, kept bridges open along Route 1. Stationed near Tuy Hoa, southeast of Pleiku on South China Sea; emigrated to United States from Belgium when 18 months old.
Roger Phillips ROGER PHILLIPS
Overland Park
Vietnam, Army; Judge Advocate General Corps, Captain, Field Army Support Command, went to Army Basic and then sworn in as Captain in Regular Army, spent three years in Germany, served five years.
Jim Dolinski JIM DOLINSKI
Olathe
Vietnam, Navy; 3rd Class Patternmaker, on USS Isle Royale AD-29, made two WesPac cruises, served 1964-67.
Marvin Denton MARVIN DENTON
Overland park

Korea, Army; 45th Infantry Division, 299th Infantry Regiment, Corporal, Rifleman, fighting against eight Chinese divisions in Chorwin Valley near 38th parallel, served 1950-52.

Antonie Katsantoness ANTONIE KATSANTONESS
Lenexa
Vietnam, Air Force; 29th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Staff Sergeant, Air Police, served 1962-66, in Thailand 1965 and 1966, made 12 helicopter rescue missions as door gunner on C-6 "Naked Fanny."
Kenneth Dunaway KENNETH DUNAWAY
Overland Park -- Died in 2012
World War II, Army Air Corps; P-47 Pilot, 8th Air Force, 78th Fighter Group, 83rd Fighter Squadron, shot down while strafing ammunition train, rescued by partisans and returned to Air Corps safely.

The Best Times features veterans each month. Some vets outside Johnson County are featured when their family members are Johnson County seniors. To suggest a vet's name, including yours, contact Gary Swanson: call 913-744-8282 or e-mail gswanson@kc.rr.com.