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Kenneth R. Fleenor

Brigadier General

(Retired, US Air Force, Aug 1980)

WKU Class of 1952

Awarded pilot wings at Bryan Air Force Base, Texas, May 1953

Flight Commander, 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Japan

1963 – among first group to establish an F-4 combat trainingcenter at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

Shot down Dec 17, 1967, while flying his 108th mission overNorth Vietnam; taken prisoner near Hanoi where hewas held captive for more than five years

Pilot requalification, Randolph Air Force Base, 1973

Base Commander, Randolph Air Force Base, 1974-1975

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for OperationsHeadquarters Air Training Command

Command Pilot with more than 6000 flying hourslogged in jet fighters and trainers; 184 combat hours

Silver Star

Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster

Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster

Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

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