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KYoungKenneth L. Young

Entered baker in 1929. Lettered in basketball and track. Conference champion in high jump in senior year. Member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Graduated with a degree in physical education in 1933.

Educator and coach in Fontana, Kan., from 1935 to 1937. Led boys basketball team to Class B state tournament. Of the 26 boys in school, all but two played basketball. Coached basketball, football and taught in Harper, Kan., from 1937 to 1941 with Emil Liston and Harry Davison.

Enlisted in the Army in 1942. Later became lieutenant in the Signal Corp Photographic Company and was discharged in 1946. Covered first battle in Germany at Achten, the Russian-American linkup at Torgau, and the liberation of Buchenwald prison camp. Photographs appeared in Time magazine.

Received master’s degree in education from University of Colorado. Worked as rehabilitation director for American Legion. Kansas department was voted best in the nation. Later served as state adjutant of the Department of Kansas American Legion. Organization twice won National Service Trophy. Served on many state and national committees for American Legion. Has remained active in veterans affairs since retirement in 1976.

Recently celebrated 50th wedding anniversary with Eva Jean. They have three children: Clinton, Stacy and Marlena.

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