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Major Kenneth W Johnson - Gale Miller Family
The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.
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890 posts
Nov 04, 2012
1:07 PM
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 7:41 AM
Subject: Major Kenneth W Johnson, Awarded Silver Star

Don't know how many still in Tampico may or may not remember me from the Tampico High School days but I am the nephew/cousin of the Gale Miller family but thought there may be some that would enjoy the following links and pictures. I was presented the Silver Star on Oct. 19th here in Greenville SC for actions that took place 44 years ago in Viet Nam.

Some are on Google, another is Congressional Representative Trey Gowdy but I will post some links below. Thanks Ken Johnson


TC Honored

Facebook Photo if it don't come up on the link got to the Oct 24 post which has several pictures

With Veterans Day coming up, so of my brother veterans may enjoy, some might even remember me but it has been a long time----Ken Johnson
8 posts
Nov 11, 2012
3:33 PM
Of course I remember you Ken. Congradulations on your silver star and thank you for serving our country. How interesting that today is Veterans Day.I'm sure there are others that remember you but many of them don't follow this site. You have not changed a bit---still have that twinkle in your eye. Good to hear from you. Connie Schmitt Essig
9 posts
Nov 11, 2012
4:34 PM
Just noticed your facebook picture. Is that your brother Tom behind you?

Last Edited by on Nov 12, 2012 2:52 AM
Ken Johnson
1 post
Nov 12, 2012
7:07 AM
Hi Connie, don't know which picture you are talking about but it probably was, Tom was there as well as my sister and all of my family. Remember well, working for your dad, driving your grandmother, and riding your horse. I retired from the military after 20 years, and have 5 children, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 14 grandchildren, 12 boys and 2 girls, 5 great, 2 boys and 3 girls, with another due in April. I live in greenville, SC and plan on staying here, its warmer in the south and taxes aren't as bad. My email is johnsonkw@charter.net. Hope all is well with you and yours, Ken

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