Ken Melhus, Army

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After graduating from college, Ken was drafted into the Army. He was stationed in the DMZ, Ken’s unit was responsible for ranging and directing artillery fire. Ken’s duties also included flying in a “Bird Dog”, a Cessna light fixed wing aircraft, to provide fire missions to artillery units. After Ken had left his base to return home, his base was over-run by North Vietnamese units and was never reclaimed by South Vietnamese and American forces.

Years of Service: 1967-2002

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