Keith Fannon (82) was born in McPherson, Kansas. He was living in Emporia, Kansas working in a department store before he enlisted. He enlisted in the Air Force December 28, 1948 and was discharged September 19, 1952. During his Korean War service, he was stationed at Kimpo K-14 from October 1, 1950 to late December 1950 when the Chinese came south. He served with the 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing as an administrative driver and guard for the CO. In May 1951, he returned to Korea and was stationed at Suwon K13, where he assisted in aircraft accident investigations. He participated in 6 of the 10 major offenses. For his commitments, he received the US Presidential Unit Citation, Award for Good Conduct, WWII Occupation Medal, National Defense Service award, Korean Service with 6 stars, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, UN Korean Service award, ROK Korean War Service award, and the USAF Instructor Award. After returning to the United States, he was stationed at Chanute AFB, Illinois as a security instructor. When he was discharged in September 1952, he returned to his pre-war job, got married, and had a son and daughter. He now has 3 grandchildren and 4 grandchildren, and has worked in the electronics industry where he had his own company and later managed businesses for other firms. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and designing websites.
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