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Gen Kenneth W. Himsel
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1937, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1992
Alaska, USA

On November 12, 1992, an Alaska Army National Guard C-12 airplane carrying eight Army National Guard members crashed into a mountain while approaching the Juneau airport, killing all persons aboard. The plane was piloted by State Aviation Officer Colonel Thomas Clark and co-piloted by Warrant Officer John Pospisil. The passengers were Major General Kenneth Himsel, General Thomas Carroll, Colonel Wilfred Wood, Sergeant Major Llewelyn Kahklen, Sergeant First Class Richard Brink, and Sergeant Michael Schmidt.

General Himsel and the other passengers were flying from Anchorage to Juneau to review facilities, personnel, and training procedures at the Juneau Battalion headquarters.

BG Himsel was the CG of the 38th Infantry Division from 1982/1983 until 1984/1985. Exact dates will be obtained in the future.

Memorial will be updated as more information becomes available.
DOB: 03 Aug 1937
DOD: 12 Nov 1992
Age: 55
Family links: 
  Luther Himsel (1909 - 1979)
Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
Johnson County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Greg Raike
Record added: Jun 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38481149
Gen Kenneth W. Himsel
Added by: Greg Raike
Gen Kenneth W. Himsel
Added by: Greg Raike
Gen Kenneth W. Himsel
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The Press-Dispatch newspaper of Peters- burg, IN, carried a second obituary on 16 Feb 2005, page A3, in which details of his death were reviewed. Also the news that an "airfield at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh has been dedicated in his honor."
- Sue Sterling Tretter
 Added: Oct. 30, 2014
You helped save my life in 1989. Thanks
- Gerald Kitchens
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
"Thank You" - May you rest in God's Blessed Peace.
- Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
 Added: Jun. 22, 2011
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