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LTC John A. Adams, AUS, (Ret.), passed away after a long illness on Sept. 1, 2016. As a 1LT he had served in Vietnam. He was a Life Member of AOC, and attended each of the most recent several years at our Annual Meetings. He had been TM LDR of 100th DIVISION MTC Infantry Tm, following assignment as a member of Trans Tm II, completing his career at USAR School in FLA. He had been a professional CPA and bank examiner for the US FDIC. He and his wife, Maggie resided in Sharpsburg, GA. Expressions of sympathy may be addressed to 200 Spring Forest Way, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3543, or (770) 367-5562. He was a good friend to all of us serving with him in the 100th and he will be missed.
Obituary for Willie Mae Cosby
73, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016. She was an Army Veteran. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Cosby, Jr., children, Jeri Cosby (David), Gary Cosby, Sr., (Shannon), Sharonda Randkins (David), Yolanda Cosby and Sandra Jackson-McClairen; siblings Doris Rudy-Reynolds, Anita , Jackie, Carolyn, Georgia, Delores and George McCormick Sr. (Dena) and AzerLee Merriweather; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation 6pm - 9pm Tuesday at A.D. Porter & Sons, 1300 W. Chestnut St.; Funeral 10am Wednesday at Christ Temple Christian Life Center, 723 S. 45th St., with burial in KY Veterans Cemetery.
Obituary for Charles William Gray
Col Charles W. Gray, Age 92, died Monday October 3, 2016. He was born in Harlan County, KY. and was a retired Colonel from the 100th Division MTC & a teacher. He taught Art at Evarts HS, Seneca HS & Westport HS. He was a member of the Military Order of the World Wars, S.A.R. & Masonic Lodge. Col Gray served in WW II & the 490th Bomb Squadron.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Alma Jean Marcum. He is survived by his sister, Hazel Green & her son, Doug Hendrickson; 2 children, Elizabeth Ann McLeod (Rick) & James Gary Gray (Nelia); 4 grandchildren, Stacey McLeod Anderson, Ashley Gray McLeod, Catherine Solas Gray, & Jean Solas Gray; 2 great grandkids, Madison & Finley Anderson; best friend & dancing partner Beverly Stewart; the Zimmerman & Stewart families.
Visitation will be on 3-8 PM Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 at Pearson's 149 Breckenridge Lane. Burial will be at Davis Chapel Church, Alpha, KY on Sunday, Oct 9 at 2:00PM EST. View the obituary online.
General Barron and General Tindall’s ‘Franklin Club’ Challenge
The General’s ‘Franklin Club’ Challenge Report
As of 16 June 2016
Seems like the Men and Women of the Century Division just couldn’t wait to answer the ‘Franklin Club’ Challenge first posted in the 2016 Winter edition of the Century Sentinel. Checks totaling $7,350 have been received from the following 62 ‘Charter Members’ of the ‘Franklin Club’.
|William D. Adams
||J.D. Maples Jr.
||Clarence Martin Jr.
|| Elmo Martin
|| Francis ‘Mac’ McDermott
|Joe B. Brown
|Joe E. Brown
|Richard D. Chegar
|| Richard Rowe
||James Glen Russel
||Earl Sosby Jr.
|| Dale Stewart
|| Steve Thompson
|Carl A. Hulsewede III
|James C. Johnson
|| Karl Truman
|| Tony Warren
What is The General's Frankling Club challenge? Click here to find out.
2016 AOC and Community Foundation of Louisville Scholarships
The Association of the Century in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Louisville has selected the following individuals to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship in 2016. Congratulations to each of these outstanding young men and women listed below in alphabetical order:
1. Jenny Begley
2. Maria Donahoe
3. Morgan Fallin
4. William Hemingway
5. Marisa Lee
6. Grace Maurer
7. Maya Messinger
8. Paige Ostrowsky
9. Emma Platt
10. Eleanor White
I look forward to seeing each of you at our 36th Annual AOC Reunion which will be held on Saturday, 27 August 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bowling Green, KY. Register today on our website!
2016 Corridor of the Century Inductees
The Association of the Century is pleased to announce that the following individuals will be inducted into the 100th Division’s Corridor of the Century at the 36th Annual AOC Reunion at the 2016 AOC Awards Luncheon in Bowling Green, KY on 27 August.
# 112 COL David Barnett
# 113 LTC Lawrence Herzog
# 114 LTC George (Ken) Kapp
# 115 CSM Harrison H. Guthrie
# 116 CSM Jack A. Perkins
# 117 CSM Manuel H. Thornton
Welcome the new 100th Division Commanding General effective 11 September 2016
Brigadier General Aaron T. Walter assumed command of the 100th Training Division (Operational Support) at Fort Knox, Kentucky on 11 September 2016. Brigadier General Walter was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers through the Missouri State University (MSU) Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Program in May 1985. Prior to becoming the Commanding General of the 100th Training Division (Operational Support), BG Walter served as the Deputy Commanding General of the 84th Training Command, Brigadier General Walter served as Chief of the Army Reserve Enlisted Division and Deputy Director – Army Reserve in the Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate, U.S. Army Human Resources Command. Before that, he served as Director of the Army Reserve Senior Leader Development Office; Commander of the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center; Deputy Assistant Commandant – Army Reserve at the U.S. Army Engineer School (USAES); Chief of the Current Operations Division, G-33, DCS G-3/5/7 at the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC); Commander of the 479th Engineer Battalion (Combat Effects), and while deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Task Force Liberty; Chief of the Current Operations Branch, Operations and Mobilization Division, G-3 at the USARC; Chief of Plans, Operations Division, C-7 Directorate (Engineering) at Coalition Forces Land Component Command/U.S. Army Central/Third Army; Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Military Science for the Gateway Army ROTC Battalion at Washington University in St. Louis; and Personnel Management Officer and Personnel Proponent Integration Officer at the Army Reserve Personnel Command in St. Louis, MO. Prior assignments include the Engineer/Space Advisor at the Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab, U.S. Army Field Artillery School; Training Evaluator on a First Army Operational Readiness Evaluation Team; Commander of B Company, 31st Engineer Battalion and E Company, 35th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Lead Analyst in the Directorate of Training and Doctrine at the USAES; and almost four years in the 12th Engineer Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Dexheim, West Germany, as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer. Brigadier General Walter earned a Bachelor’s degree in Cartography and Map Technology (major) and Military Science (minor) from MSU, a Master’s Degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College (USAWC). He has completed the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, Defense Strategy Course, Sustaining Base Leadership Management Program at the Army Management Staff College, Reserve Component National Security Course, the USAWC, the USAWC Senior Leader Seminar; Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, and the Joint Senior Reserve Component Officer Course. Brigadier General Walter’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Parachutist Badge, and the Engineer Regiment Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal. Brigadier General Walter resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife Maureen (Friel) Walter. He is a proud father of three children – Meghan, Conor, and Keira.
Change of Command - 11 September 2016
AOC Chairman MG Bill Barron and 100th Division WWII reenactor Tom Kelly bid farewell to BG Jason Walrath on Brooks Field, Ft. Knox at the 100th Division Change of Command. The Change of Command, hosted by MG A.C. Roper, CG of the 80th Training Command passed command of the Century Division from BG Walrath to BG Aaron T. Walter on Sunday, 11 September 2016.
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