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TAPS - Phil Norman Barnes

Phil Norman Barnes, 77, of Providence, KY, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at Baptist Health in Madisonville.

Mr. Barnes worked for Thompson Shoe Shop. He was a United States Army veteran. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Clyde Parsley; one niece, Paula Halliburton of Nashville, TN; and two nephews , Tony Felker and Ricky Parsley of Providence. Mr. Barnes is also survived by two great-nieces, Erin Halliburton and Robin Halliburton; two great-nephews, Andrew Felker and Brandon Felker; and one great-great-neephew, Jack Felker.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 22, at Melton Funeral Home in Providence, at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Providence, KY. Visitation will take place Wednesday from 10:00am until service time at Melton Funeral Home.

TAPS - Jesse W. Hester

Jesse W. Hester, 86, of Maysville, formerly of Fleming County, widower of Lucille Mineer Hester, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Hospice of Hope at Kenton Pointe. He was born February 20, 1931 on Hester Ridge in Fleming County, a son of the late Everett Austin and Edith McRoberts Hester.

A US Army veteran, Jesse served during the Korean Conflict and was called back to active duty with the US Army Reserves during the Bay of Pigs Cuban Missile Crisis. Jesse was retired from Browning Manufacturing in Maysville. Upon his retirement, Jesse used his skills as an electrician to do handyman work, and eventually, became a tax preparer for H&R Block for about the last 25 years of his life. He was a member of the Plumville Church of Christ where he served as Elder, Deacon, and treasurer. A Kentucky Colonel, Jesse also was very active in the Orangeburg Lions Club where he served as secretary and he also served on the board at Sugarloaf Christian Camp. Jesse was also an avid UK, FOX News, and NASCAR fan, but will be remembered most by his family for his adament loyalty to driving exclusively Ford vehicles.

He is survived by: two daughters, Kathy Hester Blevins of Mason County, and Karen H. (Tim) Moreland of Flemingsburg; two grandsons, Travis Moreland of Flemingsburg, and Samuel Blevins of Mason County; a sister, Joyce (John) Singleton of Fleming County; brothers-in-law, Jimmy (Ruby) Mineer, Johnny (Paula) Mineer, and Delmas Prater, all of Fleming County; sisters-in-law, Jean Hester of Fleming County, and Wilma Hester of Mason County; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by: an infant daughter, Patricia Lynn Hester; brothers, Raymond Hester, Noel Hester, Keith Hester, and Clayton Hester; and sisters, Blanche Doyle, Lela Rankin, and Minnie Prater.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Carpenter-Fritz & Vice Funeral Home officiated by Bro. Scott Phillips. Visitation will be 5-8 pmWednesday, March 22nd at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery with Military Funeral Honors performed by the W.N. Fant American Legion Post #5 and the Franklin Sousley VFW Post #1834.

Active pallbearers will be Travis Moreland, Samuel Blevins, Tim Moreland, Danny Hester, Michael Mineer, Daniel Hester, Greg Rankin, and Marty Mastin. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Redmond, Kenny Sapp, Dennis Schuster, and Barry Million. Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Care Club, P.O. Box 189, Flemingsburg, KY 41041 or a charity of one's choice.

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  Michael Mannarino
Maurice Allgeier J.D. Maples Jr.
Paul Baker  Clarence Martin Jr.
Robert Barnes Elmo Martin
Bill Barron  Bobbie Maybrier
Byron Bell  Charlie McBride
Richard Blain Michael McCorkle
Francis Bland Francis ‘Mac’ McDermott
Joe B. Brown Mit Merritt
Joe E. Brown Ronald Moss
William Brown Monte Nesmith
Linda Bruin Cyndy Nobel 
Richard D. Chegar Milton Nugent
Robert Cobb Larry Pierson
Janie Diamond Carl Platt
Roy Downey Albert Pomey
Douglas Draper Raymond Rodgers
Tilman Drury Richard Rowe
Brian Duffy  James Glen Russel
Lindsey Freeman Robert Silverthorn
Scott Garrett Earl Sosby Jr.
Fleming Gordon James Starr
Joel Hardin Dale Stewart
Larry Herzog John Swarts
Leo Hill Steve Thompson
Carl A. Hulsewede III John Tindal
James C. Johnson Karl Truman
Hobart Judd Tony Warren
David Jungquist Cleland White
Ken Kapp  Norm Williams
Allen Kessler Ben Zimmerman
Joe Lamkin Thomas Clay
Benjamin Livingston  
Mike Lyall  

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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