Colonel Ken Townsend, Grace Brethren chaplain, has retired from the United States Air Force Reserves following 30 years of faithful service for God and country. Colonel Townsend and his wife, Vicky, were honored at a retirement ceremony on June 8 at March Reserve Air Base near San Bernardino, Calif., with Chaplain Endorsing Agent John Schumacher (Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired) participating. (See photo at right.)
At the ceremony, Colonel Townsend was awarded the Legion of Merit, a prestigious medal awarded to military officers who have demonstrated a distinguished career of service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
As a civilian, Dr. Townsend is associate regional director for the northwest region of the Association of Christian Schools International.
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