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Franklin D.R. Kestner Sr. 1932 - 2013

Franklin D.R. Kestner Sr.

Saturday, August 31, 2013
I served with Frank Kestner in Co. D, 10th Engr. (c) Battalion at the Chosin Reservoir. We were both 17 year old privates. but I enlisted at age 15 and the army thought I was 19. Frank and I were on East Hill and both made the march to Hungnam. I can't think of a better thing to say about Frank than 'he was a soldier'.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
He sure knew how to get someone's attention and and tell a story! I was so blessed to have him as my father-in-law
Sunday, August 25, 2013
I had the honor to provide care to Mr. Kestner at the VA. I knew him for only 5 months, but he truly touched my heart and gave me so many life lessons. I will miss giving you cranberry juice and helping you eat your Wendy's Chili that Dale would bring you. But most of all I will miss your presence around the VA, It willl not be the same with out you Mr.K!

-Lily
Friday, August 23, 2013
My name is Robert Lee Benton Jr.
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He was my company comander at Fort Leonard Wood MO in the early 1960's I remember him as a stern and fair officer. I had the previlege of meeting him here in Tucson years ago.
I regret not visiting him during the last few years and not acquiring his novels. Frank was a great soldier and gentleman.
Friday, August 23, 2013
God be with you Aunt Treva and family. Uncle Franklin was a great man and is resting in peace now.
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