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September 18, 2018

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February 11, 2018
I would like to thank Angela, one of Sgt. Taylor's honorary granddaughters, for informing us last week (February, 20180) about Sgt. Taylor's death in December.

In 1970 I was drafted into the Army. After "boot camp", I was assigned to work as a personnel specialist at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. My new boss was Sgt. Taylor and he was a great supervisor. He was always calm, positive, supportive and under control. When he needed something done, he used the good will he had earned to claim a favor.

We have kept in contact with Sgt. Taylor every Christmas for the past 47 years. His was usually the first Christmas card we received in the mail each year. Here are just a few of the things he did for us while I worked for him at Ft. Knox:
*He gave me a few additional days off when our son was born (We were a long way from home.)
*He promoted me to Specialist 5th class as quickly as possible so that when I exited the military I would be eligible to receive free transportation for us and shipping for our belongings back to Kansas.
*He recommended me for a Commendation Medal for my work in his unit.

He was a kind and gentle man in the midst of a turbulent time. I will miss reading the cheerful hand-written notes he included in his Christmas cards each year. Steve McIlvain, Kansas City
January 18, 2018
I met Ken while working as a civilian at Ft. Knox, KY around 1977. Ken (better known as Sergeant Major) was my boss. Meeting him and having him as my boss was incredible. He didn't chastise me for my stupid mistakes and took me under his wing so that I did not make any more stupid mistakes. I kept in touch with him until the end. One of the things he would say to me was "play pretty." I hope I can always honor him by doing that. My life was enriched and I was honored to have known Ken. We have lost an amazing man. Rest in peace. I know you are with Jenny. Love you.
Mary Ellen Claypoole, Baltimore, Maryland
December 31, 2017
My first memory of uncle ken was when my aunt Carrie took me with her to visit uncle ken at Walter reed medical center He had suffered frost bite during his service in the Korean War.
Even at the age of 10 years old I knew I had meet a real hero. RIP uncle ken I know you are with aunt Carrie again and that makes me smile
December 31, 2017
Sgt. Maj. Taylor,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army-especially during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.