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Kenneth Carter Schow, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth C. Schow, Jr.
28 July 2002

Lieutenant Colonel Schow graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1978 and earned his Air Force Pilot Wings the year after.

KC Schow, Jr. USAFA Photo

He was a Top Gun Instructor, a United States Air Force Thunderbird Pilot, as well as an F-16 Squadron Commander. He flew 47 combat missions during the Persian Gulf War earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and four Air Medals.

Shortly after being hired by Southwest Airlines, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that fewer than 100 people in the world have ever had - Ossifying Fibromixoid Tumor of the Soft Parts.

On July 28, 2002 at the age of 45, he passed away quietly in his home with family and friends present.


SCHOW, KENNETH C JR
LT COL   US AIR FORCE
PERSIAN GULF
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/22/1956
DATE OF DEATH: 07/28/2002
BURIED AT: SECTION 54  SITE 4938 
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted:  8 July 2008
Distinguished Flying Cross
 

Air Medal - 4 awards