Dick Kennedy, S/Sgt, 457th Communication, Edwards AFB

Dick Kennedy, Staff Sergeant, 457th Communication, Edwards Air Force Base 1949-1952. (Chuck Yeager's flight breaking the sound barrier was just a year or two before he got there.) Dick worked with teletype communications and had a high security clearance so he could go in the different hangars. They were developing all kinds of new and strange aircraft at that time he said. Edwards AFB was in the Mojave desert and was very dry and dusty.
Long time member of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society of Minnesota.
Richard (Dick) Kennedy (left) and Larry Bachman (right) meeting the public at the 8th AFHS-Mn table.
Blaine Aviation Days Sat. May 21, 2011.
Dick Mann (left), Mel Dahlberg (center left), Dick Kennedy (center right), and Spook Johns (right) talking after Dick Mann's presentation about The Proximity Fuse in WWII. 8th AFHS-Mn Luncheon Wednesday, September 21, 2011.
Dick Kennedy is a long-time member and active supporter of the 8th AFHS-Mn.
Richard A. "Dick" Kennedy, Died 4/21/13 due to complications of leukemia. Born 11/9/29 Rochester, MN parents, Thomas & Helen Kennedy. Graduate of Stewartville H.S. 1947. Served in the USAF, enrolled at Dunwoody Inst., studied business at the U of M, worked at the 1st National Bank (US Bank) retiring as trust officer and United Way Loan Executive in 1985. Dick married Marion Joyce in 1955, married 54 years. Survived by their 4 children, Steve (Nancy), Jim (Teri), Tricia (Timm) and Tom (Kathy); 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Dick was athletic, loved houseboating and snowmobiling. He earned his pilots license in 1971. Manager of Club Cherokee in Crystal, MN. Celebration of life ceremony at Palmer Lake VFW in Brooklyn Park on June 4, 6 PM. Please arrive promptly to celebrate Dick's life. Interment St. Bernard's Cemetery, Stewartville, MN.
Published in Star Tribune on May 5, 2013