The McKee Family

 

The Heroes @ Home Golf Tournament is underwritten and hosted by The McKee Family Foundation, which is dedicated to giving back to the community through charitable giving and volunteer work. Our family has a long history and close family connection to America’s Armed Services, and thus have dedicated much effort to honoring, and assisting our veterans, as they return from combat and reintegrate into civilian life. It is our hope that we can help make a few of their lives just a little bit easier through our efforts.


Below, you will find a list of our family members who have served, or are serving, to protect and defend our freedom. To those who are no longer with us, we will never forget you for your service to our country and the wonderful ways that you have touched our lives. To the rest, thank you for what you have done and are doing, and how you have helped shape our lives and families. We will never be able to thank you enough for what you have done for us and for our country. You are truly our Heroes!

World War I and World War II

 

Lt. Cmdr. Irving M. Page Sr. (1932 – 1963)

U.S. Navy, Deck Officer of the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Wasp (CV-7) when it was sunk in Battle of the Coral Sea (1942), WWII Combat Veteran

1st Lt. Robert E. McKee Jr. (1941 – 1945)

U.S. Army Air Corps, B-24 Instructor Pilot Casper, WY and B-24 Bomber Combat Pilot, European Theater, Lecce Italy, WWII Combat Veteran and POW Switzerland

Cpl. Thomas J. Linthicum III (1944 – 1945)

U.S. Army, Supply and Mail Clerk, Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, WWII Veteran.

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Jacob G Brown Sr.

U.S. Army, Cavalry, WWI Combat Veteran

PO. Nealon B. Stovall

U.S. Navy, WWII Combat Veteran

Sgt. Warren E. Irelan (1942 – 1945)

U.S. Army Air Corps, Waist Gunner, B-24s, WWII Combat Veteran

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Vietnam

 

Cptn. Peter D. Henehan (1966 – 1971)

U.S. Army, Maintenance Officer and Pilot, Enlisted in 1966.  OCS training Armor branch, M60 and M48 tanks.  Commission in 1967. Went on to train in and fly UH1-H Huey's in 1969 and then AMOC (Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course).  Deployed to Vietnam and ran a helicopter maintenance unit. Received Bronze Star and Air Medal for flying combat missions. Certified in AH1 Cobra and OH6-A scout. Vietnam Combat Veteran

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Col. Alva D. (A.D.) Henehan (1944 – 1974)

U.S. Air Force, Pilot, WW2 combat pilot, P47’s, Vietnam combat pilot and squadron commander F4's, also based in Thailand as a liaison to the Vietnamese Air Force and volunteered to fly missions. Also flew F94c's and F102's

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National Defense

 

Lt. Scott A. McKee (1974 – 1987)

U.S. Navy / U.S. Navy Reserves, U.S. Naval Academy Graduate, Top Gun (Navy Strike Fighter Tactical Instruction Program) graduate, F-14 Fighter Pilot, Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson (CVN-70) but has a handful of traps on carriers such as the U.S.S. Lexington, U.S.S. Eisenhower, and the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk. National Defense Veteran

Sgt. James R. Page (1960 – 1965)

U.S. Army, Infantry, Germany, National Defense Veteran

Sgt. Robert E. Irelan (1968 – 1971)

U.S. Army, Panama, National Defense Veteran

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Sgt. Robert A. Linthicum (1986 – 1994)

U.S. Army National Guard / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reserves, Construction Supervisor, Montana, Maryland, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and Panama. National Defense Veteran

PO. Gregory W. Page (1989 – 1994)

U.S. Coast Guard, SK5 Rescue Swimmer, Cutter U.S.S. Acushnet (WMEC-167) and Base Buyer/Accountant, California, Alaska, New York, and Maryland.  National Defense Veteran

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Global War on Terrorism

 

Sgt. Sawyer N. Grudzien (2014 – Present)

U.S. Marine Corps, Mechanic, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 (MALS-29), Honduras, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean.

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