Major (Ret.) Kenneth Zellmer, We Thank You

Maj (Ret) Kenneth Zellmer

Meet Major (Ret.) Kenneth Zellmer.

Military Service

Major Zellmer was a Vietnam hero with over 400 combat missions.  He flew over Vietnam and Cambodia from July 1968-July 1971 in the C-130 Hercules and the A-37B Dragonfly.  During that time he earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 20 Air Medals and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm. Of particular importance is his work in coordinating the air support for Operation Lam Son 719.

Post Service Career

After retiring with 21 years in the USAF, Major Zellmer flew 26 years in civilian aircraft with many military charters in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. His last six years were spent doing initial and recurrent training in B-747 flight simulators for the VC25 (Air Force One) and The E-4B Airborne Command Center aircrews.

Continuing to Serve

Major Zellmer currently serves as the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery Beautification Foundation Secretary.

He is a Life Member of several organizations:
  • Military Order of World Wars (MOWW)
  • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
  • Daedalians
  • Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society
  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • Air Force Association (AFA)

Currently serving as the Vice President–Military Relations for the AFA, David D Terry Chapter, Maj Zellmer also represents those organizations listed above as a member of North Little Rock and Sherwood Military Relations Committees. He is also a member of the Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Association.

Please join us in thanking Major (Ret.) Kenneth Zellmer for his military service as well as his continued involvement and service to the veteran community in central Arkansas. He is one of the many reasons it is possible for us to honor our fallen heroes in the manner they deserve.



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