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Veterans of the Month: Couple Brandon and Kelly Burkhart

<p>Kelly and Brandon Burkhart. | Submitted</p>

Kelly and Brandon Burkhart. | Submitted

Editor’s note: This month, the VFW features Kelly and Brandon Burkhart, daughter and son-in-law of Post Commander Nina Petru. The Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 is especially proud of Brandon who recently was diagnosed with cancer.

Kelly Burkhart

Rank: Staff sergeant

Branch of service: Air Force

Current age: 40

Total years served: 9 years

Served from: 1992 to 2000

Places served: RAF Lakenheath, England; Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.;

Job or specialty: Air crew

Fondest memory while serving: “Meeting great friends, TDY (Temporary Duty) to Italy and seeing a beautiful country and drinking great wine!”

Quote: “Live Free or Die”

Brandon Burkhart

Rank: Master sergeant

Branch of service: Air Force

Current age: 43

Total years served: 20 years

Served from: 1992 to 2012

Places served: RAF Lakenheath, England; Altus AFB, Okla.; Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.; Osan, Korea; Langley AFB, Va.; Aviano Air Base, Italy; Robins AFB, Ga.; Peterson AFB, Colo.

Job or specialty: Air traffic controller, watch supervisor, MAJCOM HQ Space Command AFSC Functional Manager ATC, Terminal Procedure Specialist (TERPS)

Fondest memory while serving: “The first time I met my wife (17 years before being married) and all the friends I met during my career. Learning to snow ski while stationed in Italy.”

Quote: “Unable departure was a heavy.”

Every month the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 in Naperville chooses a Veteran of the Month for The Naperville Sun.

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