Important Dates: April 9th - early registration ends (t-shirt not guaranteed after)
Giving Back: The Wildcat Warriors understand the importance of giving back to those who give us our freedom. This year, all the proceeds will be going to renovations for the William Grimm memorial at KSU. William David Grimm
was born on October 13, 1962. He attended Kansas State University, graduating
in the class of 1986 and earning his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the
United States Air Force. In 1991, Captain Grimm was serving in the Middle East
as a part of Operation Desert Storm, the American-led coalition waging war
against Iraq for their invasion and annexation of Kuwait. On January 31, 1991,
while performing an armed reconnaissance mission, Captain Grimm’s AC-130H
Spectre Gunship “Spirit 03” was shot down. He was awarded a Silver Star
posthumously for his actions during his mission. His commendation reads that,
“the actions of Captain Grimm aided the allied forces in repelling the Iraq
Army incursion.” As the navigator of his AC-130, Captain Grim displayed,
“professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty,” on that January
day in Southwest Asia. Captain Grimm was the only Kansas State Graduate to be
killed during Operation Desert Storm. . Few even know his memorial exists.
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