Kenneth M. Franke

FRANKE,KENNETH
Kenneth M. Franke

Kenneth M. Franke

Colonel Kenneth M. Franke was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, Class RC 2-65, 16 August 1965. His first duty assignment was as Tank Platoon Leader, Company A, 6th Battalion, 112th Armor, Rosenburg, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Rifle Platoon Leader, Weapons Platoon Leader, and Executive Officer, B Company, 2d Battalion, 143d Infantry (Airborne), Houston, Texas; Communications & Electronics Staff Officer, 142d Rear Operations Center, Abilene, Texas; S-3 Air, Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), 3rd Battalion, 112th Armor, Brownwood, Texas; Company Commander, Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 112th Armor, Coleman, Texas; Company Commander, C Company, 3d Battalion, 112th Armor, Brady, Texas; Communications & Electronics Staff Officer and S-3 Air, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 112th Armor, Brownwood, Texas; Assistant S-3 Air, HHC, 2d Brigade, 49th Armored Division, Fort Worth, Texas; S-3, HHC, 1st Battalion, 112th Armor, Dallas, Texas; Public Affairs Officer and Secretary of the General Staff, HHC, 49th Armored Division, Austin, Texas; S-3, HHC, 4th Battalion, 112th Armor, Dallas, Texas; S-3 and Executive Officer, HHC, 6th Battalion, 112th Armor, San Antonio, Texas; S-3, HHC, 1st Brigade, 49th Armored Division, San Antonio, Texas; Battalion Commander, HHC, 6th Battalion, 112th Armor, El Campo, Texas; Inspector General, HHC, 49th Armored Division, Austin, Texas; Executive Officer, HHC, 3d Brigade, 49th Armored Division, Dallas, Texas; Brigade Commander, HHC, 36th Brigade, 49th Armored Division, Houston, Texas; Commander, Headquarters, 131st Training Regiment, Austin, Texas. | Colonel Franke retired with more than 34 years of military service.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Knox, Kentucky

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    1997

  • Branch Of Service

    Armor

  • HF ID #

    HF_01840