1984 ESHS Hall of Fame Inductee



Kenneth O'Rielly Dessert
Class of 1933


Attended Loyola University and the United States Military Academy at West Point; Master's Degree in Business Administration from Stanford University.


After training at the Air Corps Flying School in Texas, flew B-24's as a Bomber Pilot in Europe and Africa during World War II.  Military decorations include the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and Cluster, Air Medal and three Clusters, and various Theater Ribbons.  After 26 years in the United States Air Force, retired in 1966 as a Colonel and !!!!!!!