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November 4, 2013

First woman inducted into Kansas National Guard Hall

The Kansas National Guard Hall of Fame has its first woman inductee.

The Kansas National Guard Hall of Fame has its first woman inductee.

Retired Command Sgt. Major Jana L. Harrison, of Leavenworth, was inducted into the 104-member hall on Sunday. Also inducted were retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Cornelius Vandermotten and retired Lt. Col. Robert K. Webb

Harrison, who joined the military in 1975, was the first female command sergeant major in the Kansas National Guard.

Vandermotten, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, served more than 40 years in the military, including two decades in the Kansas Army National Guard.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Webb, of Silver Lake, was in the military for 31 years, serving on active duty and in the Kansas National Guard.

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