Kenneth

May 13, 1959 ~ October 20, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Duncan, OK

United States Army Lieutenancy Colonel, Retired (LTC(R)) Ken Britt died at the TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow Kentucky on Tuesday October 20, 2020 at the age of 61.

LTC(R) Britt is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dr. Donna Britt; their son Kenneth Neuendorf, a military veteran of the 18th Airborne Corps Artillery, and daughter-in-law Maj. Kyle Neuendorf, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, CA, four grandchildren, Seth, Haelie, James and Lucas; his father Trulon Britt Jr., mother Mable H. Britt, brother Steven Britt (Susan), Greenfield, IN, three nieces, Amanda Keeton (Tim) of New Palestine, IN, Kelli Britt of Ingalls, IN, and Jennifer Estes (Mike) of New Palestine IN.

A native of Kentucky, Ken spent most of his life in the Hoosier state of Indiana before enlisting into the Army as an Infantry soldier in 1980. He received a US Army commission in the Field Artillery Branch through the Officer Candidate School program in 1982, and as the Distinguished Military Graduate accepted an early Regular Army appointment in 1984.

LTC(R) Britt served in all the traditional military assignments, commanding field artillery batteries with the 7th Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Ord, California and at Fort Sill Oklahoma before being selected to serve as an Assistant Professor of Military Science and Leadership Studies instructor at the Virginia Military Institute. Other assignments have included tours with the 10th Mountain Division in New York, two tours of duty in the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea and an assignment with the US Army Recruiting Battalion in Nashville, Tennessee. LTC Britt served at the Pentagon on the Army Staff as the Deep Fires Team Chief within the G8’s Precision Strike Division until his retirement from the Army in 2005. Following his retirement, he went back to the Pentagon as a Senior Analyst for the Army Staff’s Force Development Directorate where he remained until this year.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, seven (7) Meritorious Service Medals, three (3) Army Commendation Medals, two (2) Army Achievement Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal, two (2) National Defense Service Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, four (4) Overseas Service Ribbons and the Parachutist Badge.

Ken loved Soldiers and had a heart for service. Despite a busy schedule between work and his family business, he was active with the Field Artillery Association, Mount Hope Baptist Church, Ashburn, VA where he served as an Elder, and several other organizations supporting the Army and the National Defense. He served as the Vice Chair Emeritus of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), a non-profit defense association and was the technical advisor to NDIA’s Precision Strike.

Most notably, Ken is the immediate past President of the Association of the United State Army (AUSA) Fairfax-Lee Chapter in Northern Virginia where he spent the last 14 years designing and executing programs to support the nearly 6,000 Soldiers, Civilians, wounded warriors and family members of the Chapter. His fundraising effort culminated in the awards of over 100 scholarships to members and their families. In 2018, Ken was the recipient of the coveted, AUSA “Exceptional Service in Support of National Defense” Award. The AUSA Fairfax Lee Chapter is proud to name their scholarship program the “LTC(R) Ken Britt Scholarship Program” in honor of the beloved Ken Britt.

Funeral services for LTC(R) Ken Britt is being held A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, Glasgow, KY on Saturday October 31, 2020. Visitation will be from 10:00 until time for services at 2:00 PM.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of Flowers, donations be sent to:

AUSA Fairfax-Lee Chapter
LTC(R) Ken Britt Scholarship Program
PO Box 631
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

OR donate online:
https://www.ausa.org/chapters/fairfax-lee-chapter

Services

Visitation: October 31, 2020 10:00 am - October 31, 2020 2:00 pm

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, KY 42141


https://www.crowfuneralhome.com/

Service: October 31, 2020 2:00 pm

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, KY 42141


https://www.crowfuneralhome.com/

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  1. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Ken 5 days a week for 17 years. I consider him one of my closest friends. No matter how he felt, he always had a cheerful greeting every time he entered a room or area, and had the ability to put you at ease. I will miss our friendly banter and all the hunting stories. Mostly, I will miss my friend. Rest In Peace, Ken.

  2. Ken and I graduated in 1977. I remember he was always smiling. May God Bless and Comfort you all at this time of loss.

  3. Prayers to the Britt family. May your precious memories bring you comfort. Kenny was a dear friend of my brother, Jesse.

  4. Kenny was always helping with the pep rallies we had as seniors. Also Kenny never had a hair out of place, it was always just right. MV ’77 Peace to you my Friend

  5. I knew and worked with Ken for years. He was a fine man and an exceptional Army Officer. The Field Artillery and Army have lost a great Warrior. Until we meet again at Fiddler’s Green my Friend.

  6. Ken will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege to serve with him. A true servant leader, Ken epitomized the Army values in everything he did. His leadership as president of the Fairfax-Lee Chapter of AUSA enhanced the quality of life for Soldiers, Army Civilians, Army Families, Veterans, and Retirees alike. There was nothing Ken would not do to help a Soldier! RIP Ken. We miss you!

  7. My prayers are with Donna and the rest of the family.
    Ken was a great Soldier and great friend to many of us. I had the honor to know him in his varied roles in the Fairfax-Lee Chapter, AUSA. He succeeded me as President of the Chapter and did a superb job of guiding us and making things better for Military families. He was always looking for wonderful ways to support Soldiers and their families like the annual Christmas Party at Fort Belvoir. He had as much as fun as the children did. Another example was him taking Soldiers to Kentucky to hunt. He will be missed by all of us.

  8. I first met Ken while serving in Korea. He was always helpful and kind. I also met with Ken after his retirement when we both worked on the Army Staff. He always had a calm demeanor and positive attitude. I always considered him a great friend. I will sorely miss him. My heart and prayers go out to his family.

  9. Ken was a fine man! My husband and I met first him when our children got engaged. We were impressed with him from the beginning. He was very intelligent, kind, funny, upstanding. He served our country with pride. He will be sorely missed. Peace, Ken.

  10. A Great Soldier, a Great Leader but most of all a Great Friend! His selfless service, positive attitude and infectious sense of humor made him a joy to work with. While his life was too short, he lived it so very, very well. God Bless You Ken Britt; see you on the high ground.

  11. A good man. Always willing to help, provide assistance, and take the time to just to talk. He will be missed.

    Bill Watts
    Army G-8 Pentagon

  12. Always had fun being around Ken. Will always remember our canoe trip down White River from Indy to McCormicks Creek State Park and cruising around in is yellow 68’ Cutlass Supreme convertible that leaked when it rained.

    Stand down Soldier, we got the watch.

    Jim Steele
    High school friend and fellow army brother.

  13. Ken was one of a kind. So incredibly sweet and selfless. He had a heart of gold and a wonderful smile. He always greeted you warmly and treated You like the most important person in the room. He made us all feel that way. Always. RIP Ken. You will be missed dearly.

  14. I had the honor of working with Ken several times over the last 11 years. He was truly a great patriot, friend, and co-worker. He will be greatly missed. My deepest and most heart-felt condolences to the Britt family.

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