LTC (R) Trotter passed away peacefully on 21 Sep 13 in Houston, TX, surrounded his loving family. He was born in Mexia, TX in 1941 and married his wife, Sandra, in 1959.
He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army in January 1963. He graduated Flight Training with Class 65-18 and flew in Vietnam with the 498th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) in 1966-67 as DUSTOFF 49 helping to save countless lives. Among his other services to the Army, he served as the Chief Aviation Officer at Fort Sam Houston.
During his service in the Army, he received the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medals, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. He also earned the Master Army Aviator badge and the Order of Military Merit.
After 20 years in the Army, Ken honorably retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He embarked on a second career by working at Texas Instruments and Raytheon Company. During this time, Ken decided to return to school in his spare time and become a lawyer. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University and became a member of the Texas Bar in 1994.