Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Quincy D. Sittingdown, 77, of Junction City, departed this life 21 Nov 15, at his home. Quincy was born July 18, 1938, in Hoisington, KS, the son of James N. & Jasmine (Mullins) Sittingdown. Quincy was graduated from Hoisington High School and later earned a B.S. in Biology at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX.
After high school, Quincy enlisted in the U.S Army and left as a sergeant. He was a member of the ROTC while at Hardin-Simmons, and rejoined the Army as a commissioned officer after graduating. Quincy was a helicopter pilot in the military, serving as an Aeromedical Evacuation Officer, and flew medevac helicopters during the Vietnam War. He also was graduated from the Command & General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Quincy earned the Ranger tab and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, the Legion of Merit, and other medals and ribbons during his distinguished military career.