DONN R. KELSEY
Donn joined the Navy Reserves in the spring of 1947 and in June of 1948 went on active duty with Willis "Whitey" Lohmeier, Jim Farrell, Charles "Tuffy" Schumann, and Glenn & Alvin Kuhse.
Donn attended college under the G.I. Bill and graduated from Sacramento State College in 1956.
While in college he
married fellow student Harlene Ann "Harley" Kloss on January 28, 1956.
Following graduation he
accepted a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF
Medical Services Corps.
He received his Master's Degree in Hospital Administration from Northwestern University under Air Force sponsorship and spent 18 years serving in various military medical facilities stateside, the Philippines and the Azores, Portugal.
As a military marksman he
was 1965 Ohio State Skeet Champion and the next year Runner Up in the Armed Forces Championships.
In 1970 he
was the Portuguese-American Trap Champion.
retired in 1974 with 27 years service in the grade of IA. Colonel and settled in the Sacramento, CA area with his
wife, son and daughter.
wife into TV and print commercials and then as a background actor in big screen and TV movies.
Both earned membership in the Screen Actors Guild
with Donn being cast in scores of commercials and over 30 films.
Colonel Kelsey maintains his contacts with Manning through visits, reunions, the Monitor, the Alumni Newsletter and is a life member of American Legion Post #22.
is the son of Dr. Raymond and Florence (Meyers) Kelsey.
Donn R. Kelsey
Lt. Colonel, USAF Ret.