Sebelius names new Kansas veterans officials

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has appointed a
Marysville resident as the new chairman of the Kansas Commission on
Veterans Affairs.

Ed Wiegers became chairman Monday, replacing Jack Fowler, who is
the commission's new executive director. Wiegers is an attorney who
was in the Kansas National Guard from 1949 until 1984, spending
nine years as judge advocate general.

Fowler is leaving his position as executive assistant and
counsel to Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Kay McFarland. Fowler
served in the Army from 1954 until 1983, retiring as a colonel.

He served two tours in Vietnam as an adviser and executive
officer of an infantry officer. Fowler later directed Fort
Leavenworth's Combined Arms Combat Development Agency, providing
simulations training.

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