Memorial Day Guest Speaker — 2022

Memorial Day Guest Speaker — 2022

Major General Richard Frymire, United States Air Force (Ret.)

Major General Frymire served on active duty in the US Navy, US Marines, and in the US Air Force.  He also served in the Kentucky Air National.  He retired from the US Air Force as a Major General.

He served as Kentucky’s Adjutant General for six years and then as Special Assistant to the Commander, US Air Force Tactical Air Command for five years.  For three years he was policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Reserve Force Affairs.

In addition, he is a command pilot with over 3,000 hours in jet fighter and reconnaissance air craft.

His decorations include the US Air Force Distinguished Services Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, US Air Force Legion of Merit, US Air Force Commendation Medal, and US Air Force Combat Readiness Medal.

In 2006 he was enshrined in the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame and in 2015 was inducted into the Kentucky Veteran’s Hall of Fame.

Major General Frymire practiced law in Madisonville, Kentucky.  He served as a Kentucky State Senator and Kentucky Representative.  He was also Judge Executive of Hopkins County, Kentucky.  In 2005 he was named by the Kentucky Bar Association as its “Lawyer of the Year” and in 1992 was inducted as Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

He is a founder of the Kentucky Military History Museum in Frankfort, Kentucky and served the Kentucky Historical Society and its Foundation as President.  He is a life time member of Post 6 of the American Legion and of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5480.

He is married to Phyllis, his wife of sixty-seven years.