Kenneth "Tiny" Warmbir

21 September 1936 - 6 October 2006

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In 1975, as Commanding Officer, CDR Warmbir brought back the Raunchy Redskin Happy Hour with the Chief’s headdress and the Medicine man’s head gear as well.  I had been in the squadron for a few years at that point and was not even aware of that tradition.  I am absolutely sure that none of that survives in today’s Navy’s politically correct environment, but it was a very fun tradition back then in 1975. /s/ Jack Thompson


Obituary from the Hammond Daily Star - 9 October 2006

CAPT Kenneth “Tiny” Michael Warmbir, USN-(Ret.) 70-years-old of Hammond, La., died Friday, October 6, 2006, at his residence. Kenneth was born Monday, September 21, 1936 in Ashkum IL.

Kenneth served 23 years in the U.S. Navy as a helicopter pilot and commanded a helicopter squadron in San Diego. He retired in 1980 in Washington, DC where he worked as Assistant Inspector General for the Navy. As a second career, he taught Social Studies at Hammond High School from 1986 until 1997. He was a graduate of Adams State College, Alamosa CO and Southeastern Louisiana University. Surviving are wife, Elizabeth Ann Warmbir; daughter, Joan Kirby of San Diego, CA; son, Michael Warmbir of
Harahan; mother, Edna Warmbir; sisters, Patricia, Kathy and Sandra of all of CO; brother, Jerry Warmbir of CA; two grandchildren, Allison Warmbir of
Folson, La., and Jerin Kirby of San Diego, CA. He was preceded in death by father, Lester Warmbir.

Friends will be received Saturday, October 14 at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond from 11:00 a.m until 11:30 a.m. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel, Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. Guests are invited to the family home for refreshments after the service. Interment will be private in the Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Fla. Flowers are desirable or donations to the North Oaks Hospice, P.O. box 2668, Hammond, LA 70404 Email condolences to: line: Warmbir.

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