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Ken Kraft, USA

2017 Recipient

  • Ken is a retired United States Army Captain and Multnomah County Senior Corrections Deputy Sheriffhas been married to his wife Brenda for 20 years, has 3 step children and two children from his first marriage.

  • Ken joined the Oregon Army National Guard in November 1987 and finished his time in the Oregon ANG as Company Commander

  • Ken transferred to the United States Army Reserve where he served as the S3 Operations Officer with the 104th IT.

  • Ken was injured in a mortar attack at Camp Slayer in Baghdad in 2005 and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq

  • He had over 40 surgeries on his right leg before finally losing it in 2015

  • Ken currently serves as the National Military Services Director for Oregon and works closely with National Guard, Reserve and Active Component Military Personnel and families throughout Oregon.

  • Ken currently lives in Oregon City, Oregon and has raised “Battle Buddy” Olde Victorian Bulldogges for injured combat veterans.

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