BRIG. GEN. KENNETH E. FIELDS (Deceased)
Inducted: October 12, 1984 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: February 1, 1909 in Elkhart, IN
High School Attended: Elkhart Graduated: 1926
High School Honors: Football letterman
College Attended: University of Illinois 1 year
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MS 1938
Harvard University School of Engineering MS 1939
College Honors: Football letterman at U of I 1928; football and baseball letterman at U.S. Military Academy 1930-1932; graduated from Military Academy with highest scholastic and military honors in class of 1933.
Coaching Experience: Coached 3rd Engineer football team 1934-1935 (Hawaiian Division) and freshman football 1936 at the Military Academy.
Special Recognition: Distinguished Service Medal for Direction of United States Atomic Weapons Development 1951-1955; received Silver Star for Bravery at Remagen Bridge Head 1945, as well as Bronze Star; Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary All-American 1957; General Manager, US Atomic Energy Commission 1955-1958; received Distinguished Service Award, US Atomic Energy Commission 1958; life member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Executive Vice-President, International Standard Electric Corporation 1958-1961; Executive Vice-President, Bulova Watch Company.
Family: Wife, Fredrica; children, David (deceased), Luellen, and Stephen.
Brig. Gen. Fields passed away July 1, 1996.