Kip Taylor '81 † 11 September 2001 †
23 September 2016
People Magazine did an article on "Nancy Taylor" before her passing in 2003. (Original article 2002, updated 9/23/16). Click Here!
Brats in attendance: Lee Angel '64, Marianna (Lieurance) Mounsey '50, Nancy Carpenter-spouse, ?, Paul Greer '72, Pam (Thurston) Moratzka '79, Danica (Charlton) Lehner '82, Jeri (Polansky) Glass '72, ?, Wanona Greer-spouse, Ralph Ryan '72, Katrin (Lindroth) Planz '71, Cathy (Coats) Kelton '73, Toni (Yarbrough) Combs '71, and Sam Kelton-spouse. As fate would have it, General Maude's daughter ended up being our Docent for the day. Kip was Lt. General Maude's aide (he too was killed). 2nd pic from above. Click on the photos for larger resolution.
31 May 2009
Kip Taylor Memorial Program
Kip Taylor '81 was killed in the attack on the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 where he was serving our country as a promotable Major in the U.S. Army. He was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
Kip was survived by his wife, Nancy and 2 year old son Dean. Nancy was 8 months pregnant at the time. Six weeks after Kip's death Nancy gave birth to Luke. At the time of her delivery doctors discovered Nancy had terminal cancer. Nancy has since passed on 18 November 2003 and has been laid to rest with Kip at Arlington National Cemetery.
Kip's brother, Dean Taylor '79, is also serving our country as a Lieutenant Colonel. Dean and his wife have adopted and are now raising Kip and Nancy's two sons.
The BERLIN Brats established a Kip Taylor Memorial Fund at the American Overseas School Historical Society (AOSHS) soon after 9-11. This fund will finance the purchase of a granite paver, measuring 16" X 16" to be located on the grounds of the American Overseas School Historical Park in Wichita, Kansas when the Museum, Archives and Visitor's center is built.
The cost of the paver was $1,000. The BERLIN Brats opened the "memorial fund" with the initial contribution of $100. The balance of contributions came from individual donations from his fellow alumni.
The paver will read:
In Memory of Kip Taylor
Class of '81, BAHS
Killed in the Pentagon
Attack of 9-11-01
...from his fellow alumni
Thank you to the following donors:
If you would like to make a donation it's not too late. Excess contributions to the fund will be earmarked for the Beautification Fund for the Park. Donations to the fund should be made and mailed to:
“Kip Taylor Beautification Fund"
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