Frank W. Iseman – Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report:

Died on Thursday, September 25, 1997, at his residence in Macon, Georgia. Graveside services will be Friday, October 17, 1997 in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. A memorial service was held on September 28, 1997 at First Presbyterian Church in Macon, Georgia.

Colonel Iseman was born in Ithaca, Michigan, the son of Frank W. Iseman, Sr. and Ida Mae Kinsel. He began his distinguished career in the military as a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, class of 1939. He later graduated from the Air Command and Staff School and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He served as Commandant of Cadets at the Air Corps Basic Flying School at Cochran Field, Georgia, and as Director of Training at the B-17 Combat Crew Training Base at Sioux City, Iowa. Colonel Iseman was Director of Operations of the 592nd Bombardment Group in the Air Offensive against Japan during World War II.

In 1949, Colonel Iseman was Commander of the 717th Bombardment Squadron at Rapid City AFB, South Dakota and Commander of the 28th Maintenance and Supply Group. In 1950, he served as Director of Operations of the 28th Bombardment Wing and as Commander of the 28th Bombardment Group. In 1951, he was Director of Combat Readiness Inspection in Hq. 8th Air Force. From 1952 to 1954, Colonel Iseman was Commander of the 1812th Air and Airways Communications Service Group in Munich, Germany.

From 1956 to 1958, Col. Iseman was Chief of the Statistical Services Division in Hq. Air Material Command. From 1959 to 1961, he was Comptroller, Alaskan Air Command. He had lived in Macon, Georgia since his retirement in 1961.

Awards include the Air Medal, Bronze Star, Army of Occupation (Japan), Army of Occupation (Germany) and Air Force Longevitiy Service Award with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Survivors include his wife, Alma Hancock Iseman of Macon, GA; children, Madeline Iseman Van Dyck, Jamie Iseman Harper, and Patti Porter Gettinger; sister, Margaret Catallo; and 11 grandchildren.

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