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Lieutenant Colonel Kent Rex Crenshaw


Lieutenant Colonel Kent Rex Crenshaw 1947 - 2011

SAVANNAH - Kent Rex Crenshaw died Saturday, April 2, 2011 in Roswell, NM. Born January 21, 1947 to Rex
and Therina Crenshaw, in San Bernardino, CA, Kent graduated with a B.S. in General Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1969. Kent went on to serve 20 years in the US Air Force, retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1989. Lt. Col. Crenshaw was awarded three Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross for service in SE Asia [457th 1971].

In 1976 he received his Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and was a distinguished graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School where he became Chief of Academics as a test pilot flight and academic instructor. Lt.
Col. Crenshaw flew for Northwest Airlines, and was Senior Engineering and Chief Test Pilot for Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he tested the B-2 Stealth Bomber. In 2000 Lt. Col. Crenshaw was recognized by the National Aeronautic Association and Federation Aeronautique Internationale as the World Record Holder for "Speed Over a Recognized Course" flying from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Chicago, IL.

Kent also worked as a Consultant Pilot Expert for Engineering Systems, Inc. of Colorado Springs, Co. For the past 14 years Lt. Col. Crenshaw has lived in Savannah and flown for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation as
Chief Test Pilot for commercial and special missions test programs. He was recognized by Gulfstream for his professionalism and dedication.

Lt. Col. Crenshaw was married for 42 years to and is survived by his beloved wife Judith, of Savannah, his son Cameron Kent Crenshaw of White Sulfur Springs, MT, and his sister Dr. Paula Crenshaw of S. Lake Tahoe, CA. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Road at the Landings, with internment planned for Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.

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