Colonel (Ret.) Ben H. Penton

Col. (Ret.) Penton was in the U.S. Air Force during Korean War and later transfered to the Georgia Army National Guard.

He retired after 41 years, nine months and nine days of total military service. The last 30 years was with the Georgia Army National Guard.

He was inducted in the OCS Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, GA in 1997.

- Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning
- Command General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
- Industrial College, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA
- Engineer Officers Advance Course, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

- Army Meritorious Service Medal
- Distinctive Service Medal
- FAA Pilot Safety Wings

Ben and Grace have been happily married for 70 years. They have four daughters, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.