Thursday, September 6, 2012

Melvin Duane Fountain

In honor of his 81st birthday.
Melvin was born September 6, 1931 to Louise V Peel and George A Fountain, Jr in Topeka Kansas.  He never knew his biological father as George and Louise separated sometime shortly after his birth.  Instead, he was raised by his mother and step-father, John Cusciotta.  When he was 20 years old Melvin joined the United States Air Force. He would serve in the Air Force from 1951-1971, he retired as a staff sergeant.  After joining the Air Force he met and married Wanda Gail Shaul, they would have 3 daughters before their divorce in 1968.  After retiring from the service Melvin settled in Wichita, Kansas. He passed away on January 19, 2011.