Interview Profile

Back in January I had the good fortune to sit in on a Veteran’s History Project interview conducted by Jim McCannell. The subject of the interview was one Kenneth L. Shephard, a native and current resident of Fernandina Beach.

Kenneth joined the Army in 1965 and served for three years leaving the service in 1968 as a Sergeant (E-5). He returned to Fernandina Beach and will soon be retiring from a local company. While in the Army, Kenneth was trained as a radio relay operator and served in Germany in addition to several Army posts in the U. S. The remarkable things about Kenneth….. and I am sure there are many more than documented here…. are his love of country; his love of his fellow man; and his unwavering patriotism.

Kenneth’s interview may be found on the Amelia Island Museum of History web site ( and I urge all readers to go to Ken’s interview and, like us who were at the interview, bask in this fine gentleman’s positive attitude about his country. By the way, Kenneth had a smile on this face throughout the entire interview process.

I hope you get a chance to meet Kenneth, thank him for his service and enjoy the company of this fine veteran and Fernandina Beach native.