Ken Faulkner

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Ken Faulkner (born c. 1918 in Kansas) was manager of the downtown Woolworth store beginning in 1960.

He served as an infantry sergeant and platoon leader fighting in Europe during World War II. He earned two Purple Hearts for wounds to his eyes and legs and a Bronze Star. For his service in liberating the country, Faulkner was awarded membership in the French Légion d'honneur in 2010.


  • Hansen, Jeff (January 9, 2010) "French to decorate Hoover World War II veteran with Legion of Honor." Birmingham News