Colonel Tahlman Krumm
Born on January 8, 1912, Colonel Tahlman Krumm, Sr. was schooled at East High School in Columbus, Ohio and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at Ohio State University in 1934. Through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, he was also commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.
In 1940, as the potential increased for U.S. involvement in World War II, Krumm was summoned to active duty and he remained on that status until 1945. His first assignment was to help design and build an airfield for the Army Air Corps in Antigua, an island in the Caribbean.