A memorial was held today, July 6, 2015, for Art Kesten, who founded the Army Aviation Association of America. The memorial was held at the Arlington Cemetery Columbarium. Arthur H. Kesten, 92, who with his wife Dotty co-founded both Army Aviation Magazine in 1953 and the Army Aviation Association of America in 1957, is survived by Dotty, his son Dale, daughter Lynn, and granddaughters Lauren and Shannon.
There is no doubt that without Art and Dotty the AAAA would not be what it is today. They were inducted together to the Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 1975. We owe them both a huge, huge debt.