2014 KMAM-HOF LEGEND INDUCTEEEugene Humesky (1921-2013)Grand Master Humesky was born on December 5, 1921 in Western Ukraine. He passed away at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at approximately 8:37 pm on Monday, November 11, 2013, at the age of 92 – one month shy of his 93rd birthday. He graduated from high school in 1939 and in 1938, he was introduced to Jiu Jitsu. During WWII he was stationed at the Eastern Front, fighting against the RED ARMY. He spent 3½ years in a POW camp in Italy, later residing in England (1946-1951) and in Canada (1951-1953).In 1953, he married his present wife, Assya, joining her one year later in Ann Arbor, MI, where she was teaching at the University of Michigan. Grand Master Humeky and his lovely wife, Assya, attended the annual NKMAA Black Belt tests and promotion ceremonies. Grandmaster Humesky received training from the following KMA icons: Grandmasters, Kim Un Yong, Lee Nam Suk, Choi Hong Hi, and Shim Sang Kyu. Chang Moo Kwan “Letter of Appointment” — 1972 International Taekwondo Federation “Letter of Appointment” — 1973 Chang Moo Kwan “Letter of Appointment” — 1976 Who’s Who in MA Elite — 1982 International Karate Hall of Fame — 1990 World Martial Arts Association — “TKD Man of the Year” — 1992 Michigan Karate Hall of Fame — “Man of the Year” — 1992 “Lifetime Achievement Award”: Kung-Fu, Karate and TKD — 1993 World Martial Arts “Lifetime Achievement Award Plaque” — 1993 Vice-President & Advisor World Moosul Kwan Federation — 1991 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame “Golden Merit Achievement Award” — 1994 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame “International Pioneer Award” — 1995.Grandmaster Humesky was originally slated to be inducted into the Living Legends Category, unfortunately, he passed away before we were able to acknowledge his contributions in person. In a very moving speech at the 2014 KMAM HOF event, Dr. Assiah Humesky accepted his award instead.