Wayne Hauck

Wayne Otis Hauck

On September 24th at 7:00 am, Colonel Wayne Otis Hauck died in his home at 2661 Browning Drive, Virginia Beach, Va. 23456. He was with his son, Buck, and grandson, Bradley. He was 3 days shy of his 85th birthday.

Wayne is one of the 309 Member Class of 1947. His cremated remains will rest with the ashes of his beloved wife, Dorothy Hinrichsen Hauck in their Memorial at the Chapel in the Old West Point Cemetery. They now join hands as they did in life through 52 years together from July 8th, 1950 (they were married at Central Union Church in Honolulu, Hawaii) until Dorothy passed away in Virginia Beach, Virginia on October 7th, 2003.

West Point entered Wayne's life at age 4 when his father joined the athletic staff and established a nine year legend as 'Doc Hauck'. The Duke at West Point is written around the legend of 'Doc Hauck' and released in 1938 by United Artist starring Louis Hayward as 'Doc' and Joan Fontaine as Wayne's sister.

Nine years of chasing footballs, shagging baseballs, serving as Hockey Team Mascot and hanging around cadets and Army Athletics ensured Wayne would settle for nothing less than attending West Point. He proudly graduated in the Class of 1947. He returned in 1954 to teach Applied Engineering as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ordnance. A Masters from Babson, Army schools, then topped by graduation from The Industrial College at Fort McNair supported his rise as a Key Logistician in the Army. He retired in 1970 from the Joint War Games Agency of the Joint Staff. From there he created his own company which he ran for some twenty years. The company served banks and corporate clients in designing and installing retirement programs and specializing in secure software.

Wayne was an active Kiwanian, Master Mason, Scottish Rite (KCCH) and President of Congressional Country Club 1992 & 1993.

Wayne is survived by Bobbie Hauck Gribble (named after Bob Koch who saved Wayne's life in Korea) and Wayne Otis Hauck (Buck) and their families.

Wayne's Thoughts:

Pride of accomplishment of the three hundred ten men of 1947 is my fondest memory. We few served our fellow Americans with great pride through multiple successful accomplishments. My Classmates did me the honor of electing me Chairman of the Cadet Honor Committee and Class Treasurer. I lived to see the days when Army Football led by Glenn Davis, Doc Blanchard, Arnold Tucker, Tom Hayes, Hershold Fuson, Sheldon Biles and others never lost a game and were three times National Champions. I lived and had the honor to serve with my many General Officer Classmates to include Al Haig and Brent Scrowcroft. We few, now all over 80, meet and remember our glory days. We are now less active, but I do believe that the citizens of our United States have been well served by the Class of '47. Over time, we have, as old Sheep Dogs, responded to the many threats that have hazarded the National Interests of our fellow citizens. I believe it fair to say that in both our military and civilian capacities, we three hundren and ten men of the USMA Class of 1947 served our fellow citizens well. I would do it again if possible and count myself fortunate. Yes, even the very severe wounds received in Korea in August of 1950, some 37 days after marrying my Dorothy. Yes, I do confess this has been an amazing life.