Howard Whittaker

[27 FEB 1933 - F1 - 20565]



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Wing's - West - Whittaker's
[Prescott AZ - MAY 2013]



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Standing: Whittaker - Jeter - Pemberton - Dunaway - Enslow - Michalove - Johnson - Hadley - Sydenham - Seated: Haas - Secord - Prater - Roberts [Drummond Service - OCT 2012]



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Howard Whittaker
[Drummond Service - OCT 2012]



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Jack Jeter and Howard Whittaker
[Drummond Service - OCT 2012]



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Bill Graham - Leanne and Howard Whittaker - Bill and
Jane Hadly - Kathy Graham {F-1 Mini - APR 2012]



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John Wing - Bill Graham - Leanne Whittaker - Howard Whittaker -
Bill and Jane Hadly - Kathy Graham and Sheila Wing [Apr 2011]



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Howard and Leanne Whittaker - Sheila and John Wing
[Prescott AZ - APR 2010]



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Rear: Todd Graham - Auer - Charlie Johnson - Hadly - Jeanne Drummond - Whittaker - Griggs - Front: Drummond - Norma Auer - Jane Hadly - Sue Graham - Leanne Whittaker - Trudy (Hall) Johnson - Susan Griggs [F-1 AZ Mini - JUL 2009]



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Leanne Whittaker - Bill Graham - Howard Whittaker -
Don and Carole Buchwald [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Bill Graham - Dave Young - Jim Drummond - Howard Whittaker -
Jane Hadly - Ray Gunderson [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Leanne Whittaker - Kathy and Bill Graham
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Howard Whittaker and Jane Hadly
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Leanne and Howard Whittaker
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Howard and Leanne Whittaker
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Jeanne Drummond - Howard Whittaker - Jim
Drummond [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Leanne Whittaker - Charlie and Trudy
Johnson [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Howard and Leanne Whittaker - Bill and Jane Hadly -
Jack and Susan Griggs [Tucson AZ - MAR 2008]



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C. Johnson - Griggs - Hadly - Drummond -
Whittaker [MAR 2006]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Howard Whittaker and Al Bundren
[50th Reunion]



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Norma and Dick Auer - Howard and
Leanne Whittaker [50th Reunion]



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Rear: Joe Davis - Sanderson - Buchwald - Kennebeck - Jim Johnson - Whittaker - Hadly - Drummond - Front: Auer - Bill Graham - Dave Young - Polly [F-1: 50th Reunion]



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Giddings - Jeter - Trobaugh - LaFrenz -
Whitaker [CO Mini - AUG 1993]



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Jack Griggs - Bill Hadly - Howard Whittaker
[c1993]



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Bill Hadley - Ray Gunderson - Bob Joseph - Charlie Johnson - Howard Whittaker - Unnamed snake [Ranger School - MAR 1956]



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[Ft. Benning Jump Class - JAN 1956]

Row 1: Coyle (2) - Meekison (7) - C. Johnson (8) - Row 2: Nidever (5) - Cardillo (6) - Bergen (10) - Row 3: Sietman (4) - Landers (8) - Row 4: Tebodo (3) - Grubbs (8) - Row 5: Strati (1) - Hadly (4) - McIlroy (5) - Strom (7) - Kinzer (9) - Joseph (10) - Row 6: Nieves-Rivera (1) - H. Stone (6) - Holbrook (8) - Wells (9) - Row 7: Whittaker (5) - Row 9: Martling (1) - T. McCarthy (2) - Macdonald (3) - Devereaux (4) - Row 10: Meetze (9)



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F-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Becker - Gilpatrick - Joe Davis - Whittaker - Walt Ryan - Sanderson - 2nd Row: Buchwald - Jim Johnson - Terrio - 3rd Row: Bill Graham - Gunderson - LeCates - Polly - 4th Row: Auer - Hadly - Drummond (CO) - Dave Young - Kennebeck



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1953 Goat Team
[Goats 13 - Engineers 7]

2nd Row: ? - Major "Irregardless" Smith - Stern - ? - Herren - Coleman - Dilts x55 - Wilkinson - Patton - Doyle - McGrevey - Ewing - ? - Strati - ? - C. Martin - ? - Steinman - Lowry - John Miller - West - Gunderson - Quinn - Whittaker - Napier - Pace - Nidever - 1st Row: Hall - Greer - Trobaugh - Woodruff x55 - Auger - Gransback - Nichols - W. Smith - George Smith x55 - C. Johnson



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Murphy - Bates - Dave Young - Howard Whitaker
[Air Force Trip - 1953]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

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Murphy, Bates, Dave Young, Howard Whitaker
[Air Force Trip - 1953]



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Howard Clayton Whittaker

Cullum # 20565

1 May 2011

Howard Clayton Whittaker was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Howard and Victoria Whittaker and lived there until about a year before WWII when his father was called to active duty in the Army as a (probably about the oldest) 2d lieutenant of Ordnance. The family moved a half dozen times during the early war years, ending up in his Mother's hometown in Pennsylvania while his father was serving in the far east.

After the war ended, his father was offered and accepted a regular Army commission and the family moved several more times until Howard was selected as First Alternate for appointment to West Point by Congressman James F. Lind of Pennsylvania. When the Principal Appointee declined his appointment, Howard joined the entering class of 1955.

After graduation he attended the basic Infantry course, along with Airborne and Ranger training, and was assigned to the 2D Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis. When he reported for duty, he was surprised to find that his regiment was being moved to Alaska! So began three years of duty in the frozen North! While there he got married, became a father, transferred to Ordnance, got a specialty in nuclear weapons and over the next 10 years stayed in that field, except for command assignments in Korea and Germany and a year in Vietnam.

By then he had three children who were growing older and needed some stability in their lives. After attending the Army War College he was assigned to Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, was selected by the Army to be an Air Defense weapons system project manager and remained there for six years. He then was fortunate enough to be selected for promotion to general officer, with initial assignment as DCG of the Armament R&D command, and later as CG of the Army's Chemical R&D command. Concurrent with another promotion, he moved to Washington where he served in the Army Material command and from which he retired in 1985.

His kids were out of college, he had divorced and remarried and was ready for something different! He joined a large systems engineering company in Alabama as a senior manager, remaining for 11 years, eventually directing the defense programs office and serving on the board of directors of a subsidiary. He and his wife Leanne retired again and moved to Prescott, Arizona somewhat near her family.

When they retired, Howard's kids were scattered all over the South and Leanne's son was in San Diego. There was no assurance where the kids would settle, which led Howard and Leanne, in part, to select the high desert of Arizona for permanent retirement.

As it turned out, Leanne's son, Dan and family remained in San Diego, where both teach school and raise a son. Howard's kids all ended up in the Huntsville area where his oldest son, Howard, manages a IM contract in support of the Army, Howard's daughter Tracey raises three sons, is married to an environmental engineer and is a representative for a custom leather furniture company. Tom, the youngest son, lives with his wife and daughter in Chattanooga,TN ,and is a program manager for IBM in regulatory matters. The high point of the year with Howard's kids and grandkids is when the family gathers near St.Petersburg for Thanksgiving week and celebrates Whittaker Christmas. Howard and Leanne see Dan and his family more often because they are within driving distance.

After settling in Prescott Howard got very involved with United Way, serving on the board and as board president. After five years with UW, He decided to do something more hands on. So for the last seven years, he has been a driver for Meals on Wheels , which gives him great pleasure.



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