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COL (Ret) Benjamin Whitehouse dies at 105 PDF Print E-mail

COL Whitehouse, the oldest living graduate at 105, died quietly in his sleep on February 13, 2008. He was born in Fredericksburg, VA and entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1923 through the Virginia National Guard. He graduated four years later and left the military in 1929. The day after Pearl Harbor was attacked he re-enlisted. By the time he resigned in 1957 as a full colonel, he had served served in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany, and earned two Bronze Stars. Following his military retirement, he worked at the The Babston Institute until 1991 when he finally retired from work but remained active until his death.

He is survived by two children, 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. His son is a graduate of the West Point class of '65

His eulogy page can be accessed by clicking here .

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