Joseph Leon Whitaker, Jr
Specialist Four
191ST AHC, 214TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Ontario, Oregon
November 10, 1947 to August 29, 1967
JOSEPH L WHITAKER Jr is on the Wall at Panel 25E, Line 66

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Prior to joining the U.S. Army, Joseph grew up in The Dalles Oregon, where he attended The Dalles High School, graduating with the Class of 1966.

Around noon on 29 August 1967, a UH-1D helicopter, tail number 65-10018 departed Blackhorse to recover another downed ship. The weather was bad and while attempting to return to home station, the aircraft entered a cloud bank. No further contact was made with the aircraft and a search conducted. The aircraft was missing. The aircraft and the bodies of the men were later recovered and their status changed from missing to dead on November 20, 1967.

The six (6) men killed when their helicopter crashed were:

He was survived by his wife Mrs. Victoria B. Whitaker of Hood River Oregon, his parents Bonnie and Joseph Leon Whitaker Sr (1923-2015)., and his brother James "Jimmy" Whitaker of The Dalles Oregon. He was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon. His father, Joe was called to service in the United States Army where he proudly served and trained as a medic during WWII. He served for 3 years, and was stationed in the Philippines, New Guinea, and finally Japan.

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