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is honored on Panel 42E, Line 12 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear SSGT Harold Charles Whittaker, sir,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter

  • Hi Uncle

    Posted on 8/24/12 - by SSGT Miller

    Hey Uncle, we thank you for your service and I know that my brothers Billy, Hap, and my Dad are with you now. Enjoying a few cold one, Semper Fi.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/24/10 - by Robert Sage
    Harold is buried at Memory Gardens in Bisbee, AZ. AM PH
  • My friend

    Posted on 8/20/03
    In another rememberance he did all those things. We did that and more. We all joined the various branchs of the service and while in between tours he found happiness with a wonderful woman.They had plans in place when he came back.It was not meant to be.I knew him to be the strongest,most loyal and trustworthy friend. I miss him.
  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 2/10/01
    I didn't know Harold Whittaker. But I felt very sad that no one has posted a remembrance. I just wanted him and his family to know that the town of Scituate remembers. I'm sure he spent many days swimming at Peggoty Beach, or perhaps fishing off the Town Pier. I'll bet he played ball on the Common and sipped a coke at Pinkham's Drug Store. Maybe he bowled a few strings at Dwyer's Bowling Alley over the Hardware Store. His sacrifice has not been forgotten by the people of his home town. Rest in peace, Harold.

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