Gordon “Tony” Whitlatch

Gordon “Tony” Whitlatch

Gordon “Tony” Whitlatch

April 4, 1921 – February 4, 2018

United States Navy

The flag flying over the bandstand during April is in honor of Gordon “Tony” Whitlatch.

Tony joined the Navy in August 1938 at the age of 17. Tony retired after 20 years of service in May 1958. He served in both the Pacific and European theaters during WWII and was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Tennessee during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the remainder of his naval career, Tony served on several other ships including the U.S.S. Breckinridge; U.S.S. Tarawa; and the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt. He achieved the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. During his many tours of duty, Tony circumnavigated the globe twice. In addition to serving his country, Gordon also retired from the Iowa Department of Transportation in 1983.

If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or www.langkampfuneralchapel.com Contact Us Link.

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