Col. James Walter White Jr.
Col. U.S. Army Viet Nam Chaplain
Born 24 July, 1937 died 2 March 1992; served 23 years in the U.S. Army
Minden Press Herald, March 5, 1992
Funeral Services for retired Chaplain Colonel James Walter White, Jr. of Minden were held Thursday, March 4, 1992 at the Minden Presbyterian Church with Rev. Floyd R. Whaley, assisted by Chaplain Col. Henry L. Hunt and Rev. Joe T. Sheeler, officiating. Interment followed in the Minden Cemetery under the direction of the Minden Rose-Neath Chapel. Mr. White passed away Monday, March 2 at his resident following a sudden illness. He was 54.
Mr. White was a former resident of Leesville, La. and had lived in Minden for the past three years. He was a retired Chaplain after 23 years in the United States Army.
During those years of service, he was a member of the 82nd. Airborne Division and served in Vietnam. He also served in the 1st Armored Division as Assistant Division Chaplain, Division Chaplain for the 5th Infantry Division at Fort Polk, La. past Chaplain at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, Calif., and retired as Installation Staff Chaplain at Ft. Polk, La. in May of 1989.
His decorations included Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2nd Oak leaf cluster), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1st oak leaf cluster), Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. Chaplain White completed the Chaplain Officer Basic Course, Airborne Training School, Chaplain Advanced Course, and Command General Staff College.
Chaplain White was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian of the Pines.
Survivors include a lifelong friend, Sue G. White, Many, La., one son, James Walter White, III, Navarre, Fla., one daughter, Suzanne White, Minden, parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter White, Sr.
Pallbearers will be the military. Honorary pallbearers will include The Session of the Minden Presbyterian Church, Dr. Edward Brown, Dan P. Logan, Jr. Rogers Reeves, Col. Dan Prather, August Hocevar, Billy Kalpakis.
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