MAURICE WHITLOW 

           KOREAN CONFLICT

                   

                       Son of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Whitlow of Minden, La., 1948 MHS Graduate

                                                              

                                                                He served on Okinawa during the Korean "event". 

 

S/SGT.W. M. WHITLOW UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MHS CLASS OF 1948   Maurice's tour in the Air Force was 1951 to 1955, with duty stations at Pope AFB (North Carolina), NAHA AFB (Okinawa), and Maxwell AFB (Alabama).  He was assigned to crash/rescue fire departments at each location. He played football on the 20th Air Force and the Rycom Conference championship teams on Okinawa.  He also played on the Air Force all star team that beat the Army all stars in the Okinawa Typhoon bowl.  The Air Force team those two years won all their games, except a tie with Clark AFB in the Philippines and a loss to Ashia AFB in Japan.  He played baseball one year at Maxwell AFB, where he was discharged as a Staff Sergeant.