February 22, 1930 – July 24, 2020

   Major David George Whitney (USAF, Ret.), passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020. He was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

   David was born on February 22, 1930 to Jay Miller Whitney and Iras Erwin (Olds) Whitney in Mansfield, Ohio.  He married Madeleine Suzanne Moore. 

   He was a Tactical Fighter Pilot in the United States Air Force, serving in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Turkey.  He received a Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and numerous other awards.  He was a member of The Air Force Association and The Retired Officer’s Association.

   He is survived by his brother, Ben A. Whitney.  He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.

   A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd.  Private inurnment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Veterans Honor Court.

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  1. The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Maj Whitney’s service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Steve Young
    Lt Col, USAF, Ret
    Director, Buckley AFB RAO

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