Richard J. Whitehouse

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 32
National Memorial Panel / Row: West 21 / 57
Date of Birth: 10-Jun-1948
Neighborhood: East Falls
High School: Roxborough High School
Street: Crawford Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP4
Date of Casualty: 03-Jul-1969
Province of Casualty: Phouc Tuy
"Whitey" Whitehouse was a star outfielder on the Roxborough High School baseball team and talked about becoming a Philadelphia policeman. He worked as a shipping clerk at Fidelity Bank, Broad and Walnut streets, after graduating from Roxborough in 1966, and he was drafted into the Army in September, 1967. He trained to be a military policeman and was assigned to the 560th Military Police Company in Vietnam. The 21-year-old specialist four died on July 3, 1969 in the accidental explosion of a hand grenade. He was survived by his mother and two brothers