BG Jack W. Hemingway was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/11/2008 at the age of 88.1
Killeen, TX
Flight Class 60-10Q
Date of Birth 10/26/1920
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with HHC/1 AVN BDE in 67-68, HHC 1 AVN BDE in 70-71
Call signs in Vietnam HAWK 5, HAWK 6
This information was provided by Richard L. Dipboye

More detail on this person: KILLEEN Graveside services for retired Brig. Gen. and Municipal Court Judge Jack W. Hemingway, 88, of Harker Heights will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Hemingway died Thursday, Dec. 11, in Harker Heights.

He was born Oct. 26, 1920, to John T. Hemingway and Ruth Wilson Hemingway in Greeley, Colo. He graduated from Amarillo High School, and received a bachelor s degree from the University of Georgia.

His military career began during World War II, continued into the Korean War when he commanded the 2nd and 3rd battalions of the 223rd Infantry Regiment, and stretched into two tours of Vietnam, where he commanded all non-divisional Army aviation operations. Later he served as Director of Army Aviation at the Pentagon and as Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division.

After retiring from the U.S. Army, he served for 27 years as the municipal courts judge in Killeen.He served as past chairman and president of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the GKCC Governmental Affairs Division for 13 years, chairman of the GKCC Area Development Committee, was a member of the Adventist Hospital board of trustees and the Copperas Cove Hospital Authority, and was a founding member and the first president of the Central Texas University Task Force that helped establish Tarleton State University-Central Texas in Killeen.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Shirley Hemingway of Harker Heights; a son, Jack Hemingway Jr. of Killeen; a daughter, Ruth Ann Fenell; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 2415 S. 47th St., Temple, 76504.

Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.

Temple (TX) Daily Telegram 15 Dec 2008

From: Richard L. Dipboye

Burial information: Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

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