Whitehouse Independent School District

'Thank you' to our Veterans in Transportation at WISD

Many of you may not know that we have a large number of Veterans working in the WISD Transportation Department. Honestly, if it were up to them, they would not want any special recognition, but I think we owe it to them anyway. At some point in time almost all children in Whitehouse ISD will board a school bus to ride to school or take a school sponsored trip. I think you as parent should know that many times your children are under the care of our nation’s finest men and women.  Whether that bus is driven by a veteran or has been serviced by a veteran, chances are good that one of these living heroes has impacted the lives of your children.  As a parent, I continue to want to share with my kids the importance of service and sacrifice. I want my children to know what a true hero looks like and I want them to have good role models. I think you should know that these role models, these heroes, are indeed right here in Whitehouse, TX. They are influencing and caring for our most precious cargo each and every day, and that should make you feel good. I would like for you to take a moment and share with your children the importance of service and the sacrifice that our nation’s veterans have made.  I would also like for you to encourage them to thank a veteran today and every day. Below is a list of those who have served The United States of America and who now serve Whitehouse ISD. Perhaps you or your children will recognize them.

                                                 -Dr. Kevin Whitman, Director of Student Auxiliary Services


Larry Wilson                            Driver Bus 043                                  Air Force

Dan Leedy                              Monitor Bus 052                                States Air Force

Jason Davis                            Driver Bus 082                                  Army

Cecil Davenport                      Driver Bus 081                                  Army

Dwight Doyle                           Driver Bus 061                                 Marine Corp.

Ernest Tilley                            Driver Bus 113                                  Army

Richard Brooks                       Driver Bus FB8                                 Army

Jerrod Pruitt                            Lead Mechanic                                 Navy

Glenn McBride                        Driver Bus 043                                 Navy/Air Force

Dan Donley                             Mechanic/Driver Bus 103                 Air Force

Jim O’Bannon                         Discipline Management                    Army

Maria Johnson                        Monitor Bus FB8                              Marine Corp.

Leo Utz                                   Driver Bus 083                                 Air Force

Bobby Freeman                      Sub Driver                                        Army

Rod Craig                               Driver Bus 112                                 Navy   

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