As we take time this week to honor those who have served in our great nation’s military, I wanted to take a moment and recognize some special Veterans who remain in service to the children of Whitehouse ISD today. 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