|LAKE VIEW, NY RESIDENT, RETIRED US ARMY COLONEL DONALD J. SPITTLER, SR. INDUCTED INTO US ARMY ARTILLERY OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL HALL OF FAME
Lake View, NY (10/09/86) Donald ("Duke") Spittler, a retired US Army colonel, was inducted into the US Army Artillery Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame on October 8.
The citation to the Lake View resident signed by John M. Pickler, Colonel Field Artillery Chief of Staff read: "Having demonstrated the attributes of an outstanding soldier and leader and having distinguished himself among all men, shall forever be remembered in the Artillery O.C.S. Hall of Fame forthwith from this sixth day of October, nineteen hundred and eight-six."
After the war, Colonel Spittler remained in the Army
Reserve where he successfully completed the Artillery Officer's Career Course at Fort
Sill, the Logistics Executive Development Course at Fort Lee, Virginia and was graduated
from the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was promoted to full colonel on March 31, 1969 and retired from the
reserve on June 27, 1975.
Duke Spittler died on Aug. 30, 2010 - he will be greatly missed by family
and many, many friends.
Trolley stop in Hamburg, NY is dedicated to Duke Spittler's life and service to this community.
LV Pond Named After Duke Spittler
Submitted by Susan Ward Merk, niece of Donald Spittler, Sr. and
former resident of Lake View, NY;
photos submitted by David Spittler, son of Donald.
EULOGY TO GEORGE W. SPITTLER
TO "LAKE VIEW TIMES"
LAKE VIEW FIRE DEPT. HONORS CHARLES SPITTLER
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