Situated on fourteen acres at the junction of two historic roads in southernmost Illinois, the cemetery offers a direct link to the region’s Civil War heritage. Of the more than 8,000 buried here, greater than half – including more than 2700 unknowns – served during the Civil War.
Carl Whicker, Colonel, USAF Retired, spent 25 years in the US Air Force as a Transportation and Logistics Readiness Officer. His first 11 years were spent in Military Airlift Command (MAC) with tours at Dyess AFB, TX, Ramstein AB Ge, Scott AFB, IL and Rhein Main AB, Ge. He also served one tour at HQ USAF, the Pentagon in CHECKMATE and HQ USAF/LGT. He had the honor of serving as Commander, 65TRANS/CC at Lajes AB, AZ and 36LG/CC, Andersen AFB, Gu. He also served as a staff officer on US TRANSPORTATION COMMAND J6 and HQ Air Force Materiel Command Logistics staff. He joined the private sector as a Defense Contractor for Noerthrop Grumman in 2003 and served as a SDeputy Program Manager. Program Manager and Logistics Functional Manager on several software development programs for Air Force Mobility Command and US Transportation Command. he retired from Northrop Grumman in 2011 and grows Daylilies and mixed perennials on his farm in Southern Illinois.
Join us for the flower tribute event Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
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