Guntersville Area Veterans
Over a Century of Service
The Guntersville area has produced many patriotic men and women who have served our country. These individuals performed their duty with courage, and we salute their sacrifices.
Our veterans have served in most American conflicts including the Civil War, the Creek Wars, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the War on Terror.
The men and women of Guntersville continue to serve our country, and it is our hope to feature all our veterans. If you have a family member who served and is not listed, please contact us.
US Army, Vietnam
Born 1880 in Guntersville, Alabama, Horace Whitman was a direct descendant of Montgomery Gilbreath, one of the town’s most significant citizens. Mr. Whitman was an identical twin and one of ten children. He joined the United States Signal Corps at 20 years old and just in time to employ his telegraphing skills in the Spanish-American War.
After the war Whitman was briefly stationed in Alaska and at one time was an assistant professor of military science at Ohio State. He was eventually transferred to Seattle, Washington, where he retired ten years later.
Horace lived to be 100 years old. His first-hand knowledge of much of the 20th Century included five major wars; the invention of the wireless telegraph, the X-ray, the airplane, and talking motion pictures.