October 10, 1950 – January 25, 2020
August K. Whitlock, age 69, resident of St. Paul, MN, passed away on January 25, 2020. Born in Oklahoma City, August graduated from Del City HS and joined the United States Army shortly after. He went on to serve a tour and a half in Vietnam. After 10 years of service August went on to eventually become a self-published fiction author. His love for reading and writing spanned from his teenage years until his death. He was a simple minimalistic man who felt very misunderstood by the world and expressed most thoughts through his writing. He had a love for classic novels and books, biking, bowling, the Sooners, cooking, horse racing and coffee. He was preceded in death by his parents Jesse T. Whitlock and Mary H. Whitlock. He is survived by his siblings Jesse Jeans, Moiselle Grubs, Dennis Whitlock and Valerie Brownfield, children included Sonia, August II, David and Laura; Grandchildren included Jerome, Garth III, Devin, Ethan, Tristan, Oliver, Willow, Andrew, Jacob, and Abigail.
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February 4, 2020
On behalf of the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia, our sincere condolences to the family and friends of August Whitlock. Sgt. Gus served proudly and courageously with A Troop of the 1st Squadron from January 1970 to July 1971. An honorable and respected Trooper, it was an honor to have him in the ranks of The Legendary Blackhorse Regiment. Our loss is that of another brother down who we respectfully salute this day. We will continue to honor his memory at our gatherings and in our newsletter. His name will be placed on the rolls of our honored dead. Grant him comfort O Lord, and with the help of our prayers and tears, may his sins be whipped away and take him to your heavenly home, as his life has not ended, merely changed. As we were together then in Vietnam, may will be together again in the life hereafter comnfortably enfolded in the loving arms of our Merciful Father.
Chaplain Bill Karabinos, 11th ACR (71-72).