Technician Fifth Grade Wesley O. Whitaker was born in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, on 28 July 1921. He enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard at Lexington, on 4 November 1940, with Medical Department, 103rd Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft). He was inducted with his unit on 24 February 1941. Whitaker died on 28 April 1944, in Italy, and is buried in the Lexington Cemetery.
The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund, Inc., is a recognized 501(c)(3). EIN 26-3705273