Terry Whitpan

COBRA Company ’63/’66


Terry was one of the original boat people that went to Vietnam with the 1st Brigade Separate in ’65 on the General Leroy Eltinge.

Terry and Sharon’s Children, Darcie, Ty
Wife: Theresa

Terry was a family friend and knew Theresa from the day she was born. Both were born and raised in Neenah, WI. Terry went to school with two of Theresa’s Uncles. Theresa’s earliest memory of Terry was when she was 6 years old and had a little girls crush on him, she loved his smile and laugh and the little red MG car he had. Terry married Sharon when Theresa was 10 and they moved to Cody, WY, which broke her heart. Terry and Sharon had two children, Darcie and Ty. Sharon proceeded Terry in death in February, 2004.

Theresa lost her father the year before and had been in contact due to sharing information on their loved ones and well, things blossomed between them. Terry and Theresa were married on September 1, 2006, officiated by a fellow 101st Airborne member, John Nowlin, Chaplin. On December 29, 2012 Terry had a heart attack which ultimately took him from his wife, children, family and many of his friends, not to mention his military family 101st Airborne, 327. He will sadly be missed by all who knew him. Theresa would like to Thank everyone for their love and support. With the bonds that have been formed by going to Cobra Lake reunions in TN, Theresa hopes to keep the tradition of attending that reunion.