From a contemporary press report:
William C. Haneke, 86, a Major General who retired as Army chief of finance and then was comptroller of the Medical College of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University, died October 31, 1999 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. He had pneumonia and cancer.
General Haneke, a Washington native, lived at the Fairfax at Fort Belvoir and in Tampa. He was a 1936 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received a master's degree in business from Harvard University.
He also studied advanced management at Harvard.
General Haneke began his Army career, which was spent largely as a finance officer, in the Philippines.
General Haneke was posted to Hawaii during World War II and served in Japan after the war as a currency expert.
He later served in Korea during the war there and worked to establish South Korea's economy afterward.
His honors included the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit and an Army Commendation Medal.
General Haneke was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the Harvard Club of Washington, the Military Order of World Wars and the U.S. Military Academy Association of Graduates.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marion G. Haneke of Fort Belvoir and Tampa; three children, Carolyn L. Bryce of Bellevue, Wash., retired Army Captain William G. Haneke of Richmond and Margaret Anne Taylor of Mentasta Lake, Alaska; a brother; a sister; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
HANEKE, WILLIAM C., MAJOR GENERAL USA (Ret.)
Of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on October 31, 1999. Beloved husband of Marion G. Haneke; father of Carolyn Bryce, Captain William G. Haneke USA (Ret.) and Margaret Anne Taylor; brother of Edward S. Haneke and Anne McGough. Also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 9 a.m. at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.
HANEKE, WILLIAM CHARLES
MG US ARMY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/02/1913
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/31/1999
- BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 5792
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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