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Public relations executive

James Eugene Witek, American public relations executive. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star. Member American Legion, Retired Officers Association, Disabled American Veterans, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi.

Background

Witek, James Eugene was born on September 14, 1932 in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. Son of Stanley and Victoria (Peret) Witek.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Indiana U., 1954; Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1970.

Career

Joined, United States Army, 1954; second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1954; advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Army, 1968; editor, public, Infantry Magazine, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1968-1970; advisor to, Vietnamese Military Region IV Ranger Commander, 1970-1971; plans officer, CINCPAC, Hawaii., 1971-1975; executive editor, Soldiers, Washington, 1975-1977; editor in chief, Soldiers, 1977-1979; director public affairs, National Committee for Employer Support Guard and Reserve, Arlington, Virginia, 1979-1982, retired, 1982; deputy director public relations, American Legion, Washington, 1982-1986; manager public relations, Dowty Aerospace, Sterling, Virginia, since 1986.

Membership

Member American Legion, Retired Officers Association, Disabled American Veterans, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Mary Carolyn Hood, June 18, 1955. Children: James Jay, Janet Marie, Jeffrey Patrick, Jean Theresa.

father:
Stanley Witek

mother:
Victoria (Peret) Witek

spouse:
Mary Carolyn Hood

child:
Janet Marie Witek

child:
James Jay Witek

child:
Jean Theresa Witek

child:
Jeffrey Patrick Witek