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 Don Whitehead
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Don Whitehead

Original Name Donald Ford
Birth
Inman, Wise County, Virginia, USA
Death 12 Jan 1981 (aged 72)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Cenotaph Keith, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Body donated to the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis
Memorial ID 6628061 · View Source
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Journalist. As a World War II correspondent he was nicknamed "Beachhead Don" because he covered so many Allied landings, including Omaha Beach on D-Day. He won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting in 1951 and 1952. Whitehead also wrote five non-fiction books, including the bestselling "The F.B.I. Story" (1956). It was made into a Hollywood film in 1959.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 22 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6628061
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Don Whitehead (8 Apr 1908–12 Jan 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6628061, citing Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .