William D. Houser, ESIA MS ’68

William D. Houser, ESIA MS ’68, Navy vice admiral, veteran of three wars and telecommunications industry executive, died on Feb. 5 at age 90.

Houser was a native of Atlanta. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in December of 1941 and served in the Pacific during WWII. He also served as a commander during the Korean and Vietnam wars. From 1971-1976, Houser was deputy chief of naval operations for air warfare. His military decorations included two awards of the Distinguished Service Medal, four awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Combat V and the Air Medal.

After his retirement from the military, Adm. Houser worked for several telecommunications corporations, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Communications Satellite Corp., and Com21.

Read the full tribute in the Washington Post.

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