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W3KLQ - Frank Victor Tarkington - Silver Spring

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    W3KLQ - Frank Victor Tarkington - Silver Spring

    W3KLQ (ex WE3W), Frank Victor Tarkington, a 102-year-old ham from Silver Spring, Maryland (suburb of Washington, D.C.) has passed.
    The Washington Post newspaper reported his passing, including a biography.
    Frank joined the US Navy in 1940, serving for five years. On Tinian he witnessed the arming of the Enola Gay. Frank then served a long career with RCA and installed the first TV in the White House so President Truman could watch the opening of Congress in January, 1948.
    In retirement, Frank was an active volunteer in suburban D.C., the Montgomery County Consumer Affairs office, where he served for 19 years.
    He will be interred in the Arlington National Cemetery.

    73 Al 4L5A