In Memory

David Arnold

William David Arnold, 60, was killed in a tragic head-on traffic accident between his Daewoo car and a dump truck in August 1993 while commuting to his UMUC class held at KOTAR range in Korea.

He was born in Mohawk, NY on September 4, 1933. His parents were Henry L. Arnold and Edith Ludentia Brown Arnold.

David gave his life for his teaching. He was a dedicated teacher who was well liked and respected by his colleagues and students. He settled into Songtan Korea and taught at Osan Air base and surrounding camps and sites in Korea. As part of some research, David interviewed George Lincoln Rockwell, the infamous American Nazi leader. The interview series went so well that Rockwell tried -- unsuccessfully -- to recruit David.

David is buried in the Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery in Seoul Korea.


<submitted by UMUC colleague Dennis Gwynn>

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07/31/17 09:18 AM #1    

Ray Fox

I have fond memories of associating with David during my 1990 tenure at Osan Air Base in South Korea.  I remember UM field rep Bill telling me that David was a hoot (a very good thing).  David's tragic passing came during my European Division Orientation -- I wasn't the only one shocked and saddened.

08/28/17 12:41 PM #2    

Bren Shuler

For the record I'm quite sure David Arnold met his demise in Term 4 of AY 1992/93.  So the tragic event would have been around April or May of 1993.  I didn't start working for the Asian Division until June 1993.  I came into the Director's Office with an already very large David Arnold file on hand and Director Paula Harbecke still dealing with the aftermath.  It was a sober awakening to the harsh realities of life and the difficulties an expatriot can face living in a foreign country.  I only wish I had been given the opportunity to have met David Arnold in a collegial setting.

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