David Christopher Wherley, a Frederick Douglas High School graduate and an army veteran who made over 7,500 parachute jumps, died on Jan. 31, according to a recent death notice in Upper Marlboro Patch's announcements.
Wherley enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 1996 and served in Vicenza, Italy as an infantry mortar man until 1999. He joined the U.S. Army Parachute team in 1999, where he served more than 12 years, according to the announcement.
Staff Sergeant Wherley won a number awards and decorations, including two army commendation medals, three army achievement medals, two army superior unit awards, and a military free fall parachutist badge, according to the announcement.
Wherley's memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Feb. 16 at St. John Baptist Catholic Church in New Freedom, PA, the announcement states.
The information in this article comes from Wherley's death notice announcement, which contains additional biographical information including the names of those he is survived by and a list of 21 awards and decorations.
The U.S. Army Parachute Team website lists Wherley's hometown as Annapolis and includes a photo of him wearing parachute gear.