Alumnus Col. Dick Littlestone Named Veteran of the Year

Dec 11, 2019

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

Bruin engineer Col. Dick Littlestone (’45, MBA ’83), a veteran of WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam War, has been named Veteran of the Year for the LA City Council District 11 by Councilmember Mike Bonin.

Littlestone is the recipient of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and many more illustrious honors and served in the United States Army for 33 years.

“Throughout his decades of service to both his country and his community, Colonel Littlestone has consistently combined his passion for the military with education,” Bonin said. “Colonel Dick Littlestone is an extraordinary example of patriotic duty and service, to his country and to the City of Los Angeles.”

Littlestone, (B.S. ’45 in engineering), spent several years at the university as chair and professor of UCLA’s Department of Military Science, and as associate director of the Computers and Information Systems Research Program.

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Col. Dick Littlestone and wife Doris. Photo: Courtesy Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

“The fact that I am a veteran of World War II, the Korean and Vietnam war and my years of army service drive my advocacy. Through the G.I. Bill, I was able to have a number of advanced degrees and have a wonderful career as a result. I’ve been married for 71 years. And since being retired, I have enjoyed advocating for veterans and other communities,” Col. Littlestone said.

Thank you for your service, Col. Littlestone!

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