Sherman M. Honeycutt
Sergeant, United States Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
He was born in 1922 in Superior, Wisconsin. He graduated from Onamia High School in 1940. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and participated in the amphibious assault on Okinawa in April 1945. He had attained the rank of Sergeant at the time of his discharge in November 1945.
He enrolled in the University of Minnesota
in Minneapolis with the help of the GI Bill and graduated with a bachelor's
degree in international relations in 1949. He
He moved to Washington, D.C., in 1950 and joined the CIA as an officer in the agency's Near East division. He married Arlene Harding in 1953. They were assigned to CIA stations in Paris and Istanbul, Turkey, before returning to CIA headquarters in 1959.
They lived in Bethesda, Maryland, until their
divorce in 1969. She died in 2000. He moved to Burke, Virginia, in 1972
and retired from the CIA the following year. In 1970, he married Anne Gilbert.
He became a Realtor. They divorced two years later. He was active in Northern
Virginia politics and was a campaign volunteer and Fairfax County precinct
captain for the Republican Party. He was a member of the Republican National
Committee, the National Association of Realtors and the U.S.
Survivors include two sons, Dean, Burke, Virginia,
and retired Navy Commander
Services will be 3 p.m. March 5 at Fort Myer Chapel in Arlington, Virginia. A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Fort Myer Officer's Club following burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Holy Spirit School building fund, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, Va., 22003.