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HARRY GRIFFITH CRAMER


is honored on Panel 1E, Line 78 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • CPT Harry G. Cramer - Birthday Remembrance (92nd)

    Posted on 5/24/18 - by kr
    The “Friends of Rocky Versace” once again remember one of Rocky’s fellow alumni from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point - and a brother Paratrooper - CPT Harry Griffith Cramer (the first USMA graduate to die in Vietnam during the Vietnam War), USMA Class of 1946, on what would’ve been his 92nd birthday - 24 May 2018.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 5/24/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Captain Harry Griffith Cramer, Served with the Mobile Training Team, 14th Special Forces Operations Detachment, 1st Special Forces Group, Military Assistance Advisory Group Vietnam (MAAGV), United States Army Vietnam.
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  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 2/18/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Captain Harry Cramer,
    Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Infantry Unit Commander, and graduating from West Point. You were killed in 1957, the same year some of those who served were born. It is Presidents' Weekend, and good time to remember those who serve. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • CPT Harry G. Cramer - Birthday Remembrance (91st)

    Posted on 5/24/17 - by kr
    The “Friends of Rocky Versace” once again remember one of Rocky’s fellow alumni from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, CPT Harry Griffith Cramer - the first USMA graduate to die in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, on what would’ve been his 91st birthday - 24 May 2017.
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  • Silver Star Citation (Korean War)

    Posted on 10/21/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Harry Griffith Cramer
    Date of death: DNB: October 21, 1957
    Home of record: Johnstown Pennsylvania
    Status: DNB

    Harry Cramer graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1946. He was killed in a training accident in South Vietnam in 1957.
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    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Korean War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Harry Griffith Cramer (ASN: 0-28409), United States Army, for gallantry in action as a member of Company B, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in Korea. On 28 March 1951, friendly forces launched an attack on strong hostile positions near Haeryong, Korea. When his platoon was halted by devastating fire just short of the crest, Lieutenant Cramer charged the emplacements with fixed bayonet to inflict numerous casualties on the entrenched foe. His bold action so inspired his men that they charged through the position to drive the remaining enemy fight. Lieutenant Cramer's valorous leadership reflects the highest credit on himself and the United States Armed Forces.

    General Orders: Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 305 (May 29, 1951)

    Action Date: March 28, 1951

    Service: Army

    Rank: First Lieutenant

    Company: Company B

    Regiment: 24th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 25th Infantry Division
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