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is honored on Panel 1E, Line 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A Final Salute

    Posted on 8/25/17 - by Louis Shaup
    Lt. Hartson,

    A day doesn't go by that you and the others KIA 2/11/62 are in my thoughts and prayers. I served with MAAG-VN. I stood on the tarmac with others at Bien Hoa Air Base to pay our respects at a memorial service. There were 8 flag draped caskets lined up. One of them could have been for me. It haunts me to this day. Never forget.
  • Final Mission of 1LT Stanley G. Hartson

    Posted on 8/3/15 - by
    On Sunday, February 11, 1962, a Douglas SC-47A aircraft (# 15732) from 1st Air Commando Squadron, 314th Air Division, 13th Air Force was on a propaganda leaflet dropping flight over South Vietnam when it crashed in the mountains near Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province, South Vietnam. The aircraft’s proposed flight path was from Saigon to Da Nang to drop propaganda leaflets with a New Year's message from President Kennedy over the high plateau area of central Vietnam. As the aircraft swept low near the village of Blao, a concealed enemy force opened fire. The plane was struck by small arms fire and crashed in the mountains southwest of the village. A joint U.S./Vietnamese rescue team was sent to the crash site to recover the remains of the eight U.S. servicemen who were aboard the aircraft. They included six USAF personnel: CAPT Edward K. Kissam Jr., CAPT Joseph M. Fahey Jr., 1LT Jack D. Le Tourneau, 1LT Stanley G. Hartson, TSGT Floyd M. Frazier, and A1C Robert L. Westfall; two U.S. Army personnel: 2LT Lewis M. Walling Jr., and SP4 Glen F. Merrihew; and 2 unknown South Vietnamese Air Force personnel. [Taken from and]
  • If I should die...remembrances for 1LT Stanley Gerald HARTSON, USAF...who died for all of us!!!!!!!!

    Posted on 2/21/15
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something toi comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT Stanley Gerald Hartson, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 5/22/13 - by Jeff Hartson

    Jerry was on the FL high school golf championship team. He's with his clubs here. Wish we could have played together....

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The Wall of Faces

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