HARRY G CRAMER
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 78 OF THE WALL

HARRY GRIFFITH CRAMER

WALL NAME

HARRY G CRAMER

PANEL / LINE

1E/78

DATE OF BIRTH

05/24/1926

CASUALTY PROVINCE

UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/21/1957

HOME OF RECORD

JOHNSTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cambria County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HARRY GRIFFITH CRAMER
POSTED ON 5.24.2021
POSTED BY: KR

CPT HARRY G. CRAMER, USMA 1946 - BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE (95TH)

The “Friends of Rocky Versace” remember one of Rocky’s fellow alumni from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point - a brother Paratrooper and CIB recipient - Captain Harry Griffith Cramer, USMA Class of 1946, on what would’ve been his 95th birthday - 24 May 2021.
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POSTED ON 5.24.2021
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

We can never truly repay the great debt we owe our fallen heroes. May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace CAPT. Cramer, I salute your brave soul. My heart goes out to you and your family. "De Oppresso Liber"!
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POSTED ON 12.4.2020
POSTED BY: KR

CPT Harry G. Cramer, USMA 1946, USSF - - USASOC MEMORIAL, FORT BRAGG

The name of Captain Harry Griffith Cramer Jr., USMA Class of 1946, U. S. Special Forces, is on the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's Memorial, Vietnam War Section, in front of the USASOC HQ building on Fort Bragg, NC.

https://www.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/USASOC%20Fallen%20Heroes%20Home%20Page.html

https://www.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/past_campaigns.html
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POSTED ON 5.24.2020
POSTED BY: KR

CPT Harry G. Cramer - Birthday Remembrance (94th)

The “Friends of Rocky Versace” remember one of Rocky’s fellow alumni from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point - a brother Paratrooper and CIB recipient - Captain Harry Griffith Cramer, USMA Class of 1946, on what would’ve been his 94th birthday - 24 May 2020.
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POSTED ON 3.5.2020
POSTED BY: David B. McCoy

"First Casualty In Vietnam"

HARRY GRIFFITH CRAMER, JR.,1943: After graduating from West Point, Cramer served in WWII and Korea. During his career, Cramer served with the 82nd Airborne Division, the 24th Regiment, 14th Infantry, and the 77th Special Forces Group. For his bravery in combat with the 24th Regiment, Harry was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. Cramer was killed at Nha Trang during a training accident on October 21, 1957. He is considered the first Special Forces casualty in Vietnam, as well as the first casualty of the newly formed 1st Special Forces Group. To honor him, the men of the 1st SFG wore black armbands for 30 days after his death.

And talk about getting screwed:

"First Casualty In Vietnam"
Cramer was replaced in 1999 as the first casualty of Vietnam by murdered Air Force Technical Sergeant Richard B. Fitzgibbon Jr. Fitzgibbon was shot after a dispute with a drunken fellow airman and died of his wounds on June 8, 1956.
Cramer is still considered the first Special Forces casualty in Vietnam, as well as the first casualty of the newly formed 1st Special Forces Group. A parachute drop zone on Okinawa, CRAMER DZ, was named in his honor. Later, when the 1st Special Forces Group moved into its new facilities at Fort Lewis in 1987, they named a street (Cramer Avenue) after him.
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