HENRY W HARTMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 36E, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

HENRY WILBURN HARTMAN

WALL NAME

HENRY W HARTMAN

PANEL / LINE

36E/13

DATE OF BIRTH

04/14/1929

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/31/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SAN ANGELO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tom Green County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HENRY WILBURN HARTMAN
POSTED ON 8.11.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP5 Henry W. Hartman

On January 30, 1968, the Tet Offensive was launched by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army against the forces of the South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam, the United States Armed Forces, and their allies. The U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division was then stationed in Kontum and Pleiku Provinces in the Central Highlands. The Division lost ten men as a result of the first day's fighting. SP5 Henry W. Hartman, an armor crewman assigned to 1st Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Armor, was the only combat fatality of his company, one of three from his battalion. SP5 Hartman was wounded while riding as a passenger on a tank during a search and destroy mission. The tank was hit by mortar and rocket fire on January 31, 1968. He was medevacked in critical condition to the 71st Evacuation Hospital in Pleiku. He arrived in a coma and was suffering from burns and wounds over 80% of his body. Hartman was missing his dog tags and did not have an ID card. He never regained consciousness and died three hours after arrival from pulmonary edema secondary to his wounds. It took over two weeks to get a positive identification of his remains due to the situation and confusion in Vietnam. His family was not notified until 18 days after his death. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and veteransmemorial.us]
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POSTED ON 4.14.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp5 Henry Hartman,
Thank you for your service as an Armor Crewman. Today is your 90th birthday, happy birthday. Today is Palm Sunday. The war was years ago, but we all need 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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POSTED ON 11.30.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Henry Wilburn Hartman, 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
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POSTED ON 1.11.2010
POSTED BY: robert Sage

We Remember

Henry is buried at Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor, TX. BSM PH ACM
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POSTED ON 7.25.2009
POSTED BY: Billy M. Brown
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18 year veteran of the U.S. Army. Content with being a middle rank soldier. He was a Tank gunner. Served in Korea, was in Vietnam 18 months when he died during the the TET Offensive. Buried in Taylor, Texas
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