HAROLD D HOUSKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 66 OF THE WALL

HAROLD DEAN HOUSKER

WALL NAME

HAROLD D HOUSKER

PANEL / LINE

38W/66

DATE OF BIRTH

02/05/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/26/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MABEL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fillmore County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HAROLD DEAN HOUSKER
POSTED ON 11.21.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever….
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POSTED ON 7.21.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear CPL Harold Housker, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 9.12.2017

Harold Housker- Remembered by a Brother

The following is from the 1996 book THE FACES BEHIND THE NAMES by Don Ward. The book encompasses the stories and photos of hundreds of Minnesota soldiers killed in action in Vietnam. The stories are mostly told by family members. In the words of a brother of Harold Housker:

Harold Dean Housker
Army Corporal
Born: February 5, 1948
Died: November 26, 1968

My brother, Harold Dean Housker, was killed in Vietnam. Harold Housker was born on February 5, 1948 to Hilda and Clifford Housker in Spring Grove, Minnesota. He graduated from Mabel-Canton High School in 1966. He was drafted into the Army in April, 1968, and gave his life on November 26, 1968, in Vietnam.
A wreath was laid at the site of Harold's name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. The following poem accompanied the wreath:
Although I think about you, Harold
Each day throughout the year,
On Veterans Day I miss you most,
And wish that you were here.
It's then I walk down Memory Lane
Reliving things I did
Those many years ago when we
Were just like little kids
Those memories of our childhood
Are in my heart to stay
I keep them bright and shining
So they'll never fade away.
And though I miss you most of all
On Veterans Day each year
I'm thankful for the things we shared
Those days when you were here!
Your loving brother, Donald!
In a local Rochester newspaper article, dated May 30, 1983, Harold is remembered by his former football coach, Dave Zimmer, "...in practice one fine fall afternoon, he got banged up in a scrimmage and came back to the huddle with tears in his eyes from the general hurt of it all...I remember, he was a lot like I was in high school, a quiet, shy farm boy."Another teacher from Harold's high school remembers him as "a student sitting on the steps outside the band room listening to the music. He was one of those who enjoyed music, but never got a chance to learn to play."
Donald Housker, brother of Harold Housker
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POSTED ON 2.5.2017
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Birthday Remembrance

I honor your service and memory today on your birthday. Rest in peace and honor Harold.
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POSTED ON 12.11.2014
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, St. Cloud, Minnesota & Herb Reckinger Jr., Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Photo remembrance of Harold Dean Housker

Photo and information was taken from the historic book “THE FACES BEHIND THE NAMES - The Vietnam War” with the permission of author Don Ward. Acknowledgement and a thank you go to Mr. Ward and Harold’s brother, Donald Housker.

Harold, it is with great humility, pride and honor that Herb and I post this remembrance for you and upload your photo so that your memory and the sacrifice you made for your country will never be forgotten and to ensure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many after all these years. Thank you Harold for being who you were and for all you did. We live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you that answered the call to duty.

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Harold.
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