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First Name: William

Last Name: Hartman

Birthplace: TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Cuero, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 06 October 1912

Date of Death: 25 April 1981

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
William Albert Hartman, Sr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


William Albert Hartman, Sr.

Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, II Corps, General Orders No. 29 (1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant William A. Hartman, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Battery D, 105th Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion, in action at Tunisia, on the morning of x February 1943.
When his gun position was overrun by enemy infantry attacking with hand grenades, mortars, and machine guns, Sergeant Hartman organized a determined stand and later covered his men when their withdrawal became necessary. Before Sergeant Hartman withdrew he rendered his weapon useless to the enemy by removing essential parts.
Sergeant Hartman's display of courageous leadership and intrepidity against the advancing enemy were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316116   Created by: drjones46




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