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First Name: George

Last Name: Artman

Birthplace: Portland, IN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX

Date of Birth: 05 July 1914

Date of Death: 17 October 2004

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
George Artman

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1938

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


George Artman

Colonel, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 8th Armored Division, General Orders No. 24 (May 3, 1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), [then Major] George Artman (ASN: 0-21343), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of the 58th Armored Infantry Battalion in Germany on 7 April and 13 April 1945.
Under conditions of extremely limited observation, Colonel Artman personally led a company of his command in the attack on an enemy town, and then to the successful accomplishment of its mission. There he repulsed vicious enemy counterattacks by heavy tanks and artillery fire. His actions enabled his task force to successfully complete its missions, and reflect great credit on himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316495   Created by: drjones46




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