Harold R. Gettman

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 11/19/1944

 

 

Harold R. Gettman was born on July 18, 1918, in Odessa, Lincoln County,Washington.
He was drafted into the Army on September 20, 1943 at Portland, Oregon. His home
of residence was listed as Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon and his civilian occupation
was listed as Semiskilled Welders And Flame Cutters. He had completed four years of
High School and was married. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Note: Harold Gettman's enlistment record is as above. The application for his headstone/marker
has the endorsement that he was transferred to the Enlisted Reserve Corps on September 20, 1943
and reported for active duty on October 11, 1943. This would indicate that he had prior service
and was recalled to duty under the Selective Service Act. No record of a prior enlistment could be found.

Private First Class Gettman was killed in action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest
on November 19, 1944.

He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 4th Division General Orders # 13
dated 25 January 1945.

 

 

Harold R. Gettman was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Neuville-En-Condroz Cemetery, Liege, Belgium and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Oregon.

Burial:
Lincoln Memorial Park
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon
Plot: Veterans' Lawn.

 

Grave marker for Harold R. Gettman

Photo by James Burke from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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