Van Meter, Harold Stewart, PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
345-Truck Driver, Light
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 345, 7th Infantry Division
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private First Class



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Home Town
Leadmine
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jan 05, 2012
 
Location of Interment
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Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


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Last Known Activity

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS HAROLD STEWART VAN METER WAS A FARM HAND BEFORE ENTERING THE SERVICE ON 3 JANUARY 1943. HE SERVED IN PACIFIC FROM 22 JULY 1943 TO 8 AUGUST 1945 WITH COMPANY "D" 184TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION. PFC VAN METER WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON 6 DECEMBER 1945 AT FORT MEADE MARYLAND.

HAROLD STEWART VANMETER, age 90 years, a resident of the Bretz Community, Parsons, WV departed this life late Thursday evening January 5, 2012 at Cortland Acres at Thomas, WV, shortly after being admitted.
He was born Tuesday, June 7, 1921 at Leadmine, WV, a son of the late Tilden and Bertha Evans VanMeter. On April 10, 1947 at Red House, Md, he was married to the former Winona Margaret Vonda Hebb, who survives. They had celebrated sixty four years of marriage.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Jerry Hardy, Jr. and wife Linda of Belington, and Michael Hardy and Robin of Bretz; four great grandchildren, Jeffery Hardy, Heather Gross, Hunter Hardy and Hannah Hardy; one great great granddaughter, Gabriella Faye Gross; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by one son; Jack Stewart VanMeter; one daughter, Linda Faye VanMeter Hardy; four brothers and seven sisters.
He attended the school at Leadmine and Parsons High School. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. He retired from the Local 132 Operating Engineers of Charleston, WV and he was a farmer. He enjoyed working on his farm equipment and whittling.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Sunday from 5 to 8 PM. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Monday, January 9, 2012 at 1 PM. At Mr. VanMeter's request, the casket will remain closed. Rev. Robert Hebb and Rev. Tim Black will officiate and interment will follow at Mt. State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.

   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Driver-W
 
Rifle
Carbine

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment7th Infantry Division
  1943-1945, 345, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment/D Company
  1943-1945, 345, 7th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Aleutian Islands Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Eastern Mandates Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Ryukyus Campaign (1945)
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