Gettman, Henry, SGM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
63Z.5H-Chief Instructor
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 15th Support Brigade
Service Years
1930 - 1971
Foreign Language(s)
German
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Presidential Certificate of Appreciation
Order of the Spur


President's Hundred Tab
Sergeant Major


Ten Service Stripes



Seven Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1911
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by PFC David Gettman (Tacoma Dave) to remember Gettman, Henry (Hank), SGM USA(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Walla Walla

Date of Passing
May 24, 1983
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male) Drill Sergeant Badge

Honorably Discharged WW II Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 (3rd Award) Army Honorable Service Lapel Pin (1920-1939) Basic Army Instructor Badge

Senior Army Instructor Badge Army Retired-Soldier for Life 2nd Infantry Division 4th Infantry Division




 Unofficial Badges 

Combat Advisor Recon Armor Shoulder Cord Ordnance Shoulder Cord

Cold War Medal Order of The Spur Cold War Veteran Blue Star

Border Tab Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary Korean War Veterans Ambassador of Peace Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sitting at the dining room table, drinking a beer and working a crossword puzzle, when he had a massive heart attack. Dad, I'm so sorry I never got to know you better.
   
Other Comments:



Dad was awarded several of these during the 1930's among his scores of other shooting medals, but not knowing any better, several were destroyed or lost by my friends and I, wearing them while playing Army in the woods around my house when we were kids. For a time I had the most decorated unit in the Army! 

   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Tributes from Members  
RIP Brother posted by MI Cameron, David, MSG 216 
God Bless You posted by MI Cameron, David, MSG 216 
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 Ribbon Bar

Distinguished Rifleman BadgeNational Trophy Match BadgeArmy Excellence in Competition Rifle

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Basic Training Waived (ARNG Pre WWII)12
 Unit Assignments
161st Infantry RegimentU.S. Army248th Coast Artillery5th Squadron, Cavalry Replacement Training Center
99th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop83rd Infantry Division42nd Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY)4th Constabulary Regiment, US Constabulary Europe
72nd Tank BattalionArmy Garrison, Fort Sill, OK2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment8th Ordnance Battalion
15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group701st Ordnance Battalion704th Ordnance BattalionKorea Military Advisory Group (KMAG)
19th Maintenance  BattalionCombat Development Experimentation Command (CDEC)US Army Training Center (Cadre) Fort Ord, CA87th Ordnance Battalion
704th Maintenance Battalion4th Combat Support Training BrigadeUS Army Tropic Test Center, US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)7th Maintenance Battalion
15th  Support Brigade
  1930-1937, 161st Infantry Regiment
  1931-1931, Small Arms Firing School
  1935-1935, Small Arms Firing School
  1937-1938, 248th Coast Artillery
  1942-1943, 659, 5th Squadron, Cavalry Replacement Training Center
  1943-1945, 761, 99th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
  1945-1945, 1620, 99th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
  1945-1945, 1620, 83rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
  1945-1946, 9124, HHC, 83rd Infantry Division
  1946-1946, 9124, 42nd Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY)
  1946-1947, 9124, 4th Constabulary Regiment, US Constabulary Europe
  1947-1948, 1203, 717th Heavy Tank Battalion
  1948-1950, 1660, HHT, 72nd Tank Battalion
  1949-1949, 1660, Enlisted Motor & Tracked Vehicle Course
  1950-1950, 1660, Special M46 Tank Course
  1950-1951, 1660, HHT, 72nd Tank Battalion
  1951-1952, 4805, 4005th Area Support Unit ASU, Army Garrison, Fort Sill, OK
  1952-1953, 0600, 4005th Area Support Unit ASU, Army Garrison, Fort Sill, OK
  1953-1953, 0600, Driver Education Course (Instructor), Fort Sill, OK
  1953-1955, 600, HHT, 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1955-1956, 4813, 507th Ordnance Company, 8th Ordnance Battalion
  1956-1957, 0606, 15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group
  1958-1959, 635, HQ and Company B, 701st Ordnance Battalion
  1959-1959, 632, B Company, 704th Ordnance Battalion
  1959-1959, 632, HQ and Company D, 704th Ordnance Battalion
  1960-1962, 635.68, Detachment L (Prov) KMAG, Korea Military Advisory Group (KMAG)
  1962-1962, 635.7, 19th Maintenance Battalion
  1962-1962, 635.7, Combat Development Experimentation Command (CDEC)
  1962-1963, 635.7, Service Company, US Army Training Center (Cadre) Fort Ord, CA
  1963-1963, 639.8, 903rd Ordnance Company, 87th Ordnance Battalion
  1963-1963, 635.7, Combat Development Experimentation Command (CDEC)
  1963-1964, 635.7, 903rd Ordnance Company, 87th Ordnance Battalion
  1964-1964, 63Z.50, Organizational Supply Proceedures Course
  1964-1965, 635.7, 903rd Ordnance Company, 87th Ordnance Battalion
  1965-1965, 635.7, 903rd Ordnance Company, 87th Ordnance Battalion
  1965-1966, 63Z.50, Hq & Co A, 704th Maintenance Battalion
  1966-1967, 63Z.50, Hq & Co A, 704th Maintenance Battalion
  1967-1968, 63Z.50, 4th Combat Support Training Brigade
  1968-1968, 63Z.5H, US Army Tropic Test Center, US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)
  1968-1969, 63Z.50, 4th Combat Support Training Brigade
  1969-1970, 63Z.50, 562nd Maintenance Company, 7th Maintenance Battalion
  1970-1971, 15th Support Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Battle of the Ruhr Pocket
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
  1945-1945 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Advance to the Rhine
  1945-1947 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/X-Corps Withdrawal
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Taejon
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of Chipyong-ni
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of the Imjin River
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of the Twin Tunnels
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Operation Killer
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Operation Ripper
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