Hardt, PFC Harold H.

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PFC Harold Henry Hardt 
Born:12 January 1925 – Bellwood, Illinois 
Parents: Fred Hardt & Julia Strang-Hardt 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother 
Hometown: 
– 500 South Twenty-Fourth Avenue – Bellwood, Illinois. 
Education: 
– Roosevelt School – Bellwood 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1944 
– left before class graduated 
Occupation: metalsmith – Ford Motor Company – Ypsilanti, Michigan
Selective Service Registration: 12 January 1943
– registered in Bellwood, Illinois
Contact Person: Fred Hardt – father
Inducted: 
– 30 August 1943 
– U.S. Army 
Serial Number: 36765334 
Training: 
– Camp Gruber – Braggs, Oklahoma 
– trained for 8 months as a member of 42nd Infantry Division 
– Italy 
Unit: 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division 
– joined the division as a replacement 
– May 1944 – took part in the Anzio Beach breakout 
– 4 June 1944 – liberated Rome 
– unit withdrawn from combat and prepared for Operation Dragoon 
– 15 August 1944 – took part in the invasion of Southern France 
– landed and liberated St. Tropez 
– the 3rd Infantry Division fought its way up the Rhone Valley, through the Vosges Mountains, and reached the Rhine at Strasbourg, Germany, on the 26–27 November 1944 
Killed in Action: 
– 5 December 1944 – Strasburg – Germany 
– hit by mortar fire 
Memorial Service:
– 18 December 1948 – Senne Funeral Home, Bellwood
Buried: 
– 18 December 1948 – Glen Oak Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois 
Orchard Section Lot: 4 Grave: 3 
Medals: Purple Heart 

 

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