SOUTHGATE - CSM Hal S. Gladson, 88, of Southgate, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 19, 2018, age 88.
Hal was a Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army and retired after 32 years of honorable service to our nation. Hal served tours in many countries, two tours during the Vietnam War, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star medals.
He was a member of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions, and retired from the 18th Airborne Corps. Has was a Legacy member of the Lawler-Hanlon VFW, Post 5662. Hal was a proud graduate of Newport High School.
Hal was born November 1, 1929 in Newport, KY to the late Hal H. & Sylvia May (nee: Kenneweg) Gladson. He was preceded in death by his
wife, Julia Ann (nee: Stadtmiller) Gladson and sisters, Freda Jones and Joyce Wainscott.
Hal is survived by his sons, Mike Gladson & Jack (Barbara) Gladson,
daughters, Brenda Gladson & Denise Gladson, Grandchildren, Tiffany (Tommaso) Bovini, Matthew Gladson, Rachel Gladson & Audrey Gladson,
sisters, Lilly Routzon, Gail Brammer & Sharon King, also survived by many nieces & nephews.
Visitation 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Fort Thomas. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 am, Friday, August 24, 2018, at the St. Therese Church, Southgate, Kentucky, with Fr. Doug Lauer, officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Stephen Cemetery Fort Thomas, Kentucky.
Memorials are suggested to the Lawler-Hanlon VFW, Post #5662, 326
West 10th, St. Newport, KY 41071.
[The Kentucky Enquirer
22 Aug 2018, Wed, Page A17]
RETURNS TO SERVICE
Pvt. Hal S. Gladson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hal H.
Gladson, 543 E. Fourth St., Newport, an airborne volunteer, will attend
jump school at Ft. Benning, Ga. He is a Navy veteran.
[The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH, 21 Jan 1952, Mon, Page 1]
Newport Man Hurt In Drop At Ft. Campbell
Sgt Hal S. Gladson, a former Newport High School athlete, ,wa among 137 paratroopers injured Wednesday in the mass airdrop which claimed five lives at Ft. Campbell.
Military authorities last night sent word to The Enquirer that Gladson suffered a shoulder injury. His condition, they said, is not considered serious.
Gladson, 28, his wife, the former Julia Ann Stadtmiller of Newport, and two sons live in Hopkinsville. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hal H. Gladson, live at 1044 Washington Ave., Newport.
A veteran of four years service with the 101st Airborne Division. Gladson played on several Northern Kentucky champion softball teams. He was a 1948 graduate of Newport High School.
[Messenger-Inquirer. Owensboro, KY, 24 Apr 1958, Thu, Page 16]
Command Sgt. Maj. Hal S. Gladson was promoted to his current grade recently at Ft. Rucker, Ala., where he is the top noncommissioned officer of the 46th Engineer Battalion. He is the son of Mrs. Hal H. Gladson, 1002 Washington Ave., Newport, and is married to the former Julia Ann Stadtmiller. daughter of Mrs. William Stadtmiller, 1530 Grant Ave., Newport.
[The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH, 02 May 1976, Sun, Page 1]