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ELEK T. HARTMAN

(Courtesy of A. Horan)

Grave marker for Elek T. Hartman at Section: 54, Site: 2796 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington (Arlington County), Virginia.

Elek Hartman enlisted in the Army on 14 Oct 1942 at Camp Perry, NY and volunteered for parachutists duty.  He was sent to Camp Blanding FL, where the 508th PIR had just been activated,

He was assigned to Company B and remained with that unit throughout the war.

Elek's decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for heroic conduct on 20 Sep 1944 in Holland as well as the Purple Heart with OLC for wounds sustained in Holland and Belgium.