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First Name: George

Last Name: Hartman

Birthplace: Brookhaven, MS, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Eitel

Date of Birth: 04 January 1894

Date of Death: 01 July 1968

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
George Eitel Hartman

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


George Eitel Hartman
Brigadier General, U.S. Army

George Eitel Hartman was born on 4 January 1894 in Brookhaven, MS.

Hartman received an education in Brookhaven, MS, and attended Southwestern University and Mississippi College before following his brother, Charles Dudley Hartman, in choosing a military career and entering the U.S. Army in 1917.

As a Quartermaster officer, he was Senior Organizer and Chief of Logistics for Gen. Douglas MacArthur's island-hopping campaigns in the Pacific during World War II. He was awarded the Legion of Merit in 1942, when he was a Colonel, for successfully activating Fort Francis E. Warren, WY, in time to receive incoming trainees during a period of severe below-zero temperature. He served in the Quartermaster Corps until his retirement in 1954.

Medals and Awards

Legion of Merit
Army Commendation Medal
Bronze Star Medal
World War I Victory Medal
World War II Victory Medal
American Campaign Medal
American Defense Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Philippine Liberation Star
National Defense Service Medal

He was a member of the Army-Navy Country Club and Kappa Sigma Fraternity.


Both Hartman brothers obtained the rank of Brigadier General by the time they retired from the Army, and they were interred beside one another in Arlington National Cemetery at the end of their lives, with full military honors. They would later be joined at Arlington by their spouses and Charles' son, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Dudley Hartman, Jr.

Death and Burial

Brigadier General George Eitel Hartman died on 1 July 1968 in Washington, DC. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2612   Created by: MHOH




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