LTC Richard "Dick" A. Hartert was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/28/2010 at the age of 79.3
Newport News, VA
Flight Class 55-C
Date of Birth 11/23/1930
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 605 TC CO in 66-67, 34 GS GP in 71-72
Call sign in Vietnam PIPESMOKE 6
This information was provided by Don Joyce

More detail on this person: This is from the Army Transportation Museum Foundation:

I received a very sad phone call at 8:30 Sunday evening (February 28, 2010) from Mrs. Jean Hartert telling me that LTC Richard (Dick) A. Hartert, Retired passed away Sunday afternoon at home around 2:30. He had been in and out of the hospital for months. She let my husband & I know the week before that it was just a matter of a few days. He is at Weymouth Funeral Home (NN), but I don't have any information about his service yet. Will keep you advised.

From: Anne Jenkins, 757-878-1180

Richard A. "Dick" Hartert

NEWPORT NEWS - U.S. Army Lt. Col. (RET) Richard "Dick" A. Hartert, 79, died at home on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, after a long illness.

He was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam. Dick was born in Milwaukee, Wis., to Eric and Gertrud Hartert. He attended UCLA and graduated in 1953 upon which he joined the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. His career took him many places for 22 years but his home was Fort Eustis with the Transportation Corp. He was an aviator flying fixed and rotary wings, instructor for aircraft as well as the Transportation Officer at Fort Eustis. He retired in 1975 and then joined the civilian forces at Fort Eustis and Fort Monroe. He retired from the Army as a civilian in 1993.

Dick was the treasurer of the Fort Eustis Transportation Museum Foundation for many years dedicating many long hours. Transportation was his love. He was a member of the Transportation Corps Aviation Association, Disabled American Veterans, Military Officer's Association of America, Distinguished member of the Transportation Corps Regiment, and the Retired Officers Association.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrud Hartert and father, Eric Hartert.

Dick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean; his daughter, Laura Waters from Yorktown, Va.; his son, Richard "Rick" Hartert and his wife, Debbie of Jacksonville, Fla.; and granddaughters, Ashley Hartert, Xanthe Waters and Courtney Hartert.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel with full military honors. Visitation to follow. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the one of the following: Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington D.C., 20090-6011; Fort Eustis Transportation Museum Foundation, PO Drawer D, Fort Eustis, VA 23604; or St. George's Episcopal Church, 15446 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608.

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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