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Granddaddy Was Airborne!

Granddaddy Was Airborne!

As an 18 year-old, Bart Hagerman volunteered for military service in April, 1943. Hagerman was wounded in action and hospitalized, then returned to the States and eventually to civilian life. After graduation from college, he accepted a direct commission and was recalled briefly during the Korean... more

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As an 18 year-old, Bart Hagerman volunteered for military service in April, 1943. Hagerman was wounded in action and hospitalized, then returned to the States and eventually to civilian life. After graduation from college, he accepted a direct commission and was recalled briefly during the Korean conflict. He retired from the Army in 1978 as a lieutenant colonel and a master parachutist.

He served in World War II as a member of the 17th Airborne Division and participated in the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded twice in combat. He was a master parachutist, making 118 jumps...more