Hartwig, Floyd R., PO1

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1942-1945, MO-0000, USS No Name (LST-463)
Service Years
1942 - 1948
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1924
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Hartwig, Floyd R., PO1.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Fresno, California
Last Address
Fresno, California

Date of Passing
Feb 11, 2015
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cremated; location of ashes unknown.

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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


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Last Known Activity
Navy veteran. Married the love of his life, Violet, for 67 years. He died first, she passed away with in hours.

HARTWIG — Floyd R. Hartwig, 90, of Fresno died Feb. 11. He was a retired farmer. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Stephens and Bean Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at the chapel. Remembrances: Childrens Hospital Central California-NICU Unit, 9300 Valley Childrens Place, Madera, CA 93638 or Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

HARTWIG — Violet L. Hartwig, 89, of Fresno died Feb. 11. She was a retired farmer. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Stephens and Bean Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at the chapel. Remembrances: Childrens Hospital Central California-NICU Unit, 9300 Valley Childrens Place, Madera, CA 93638 or Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Both were born in Fresno, CA, and passed on February 11, 2015. After a brief illness they passed on the same day while holding hands. He enlisted in the United States Navy on December 15, 1942, and served in World War II, in the Pacific. He was awarded the following medals, Victory World War II American Theatre, Good Conduct-Asiatic Pacific and Phillippine Liberation. During the six years he served in the Navy, he participated in all the major battles in the American Theatre. He was on board the LST 463 Naval ship at Bikini O'Toole when the first atomic bomb was detonated. His ship was credited with downing five Japanese planes. His ship crossed the equator 26 times. He was honorably discharged in 1948. He married "Vi" while home on shore leave in August 1947. After his discharge he returned to the Fresno area and started farming on his ranch in Easton, CA, along with "Vi". They chopped cotton and fed turkeys side by side. They were very proud of the fact that they did all their own work right up to the last week. "Vi" was very devoted to her family; sewing, cooking, gardening, and volunteering for the PTA. She enjoyed the times when the family sat together at the dinner table and laughed and worked together on the ranch. She enjoyed long visits with family in the breezeway and under the big tree that stood in their front yard. "Vi" always said she lived every day to the fullest. Floyd and "Vi" are survived by their children, Donna Scharton and her husband Jerry, Carol Johnson and her husband Carl, Kenneth Hartwig and his wife Betty. They have four grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren that they loved dearly. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Jones; brother, Donald Johansen and his wife Francine; and sister-in-law, Allie Johansen. We would like to thank their care giver, Ginnie Dowdy; and Optimal Hospice. Visitation will be held at Stephens and Bean Chapel on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Stephens & Bean Chapel on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to Children's Hospital NICU, 9300 Valley Childrens Place, Madera, CA 93638; or Wounded Warriors Project, P.O.Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675. Stephens & Bean Chapel, 202 North Teilman Avenue, Fresno, California (559)268-9292.

Published in the Fresno Bee on Feb. 18, 2015 
   
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 Duty Stations
Surface Vessels USS No Name
  1942-1945, MO-0000, USS No Name (LST-463)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Reckless
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Manila Bay-Bicol operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Manila Bay-Bicol operations
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