|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1921|
|Death: ||Jul. 14, 1989|
North Carolina, USA
John, my father-in-law, was born on December 8, 1921, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He was the son of Paul Anton and Nettie Webster Perry Hartung. He completed 8 years of school. He enlisted as a Private in the United States Army. He was at the Schofield Barracks at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, preparing to celebrate his 20th birthday the next day, when the Japanese attached the Schofield Barracks and the Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. He earned a Bronze Metal for his actions that day. He became a truck driver in the Army commanded by General Douglas McArthur that fought in the Southwest Pacific. He earned a second Bronze Metal for his service at Tanahmerah Bay, Dutch New Guinea. He received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army on July 13, 1945.
Three weeks later, he married Mary Louise Hartung1 on July 24, 1945. They lived in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts at 161 East Street when their daughter, Joan Mary Hartung was born. They soon moved to Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts were John worked as an insulation man and a linoleum mechanic. They were living at 50 Cambridge Street when their son Robert John Hartung was born. Some of the other address at which they lived in Lawrence include 360 S. Union Street, 20 Dorchester Street, and 28 Bernard Avenue. They moved to Maine in 1962. John and Mary were divorced on March 1, 1966. The divorce was issued in Georgetown, Essex, Massachusetts.
On July 24, 1971, they were remarried in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire by the Justice of the Peace C. E. Odonnell.Their marriage was witnessed by Carline V. Frost and Walter E. Frost. They moved to New Bern, Craven, North Carolina to be near their son Robert. Bob was working at Cherry Point Naval Air Station. When Bob moved to Belville, Illinois, John and Mary moved to Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina to be near their daughter, Joan.
When John and Mary were divorced for a second time on April 15, 1986, John went to live with his daughter, Joan, and her family. He eventually moved into an apartment on 122 S. Harrison Avenue. John worked as a carpet and title installer when he lived in North Carolina. On July 14, 1989, John died of liver failure caused by alcoholic liver disease at 122 S. Harrison Avenue, Cary, Wake, North Carolina. He was cremated and his ashes were buried with military honors at the Raleigh National Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina on July 19, 1989.
Mary Louise Norcia Hartung (1925 - 2006)*
Section 20 Number 127
Raleigh National Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: William Price
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47711820