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COL Edward B Hrdlicka

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COL Edward B Hrdlicka

Birth
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Death 3 Oct 2004 (aged 87)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 24, Site 73
Memorial ID 11800593 View Source

Col. Edward B. Hrdlicka, USA Ret., age 87, of San Antonio, died Sunday, October 3, 2004. Col Hrdlicka attended Texas A&M University, graduating on 1939. He entered the Army at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas on February 14, 1940 as a 2nd Lt. He was assigned to the 15th F.A. regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, serving in the European Theater during WWII, landing on Omaha Beach, France on D-Day+1. Col. Hrdlicka fought in five major campaigns with the 2nd Infantry Division and on VE Day was in Pilsn, Czechoslovakia. During his military career, he also served with the 1st Infantry Division in Germany during the occupation, ROTC duty at Ohio State University, 6th AAA Group in Ft. Bliss, TX, and the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission in Korea. He also commanded the 507th AAA Battalion and Military Assistance Advisory Group in Japan, J-2 Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, and Headquarters Fourth U.S. Army in San Antonio, TX. During his military service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, French Croix de Guerre and Korean Chunmu Distinguished Service Medal. Col. Hrdlicka retired at Ft. Sam Houston, TX on January 31, 1970 and has lived in San Antonio since. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mallie T. Hrdlicka. He is survived by his daughters, ... (2); granddaughter, ...(1); grandsons, ... (3); 2 great grandsons; 7 great granddaughters; sister, Marilyn H. Fugate of Bryan, TX. GRAVESIDE SERVICE WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS WEDNESDAY 11:00 A.M. FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY The Rev. Dr. Gene Allen officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 8415 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78229. Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary.

Published in Express-News [San Antonio, Texas] on Oct. 5, 2004


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