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Hawkins, Harold Talmage, 602nd and 609th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. Army

Harold Talmage Hawkins was born in the east bedroom of the family farm home, in Liberty Township, Tipton County, Indiana on 17 May 1911. He was the second son of Harry Talmage and Edna Mary (Spaulding) Hawkins. Working the farm with four brothers and two sisters he graduated from Sharpsville High School in 1928. He atended Purdue University graduating in 1932 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Field artillery. Read more...

These photos were generously donated by Phil Hawkins, son of Harold Hawkins, and are presented here with his permission.

Harold Talmage Hawkins biography
Harold T. Hawkins, 1931, Purdue University ROTC
Army Commission, 11 June 1932
Harold T. Hawkins, c1939, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Howitzer and Horses
Harold Hawkins, to Active Duty, 3 April 1942
1st Lt. Harold T. Hawkins, Camp Carson, Colorado, 1942
Harold Hawkins, Carson Hospital, 1942
Harold T. Hawkins on mule, Camp Carson, 1943
Capt. Harold T. Hawkins, March 1943
609th Field Artillery Battalion (Pack), Officers
Report of Separation, 20 March 1944
Honorable Discharge, 20 April 1944

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