Harry Allan Hipke is buried in the small town of Gleason, Wisconsin. I pass by the Gleason Cemetery several times a year on my way to northern Wisconsin. Although I never met Harry, I think of him when I see that rural cemetery on the outskirts of Gleason. Harry Hipke was killed in a helicopter crash along with my uncle, Robert Reagan, and two other men.
Janylou, I am Richard Harness. I served with Harry and your Uncle Robert. I was flying wing man for them when they were shot down. There's more to the story but it concerns Harry . If you know of any of his family and if they want to know rest of stroy: firstname.lastname@example.org Bless you for remembering them. Richard [ssenrah]
Hi Richard. Unfortunately, I do not know Harry's family. I just sent them an email message through Fold 3. If I hear back from them, I will be sure to give them your email address. Thank you for your reply. Jan (Janylou)
PERSONAL DATA Home of Record: Gleason, WI Date of birth: 12/17/1946 MILITARY DATA Service: Army of the United States Grade at loss: E3 Rank: Private First Class ID No: 16800321 MOS: 36A10: Wireman Length Service: 01 Unit: HHB, DIV ARTY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV CASUALTY DATA Start Tour: 09/05/1965 Incident Date: 09/09/1965 Casualty Date: 09/09/1965 Age at Loss: 18 Location: Chuong Thien Province, South Vietnam Remains: Body recovered Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Crew Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dh/HipkeHA01a.htm ON THE WALL Panel 02E Line 079