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Mr. Russell Hardman

Mr. Russell N. Hardman, 86, of Friends Creek Road, Emmitsburg, died Saturday, March 5, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa. He was the husband of Clara Brown Hardman, his wife of 53 years.

Born Oct. 30, 1913, in Emmitsburg, he was a son of the late Clarence and Ida Turner Hardman. Mr. Hardman was a self-employed carpenter in housing construction, building numerous log homes in the area. Prior to entering military service he had worked at various saw mills in the area.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army from September 1941 to October 1945, in Battery C, 736th Field Artillery Battalion, and in Co. B, 386th Military Police Service Battalion. While in service, he was stationed in the Hawaiian islands after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Scotland, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.

He received numerous medals including Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon, African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific and European Theater Service Medals.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, James Hardman and wife Beverly of Friends Creek; one granddaughter, Nancy Hardman of Friends Creek ;and two uncles. Mr. Hardman was preceded in death by one grandson, Jamie Hardman. 

Funeral services and interment were private with the Rev Susan Haas Yatta officiating. 

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