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Harold Leroy Upperman

Jan 11, 2018
Harold Leroy Upperman

printed 01/12/2018


Harold Leroy Upperman, age 86, passed away on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at Atlantic General Hospital.

Born in Columbus, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Merle Hollis Upperman and Ruth Mary Young.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 64 years, Lena Mae Upperman.

He is survived by his son, Harold S. Upperman; daughter-in-law, Damla Upperman; sister, Irene; granddaughter, Alexa Upperman; and companion, Marie Leek.

Harold served his country honorably for over two decades and retired from the U.S. Army in 1972 with the rank of sergeant first class. His military assignments included combat tours in Korea and Vietnam. He also served with distinction at SHAPE headquarters in Paris, France (military headquarters of NATO) and the Pentagon.

Harold received a number of letters of commendation from company grade, field grade and general officers throughout his career including one signed by the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe Field Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, British Army.

His military decorations include the Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal w/silver clasp-1 loop, National Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three campaign stars, United Nations Korean Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm.

After military retirement Harold was employed for over 20 years by Talbot Street Pier in Ocean City, Maryland.

A funeral service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at burbage@burbagefuneralhome.com.

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