Middleport in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
General James V. Hartinger
General James V. Hartinger, 1925-2000, was born in Middleport, Ohio, and graduated from Middleport High School in 1943. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1949 and was a career-long fighter pilot with the United States Air Force, flying every type of fighter craft the Air Force procured during his 35 years of active duty. He saw military action during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Named commander-in-chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in Colorado Springs in 1979, he was promoted to four stars and became the "founding father" of Air Force Space Command. The headquarters building of Air Force Space Command is named the James V. Hartinger Building in his honor and the Hartinger Medal is awarded annually for extraordinary achievement in space.
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Meigs County Ohio Bicentennial Committee, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-53.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 0.138′ N, 82° 3.068′ W. Marker is in Middleport, Ohio, in Meigs County Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the north face of Seeney Bennett American Legion Post 128. Marker is at or near this postal address: 299 Mill Street, Middleport OH 45760, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middleport Medal of Honor Recipients (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ohio River / Historic Middleport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major John B. Downing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rear Admiral Arthur Clark (approx. ¼ mile away); Rear Admiral William W. Outerbridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Spanish Cannon (approx. 2 miles away); Morgan's Raid Route / Meigs County Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away); Meigs County Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Middleport.
Also see . . .
1. General Hartinger's Air Force Bio. (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Bridge of Honor. (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Heroes • Military • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.