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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
Location. 39° 0.138′ N, 82° 3.068′ W. Marker is in Middleport, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street and 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Mill Street. Marker is adjacent to the north face of Seeney Bennett American Legion Post 128. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 299 Mill Street, Middleport OH 45760, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (a few steps from this marker); The Ohio River / Historic Middleport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major John B. Downing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rear Admiral William W. Outerbridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Rear Admiral Arthur Clark (approx. 0.3 miles away); William H. Powell (approx. half a mile away in West Virginia); Virgil A. Lewis (approx. 1.6 miles away in West Virginia); Spanish Cannon (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleport.
Also see . . . Bridge of Honor. (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,750 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.