Tuesday, February 14, 2017
LTC Harry Irvin Luftman
LTC Harry Irvin Luftman, b. 14 May 1897 (Germany) - d. 14 Feb 1988 (Lake Jackson, TX). The family apparently immigrated from Germany in 1904. All we know is that his mother Sarah was divorced by his father (name as yet unknown). Harry enlisted in the Virginia National Guard in 1918 and was with C Company 116th Infantry as a SGT after federalization in 1917. From that unit at Camp McClellan he apparently went to Officer's Training Camp at Fort Meyers and then commissioned as a 2LT, Ordnance Branch November 1917. Discharged in 1919, he returned to service in 1942 and served through 1946. Married twice, he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery with his second wife Adele M (Braelow) Luftman.