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PGR, The family of this Hero has requested our participation as escort from the Funeral Home to the Hardin Cemetery and at the graveside services to be held at that location.

Benjamin C. HamburgHARDIN – Benjamin Carl Hamburg, 89, of Hardin, passed away March 30, 2009, in the Billings St. Vincent Hospital.

He was born March 28, 1920, in Gering, Neb., one of 17 children born to Conrad and Margarite Hamburg. He grew up and received his education in Nebraska. He worked in the beet fields and as a painter with his father before World War II.

Ben entered the U.S. Army in 1941 and began his military history, joining six of his brothers in the armed forces. His family was designated as America’s number one service family with 11 brothers serving in the military. He served as a Tec 4 in the Third Armored Division. Ben and two of his brothers received the Bronze Star for Valor. He and three of his brothers also received Purple Heart medals. Ben was a part of the invasion force at Omaha Beach and was in battles at Normandy, France and Belgium, the Battle of the Bulge and Germany. He received his honorable discharge in 1945..

Staging for this Mission:

12:30 PM At Big Horn IGA, 901 N Center Ave. Hardin, MT

1:00 PM, Proceed to Bullis Mortury, 507 N Center Ave and establish Flag Line

1:45 PM, Assemble escort and proceed to Hardin Cemetery as directed, and establish a flag line.

Note: Actual services for this Hero will be at the graveside only
Weather forecast; Sunny and mid 50s but be prepared for anything.

Those wishing to ride as a group from Billings to Hardin can join me at the Burger King parking lot at approx. 11:15 AM. Kickstands up at 11:30.

As stated above, This was a great man from a great family and a member of what has become known as our “greatest generation”. Let us never forget.


April 6, 2009
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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