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Herbert E Cleveland Sr

Tomb Position

Assistant Relief Commander, Sentinel

Tomb Relief

2nd

Highest Military Rank

CW3

Tomb Dates

Jul 1974 - Aug 1975

Military Dates

Jul 1972 - Jul 1994

Society Membership

Lifetime Member

Home City / State

Kansas City Kansas, KS

Current City / State

Huntsville, KS

Tomb Reflections

It was a shame I never got the chance to walk on the plaza. The whole amphitheater, plaza area was undergoing renovation for the Bi-Centinial for the duration of my time as a Sentinel.

Obituary

Herbert Eugene Cleveland, Sr., born November 27, 1953, of Kansas City, MO, was called home on December 17, 2019. Herb is preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Mary Cleveland. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Demetra H. Cleveland; children, Elithia H. Del Giorno (Brian), Herbert E. Cleveland, Jr. (Corinna), and Eric L. Cleveland; grandchildren, Philip H. Heil (father, Phillip S. Heil), Chessa M. Cleveland, and Hunter Beth Cleveland; great-grandchild, Isabella Sophia-Marie Cleveland; sisters, Virginia Gaston (Bill), Nancy Asay (Ray), and Freda Ogburn (Billy); and his aunt, Dorothy Huitt. Herb’s active duty service included twenty-two years in the Army, where he was honored with the following merits, decorations, badges, and medals: National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Good Conduct Medal 3rd Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Saudi Kuwait Liberation Medal, and Legion of Merit, among others. After retiring from his twenty-two years of service to the Army, Herb re-entered as a civil servant where he spent over fifteen years. Visitation is Sunday, December 22nd from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home followed by a 3:00 chapel service with Rev. Tim Cole officiating. Burial is Monday, December 23rd at 1:00 p.m. EST at Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to either the Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in his honor.

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Units & Campaigns

A Co., 1/11th Infantry, Ft Carson, CO
C Co., 1st Bn (Reinf), 3rd Inf
E Co., 1st Bn (Reinf), 3rd Inf
ATC School - Ft Rucker, AL
Hunter AFB Detachment, HAAF, GA
Co A., US Armt ATC Bn, Korea
191st ATC Company (Forward), Korea
B Det. 72nd Aviation Unit (ATC), Ft Bragg, NC
245th ATC Co. FWD, 58th ATC Bn, Ft Bragg, NC
IERW @ Ft Rucker, AL
62nd AVN Co, 11th AVN Bn, Germany
HQ Co., 59th ATC Bn, Germany
FWMEQC @ Ft Rucker, AL
B Co., 224th MI Bn (AE), HAAF, GA
D Co., MI Bn (LI), Panama

Awards & Decorations

Army Service Ribbon, DSM w/BS, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Good Conduct Medal 3rd Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/3BSS, Saudi Kuwait Liberation Medal, Senior Army Aviator Badge, TUSID Badge, Legion of Merit

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