PFC Harding D. Overstreet
1920 to Dec. 25, 1944
Despite a thorough search, I’ve found very little information about Army Private First Class Harding D. Overstreet. He was from Oklahoma and enlisted in the Army on November 18, 1942. Records show he was married.
He served in the 3rd Tank Battalion, 10th Armored Division and died on Christmas Day, 1944. He was awarded the Purple Heart. While I haven’t confirmed it, I believe he died defending Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
He is buried in Belgium in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Plot E Row 3 Grave 12.
The protagonist of my WID is a physical therapist who works with wounded vets. Through my research I’ve discovered patriots that leave me awe-filled, many of whom gave their life for their country. If I’ve learned only one thing, it is that these soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines don’t do what they do for notoriety, they love their job, their country and their brothers (and sisters) in arms. I encourage you to do a bit of research on these warriors, but keep in mind that initial media reports often contain unverified information and for security reasons many details of operations are never revealed.