Harvey P. Buller

Germany (1963) / Vietnam
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  • Military specialty: Draftsman/Artilery Mechanic
  • Awards: Expert Rifleman and Good Conduct Medal

b. 12 December 1941.   Harvey P. Buller was born to  Peter T. and Katherina (Thiessen) Buller of rural Mountain Lake, MN.  He attended country school and then graduated from Mt. Lake High School in 1959.  He then went to Bethel College in Newton, KS. After his military service, Harvey attended Mankato State College, graduating in 1967.

Harvey entered the U.S. Army in Sep 1962. After initial training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO during the Cuban Missile Crisis, he  was sent to Fort Dix, NJ. His next assignment took him to Patch Barracks military base in Stuttgart, Germany in early 1963 where he served with the 7th U.S. Army Headquarters as a draftsman. It was during that time in 1963 that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. While in Germany, he visited many countries in Europe. A notable leave was to West and East Berlin where he was allowed to go through Check Point Charlie into a communist held city.

From 1965-1967, Harvey served with the MN Army National Guard, specifically the Battery A, 35rd Battalion, 125th Artillery as an Artillery Mechanic located in Windom MN.

Harvey received the Expert Rifleman and Good Conduct Medal for his service.

On 7 Aug 1965, Harvey married Esther J. Harms. They farmed on his family farm until 2001 when Harvey retired from farming and from being a mail carrier.  Harvey and Esther were also beekeepers and sold honey locally. Abt. 2014, they moved into Mt. Lake.

Harvey belonged to several organizations including the American Legion, the N.R.A., and the Experimental Aircraft Association (E.A.A.)

 

 

 

 

 

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