Sergeant Michael John Haptonstall, 27, of Fort Hood, Texas, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, in Killeen, Texas.
Sergeant Haptonstall was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Sergeant Haptonstall was born March 7, 1974, in Nuremburg, Germany. He attended schools in Germany, Arizona and Sloan, and graduated from Denison (Iowa) High School in 1993. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 12, 1993, at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an infantryman. In 1997, he attended the Attack Helicopter Repairer Course at Fort Eustis, Virginia.
During his eight years of service, his assignments included Fort Hood, Texas, the Republic of Korea and Katterbach, Germany. He was currently assigned to B Company as an Attack Helicopter Squad Leader.
His awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Cluster, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with the numeral two and the Aircraft Crewman Badge.
Sergeant Haptonstall is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and sons, Michael and James; his parents, John and Eloise Haptonstall of Smithland, Iowa; two brothers, Roger and Adam, both of Sioux City; a sister, Tina of Smithland; his paternal grandparents, A.E. and Joann Haptonstall of Denison; and many other relatives and friends.
HAPTONSTALL, MICHAEL J
- SGT US ARMY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/07/1974
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/13/2001
- BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 6409
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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