Portrail of Robert Hartmann, taken from his personal military file. © Armée luxembourgeoise
Registration Nr.:    330022 / V 00930
Birthday:    15.03.1933, Luxembourg City
Father:    Jean HARTMANN
Mother:    Alice WIRION
Service entry:    21.11.1950
Contingent:    2nd
Ranks:    Soldat de 2e Classe
                  Soldat de 1re Classe (1952)
Death:    13.03.2016, Canada


Robert was drafted into the Luxembourg Army in November 1950. During his service, he was first assigned to the IInd Battalion as a rifleman. From April 1951, Robert was a driver and learned to drive trucks in the Centre d’Instruction pour Chauffeur (C.I.C.) and in the artillery detachment.

In 1952, Robert joined the second contingent. Initially ranked Soldat de 2e Classe, Robert was promoted to Soldat de 1re Classe  in June 1952. While in Korea, he served as a driver and radio operator and worked with Belgian and American military officials.

Upon his return in 1954, Robert requested to terminate his military contract to be able to emigrate with his family to the French-speaking Canadian province of Québec. In Canada, he became a member of the Canadian Korean War Veterans Association.

"L’intéressé remplit les fonctions de chauffeur, opérateur radio à l’entière satisfaction des officiers U.S.A et belges avec lesquelles il a travaillé.”

Capitaine Decamps about Robert Hartmann in his military booklet. © Armée luxembourgeoise