Passing of "Shorty" Hagerman
Herman E. “Shorty” Hagerman
February 24, 1927 – December 26, 2008
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Shorty Hagerman. Shorty apparently had a heart attack about 5 a.m. today.
Although Shorty sailed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-16) during WWII, he was a very strong supporter of the Razorback Base and AIMM. He was our “master-of-arms” at AIMM and was often the first person to the barge in the morning getting the coffee ready.
Shorty joined USSVI in September 2004. He was a LIFE member of both USSVI and the Razorback Base. He was a World War II veteran, and, I believe, a plank owner on the USS Lexington Association. He served 1943-1945 as an ABM 2/C (Aviation Boatswain's Mate). He saw action in most of the major Pacific battles. Shorty was a great storyteller, and generally took little urging. He usually wore his Arkansas Championship Bull Rider belt buckle.
Shorty loved his motorcycles, including the trike he last had. He was active in Rolling Thunder, serving as a board member and chaplain. Shorty also quite often rode with the Patriot Guard.
We loved Shorty and will miss him.
The Patriot Guard Riders have set up a page on their website for anyone to post messages about Shorty.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday
Roller-Owens Funeral Home
5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
North Little Rock
Service Tuesday 10 a.m. at Funeral Home
Interment will be at:
10200 Highway 5 N.
Phone: (501) 455-1067