Friday, December 26, 2008

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
, AR 72116


Service Tuesday 10 a.m. at Funeral Home

Interment will be at:

Forest Hills Cemetery
10200 Highway 5 N.

, AR 72002

Phone: (501) 455-1067


Blogger Steve Nawojczyk said...

Farewell my hero.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Sharrie said...

Thank you all for loving and appreciating Shorty. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated by his family and myself. God bless all of you. Sharrie

8:41 PM  
Blogger Paul Honeck said...

No finer friend.
Shorty will be missed by many.

2:33 PM  

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