Herbert A. Littleton

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Herbert A. Littleton was born in Mena, Arkansas back in 1930 to Paul and Maude.  The family moved to Blackhawk, South Dakota where he attended school at Spearfish, South Dakota and the East Port Orchard, Washington. He attended high school at Sturgis, South Dakota.  After graduation, he worked as an electrical appliance serviceman in Rapid City, South Dakota.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1948, for a one-year term taking recruit training in San Diego, California.  He was assigned as a Telephoneman and Message Center Man with the Signal Battalion at Camp Pendleton.  He was discharged in 1949, however he re-enlisted in the same year.  In 1950, he moved to Nampa, Idaho working as a lineman for Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph. 

When the Korean War started in 1950 he was called to active duty.  He was assigned as a radio operator with a four-man artillery forward observer. He posthumously earned the nation’s highest military award for valor on 22, April 1951. He fell on an enemy grenade to save the lives of fellow Marines who were near him from the grenade blast during The Battle of Hwacheon.

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Comments (18)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

God Bless Him.

Jul 06, 2021 03:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - he showed his character and he did it more than once.  Thank you for sharing his story.  

Jul 06, 2021 04:05 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

A life cut short with quick thinking to allow others the opportunity to live theirs.

Make yourself an awesome day.

Jul 06, 2021 04:42 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Herbert performed at a different level. Definitely wired in a special way. Enjoy your day.

Jul 06, 2021 05:00 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I feel that I would do pretty much anything for those that I love the most, but I am not sure I would be able to literally jump on a grenade for them.

Jul 06, 2021 05:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No greater hero, James, than the one who gives his life to save the lives of his comrades.

Jul 06, 2021 05:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

James- now that's what you call a hero!!!  He thought of others before himself. 

Jul 06, 2021 06:09 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - one of many that we hear little about but we owe a debt of gratitude.

Jul 06, 2021 06:11 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is a great case of valor James Dray and I know I sound like a broken record but we need more heros today like Herbert.

Jul 06, 2021 06:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

I am assuming that Herbert was given the Medal of Honor.  It is sad when you think so many of these medals are given posthumously.  A

Jul 06, 2021 07:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, James.

Keep cool, stay safe and have a great day.

Jul 06, 2021 07:53 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James. That is a man who gave all for his country and for those he served with.

Jul 06, 2021 08:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you James Dray for sharing another legacy of a Hero that I would not have known.

Jul 06, 2021 10:38 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello James Dray thank you for sharing life story of a great hero Herbert A. Littleton.

Jul 06, 2021 02:00 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a great hero he was, and recognized for it, too!

Jul 06, 2021 04:35 PM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

These American heroes were all in for each other. A strong lesson that is desperately missing today.

Jul 07, 2021 05:04 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

another example of "no greater love" - a truly noble sacrifice - makes me proud of our Marines

Jul 07, 2021 07:17 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

John 15:13
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

And certainly deserving of the Medal of Honor in the case of Herbert A. Littleton.

Oct 31, 2021 03:34 PM