Brig. Gen. (ret.) John R. HartyBrig. Gen. (ret.) John R. Harty completed his journey on earth on Wednesday morning, December 4, 2013 and has been promoted to the promise of life everlasting. His life was one of integrity, love of God, of country, and of family. A born leader, he combined his fine abilities with a personal touch and a keen sense of humor.
Gen. Harty was born in Grand Forks, N.D. on June 25, 1938 and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in 1956. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of North Dakota, was commissioned as a distinguished military graduate from ROTC to 2 nd Lt in the USAF, and was married all on the same day, August 6, 1960. He never forgot an anniversary.