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Herman David Halterman

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Herman David Halterman, formerly of Moorefield, West Virginia, returned to his Heavenly home on Thursday, January 6, 2022.  Mr. Halterman was born in Moorefield on September 28, 1934, the son of Herman Price and Margaret Catherine Jenkins Halterman.  He is survived by his wife Hwal Sun (Suna) Han Halterman and their daughter, Sharon Halterman, both of Tampa, Florida.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Wanda Rosalie Fox Halterman.

David served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, retiring as a Major in 1975.  During his military career, he was a member of Detachment A, stationed in Berlin, Germany, the only clandestine Special Forces unit operating during Cold War tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.  His service also included tours in Japan with the 187th Airborne Infantry Regimental Combat Team and two tours in Vietnam, during which he served in Special Forces-Delta Project, the II Corps Mobile Strike Forces, and flew De Havilland Otter aircraft for Special Forces operations.

After a tour at Monterey Army Language School in California where he and his wife Rosalie learned to speak Farsi, he was transferred to Tehran, Iran, where he provided technical assistance to the Imperial Gendarmerie while his wife taught English at the Iranian Command and General Staff College.

After he retired from the Army, David returned to Moorefield and turned his grandmother’s former farm on “The Hill” into a Christmas Tree farm.  For more than 20 years, David and Rosalie resided at the old homeplace.

After Rosalie’s death in 1993, David moved to Tampa, Florida, where he married Suna and adopted her daughter Sharon.  While a resident of Tampa, David was a member of South Tampa Fellowship Church.  He volunteered at “Mobility Worldwide,” a faith-based humanitarian organization, and helped build wheelchairs specifically designed for undeveloped countries.  To date more than 100,000 mobility carts have been distributed in 104 countries.

David is also survived by his sister Deanna Halterman Savage and her husband Richard Savage of Provo, Utah, nieces Stacy Elizabeth Merchant and Kathleen Jeanette Merchant, and a nephew Jonathan Alexander (Jennifer) Merchant.  He is also survived by his aunt, Mary Farr Ogling, and many cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Elmore Funeral Home. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service.  Internment at the Olivet Cemetery will follow the funeral service. Military honors will be accorded by members of the West Virginia Army National Guard and the Moorfield Honor Guard.

Due to the current pandemic situation, wearing of masks will be required and social distancing is encouraged.

Elmore Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family with David’s arrangements.