Henry C. ‘Hank’ Marshall, age 75, passed away Sunday morning, January 17, 2021 at his home in Nashville.
Hank was born June 15, 1945 in Lawrence County to his parents, Edward and Dorothy (Brand) Marshall. He was a 1964 graduate of Mitchell High School and went on to attend Hanover College for three years, and later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Eastern Kentucky University after the war.
Hank began his service with the United States Army on February 16, 1970 at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He served as a Captain while serving in the Vietnam War and was previously a First Lieutenant with the Company D. 1st Battalion 1st Brigade. He was the recipient of a Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, one Federal and two State Army Commendation Medals. On March 15, 1972, Hank was released from active duty and went on to serve in the Army Reserves as a 2nd Lieutenant and a Tank Unit Commander.
Hank was a proud American and United States Army Veteran. In 2019, he was inducted into the Indiana Military Hall of Fame for his heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement and for his heroic sacrifice for his country. Hank was also chosen in 2019 to participate in The Mission of Honor Flight, that transports American veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Also, in 2019 the town of Nashville dedicated July 3rd as “Hank Marshall Day” and the Veterans Hall was named the Hank Marshall Hall. Hank served as the Commander of the Vietnam Veterans and served on the Brown County Honor Guard. He was a member of the Brown County VFW and American Legion Post 13. Hank also served as the Vet. to Vet. contact for Brown County and was the Commander and Past Commander of Disabled American Veterans and was also on the Brown County Military Coalition.
Other memberships included serving on several boards at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis, Veterans of Foreign Wars, TRIAD of Brown County, and former member of the Free & Accepted Masons in Indianapolis. Hank was an avid reader of religion and history and enjoyed fishing and sitting on his deck in rural Brown County.
Hank retired in 2000 from Star of Indiana, where he worked as a Bus Driver for over 20 years. Prior to that, he worked as a Police Officer/Detective in Richmond, Kentucky.
Hank is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Bonita L. (Brown) Marshall, whom he married on August 9, 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also survived by his brother Marlin (Alice) Marshall of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
Hank was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Rick Marshall.
The Rev. Donald Whetstine will conduct a funeral service at 7 p.m. on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Military rites will be presented by the United States Army and the Brown County Honor Guard. Hank will eventually be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. All guests attending visitation and/or services will be required to wear a mask at all times in an effort to promote a safe environment.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Hank to TRIAD, PO Box 2141 Nashville, IN 47448 and or Brown County Veteran Services, 902 Deer Run Lane, Nashville, IN 47448.
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