World War II
|Unit||319th Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division|
|Rank||Private U.S. Army|
|Entered Service From||Wisconsin|
|Date of Death||September 18 1944|
Tablets of the Missing
Initially listed missing in action, Private Hedtke's remains have been recovered and identified. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery.