Law enforcement officer; businessman, public speaker. Born– May 27, 1946, Cherokee Co. Parents– Robert Lee and Maude (Townsend) Hartline. Married– Patricia R. Hartline, October 4, 1970. Children– Two. Education– Graduate of Alabama Technical College, 1978; further study at Georgia State University. Served in the 1st Air Cavalry Division and 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam; received fourteen medals and awards. Served in U.S. Army Reserves and National Guard for 20 years; retired with rank of lieutenant colonel.  Police officer and acting chief of police, Cedar Bluff; instructor, auto body and fender repair, Walker County Area Vocational Technical School, Ga.; investigator for the Secretary of State, State of Georgia; owner and operator, Sequoyah Bookstore and Distributing Co., Summerville, Ga.  Touring speaker to veterans and civic groups. Member and officer of Alabama American Legion; commander, 2016.  Participated in American Legion College, 2011.  Veteran of the Year and Legionnaire of the Year, Alabama American Legion.


Patricia R. Hartline, Lyerly, Georgia.


Vietnam; What a Soldier Gives. Summerville, Ga.; Espy Pub. Co., 1984.