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Haack, John Thomas


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 12:52:25

Haack, John Thomas

Traere, IA

Serial No: 37666108

Born: Dec 11, 1924

Parent: Mrs. Edna Haack

Entered Army: Mar 19, 1943, Inf.

Training in US: Camp Haan, CA; Camp Carson, CO; Camp Polk, LA; Camp Breckinridge, KY; Univ of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB; City College of New York City

Left for Overseas: Camp Shanks, NY Oct 23, 1944. Arrived Swansea, Wales, Nov 3, 1944

Overseas Training: Port Talbert, Wales, 2 weeks (last-minute instructions in France before hitting the Bulge).

Sent to Front: Dec 24, 1944, with 75th Inf., 290th Reg., Co. H

Engagements: Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland, Central Europe, On line 61 days straight

Medals-Ribbons: American Campaign, ETO Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars, Good Conduct, Bronze Star Medal (G.O. 157 Hq. 75th Div)., Victory, Combat Infantry Badge

Returned to US: From LeHavre, France on Dec 31, 1945; into New York on Jan 9, 1946

Discharged: Camp Grant, IL on Jan 15, 1946

Rating: Pfc

Months in Service: In US, 19; overseas, 15

Present Occupation: Student

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)

Researcher Note: JohnÕs mother Edna M. Haack is buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA. She died in 1999.


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