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Haggin, John Carlton


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 12:53:30

Haggin, John Carlton

Artesia, NM

Serial No: 37599652

Born: Oct 27, 1919

Parent: Mrs. Milo Nation

Entered Army: Jul 20, 1944, Inf.

Training in US: Fort Robinson, Little Rock, AR

Left for Overseas: Boston, MA on Jan 1, 1945; arrived LeHavre, France on Jan 13, 1945. Assigned to First Division, 18th Regt., Co. B, 1st Army

Sent to Front: Jan 14, 1945, with First Division

Engagements: Battle of the Bulge

Wounded: Shrapnel in left leg calf and right foot.

Hospitalized Overseas: Riviera, Belgium, 4 days; operation, 119th Gen. Hosp. at Paris, France, 3 weeks; 1st Air Evacuation Hosp, 1 week

Medals-Ribbons: Purple Heart, Infantry Combat, Good Conduct, Bronze Star, ETO

Returned to US: Flew from Paris on Feb 28, 1945; arrrived Mitchell Field, NY on Mar 1, 1945

Discharged: Winter Gen. Hosp., July 31, 1945

Rating: Pvt

Months in Service: In US, 10; overseas, 2

Present Occupation: Driver of oil tanker transports

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


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