Hamilton County


Lt. Meyel Herman Haack





Lt. Meyel H. (Bud) Haack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Miner Haack of this city, was wounded in France on July 25, his parents have been notified in a letter from the Webster City officer.

The lieutenant suffered a foot wound while in action with his infantry unit and expects to be transferred back to England for treatment. He added he was getting along fine.

Lieutenant Haack, who left for service in February, 1941, has been overseas only since July 1, and almost immediately was transferred to the French war zone. He was located in Florida before being transferred to England.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Aug. 4, 1944

Lt. Haack Returns on Leave to Visit Parents

Lt. Meyel Haack, who was wounded in the bitter hedgerow fighting in Normandy during the early stages of the French invasion, arrived home Tuesday for a short leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Miner Haack.

The Webster City officer, who was wounded three times in the foot by German fire in mid-July, was flown back to the states after spending three weeks in a hospital in England.

Source: Webster City Freeman, Webster City, IA - Sept. 7, 1944

Meyel Herman Haack was born June 11, 1918 to Miner and Gertie G. Haack. He died May 8, 2009 in Groveland, FL.

Lt. Haack was wounded in Normandy during the early stages of the French invasion.

Lt. Haack was awarded the Bronze Service Star for Normandy campaigns; Purple Heart; American Defense Service Medal; American Theater Ribbon; European African Middle East Theater Ribbon and Medal; and Victory Medal.

Sources: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA; ancestry.com