Hamilton County


Lt. Hilda Lorraine Haack


Miss Hilda Haack, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miner Haack of Webster City, Saturday received the commission of lieutenant in the marine corps. Lieut. Haack has been transferred from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., and is now at Camp LeJeune, New River, N. C.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, July 2, 1943

First Birthday Reached For Women of Marines

The 325 or more Iowa women who preferred service to their country and a forestry green uniform to civilian life will be among the approximate 12,000 members of the United States marine corps women's reserve observing their first birthday.

None of them had a chance to see the halls of Montezuma or the shores of Tripoli, but each one enlisted has freed a marine for service overseas. Members of the corps serve only within continental United States.

Activities of the following Iowa members of the marines are representative of the service of the corps:


Second Lieutenant Hilda Haack Patrick, Webster City, formerly instructor at Camp Lejeune, New River, N.C., now adjutant at the marine base, Quantico, Va.

Source: The DesMoines Register, February 13, 1944 (photo included)

U.S. Marine Corps

Hilda Lorraine Haack was born July 30, 1916 to Miner and Gertrude ‘Gertie’ Geerdes Haack. She married R. B. Patrick Oct. 14, 1943 in Onslow, NC. She married David T. Lane Oct. 31, 1969 in Dallas, TX. She is buried in the Willowbrook Church Columbarium, Sun City, AZ as Hila Lane Kellar.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
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