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Cpl. John Math Hafner - Fallen

John M. Hafner
Wahpeton, ND
County: Richland
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 20, 1918 / Age: 26
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company I, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on July 20, 1918.

Buried in France. Remains returned to U. S. on Jan. 17, 1921, and buried at Wahpeton, N. Dak.

Name included on the All Veterans Memorial at State Capitol in Bismarck ND.

Information found in Volume 2, page 1164 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Mooreton, N. Dak., April 20, 1892, of American-German parents. Occupation - laborer. Enlisted in Company I, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Wahpeton, on June 5, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company I, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company I, 164th Infantry), to (date not given); Company H, 26th Infantry, to death. Grade: Corporal, April 11, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Cited in General Orders No. 1, Headquarters, 1st Division, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Jan. 1, 1920, for gallantry in action and especially meritorious services. Entitled to wear a silver star.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920