Hager, Montgomery, T/5

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
968-Mine Detector Operator
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 968, (62J) General Construction Equipment Operator Course
Service Years
1940 - 1945

Technician Fifth Grade


One Service Stripe



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1910
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Mount Gay, West Virginia
Last Address
Mount Gay,
West Virginia

Date of Passing
May 22, 1950
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Tech 5 Montgomery Hager's last known employment was as a taxi driver in Logan County, West Virginia.  He was found murdered in his residence on May 22, 1950.
   
Other Comments:
Montgomery Hager was born in Boone County, West Virginia on January 7, 1910, and was the son of Frederic H. Hager and Virginia ("Jennie") Plumley Hager.  His siblings included William M. "Coonie" Hager (a WWI veteran), Everett I. Hager, Walter "Dub" Hager (a WWII US Army veteran who fought in the Pacific Theater), Liza Hager and Lora L. Hager Fillinger.  

Tech 5 Hager served with the 1278th Engineer Combat Battalion, deployed to Painswick Park, England on 12/27/1943.  He then deployed to Normandy, France following the D-Day Invasion on 06/26/1944.  On 01/23/1945, his unit was redesignated the 5th Engineer Combat Battalion, and he was credited with the Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe Campaigns of World War II.  His unit spent their World War II service clearing mine fields, fording rivers, clearing obstacles and fighting as infantry.  On 11/25/1945, Tech 5 Hager returned with his battalion for a tickertape parade in New York, and was disactivated and discharged from the US Army on 11/26/1945.  He was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars and the WWII Victory Medal.

He was briefly married to Arenatta Fillinger but had no children.  His last known employment was taxi driver in Logan County, West Virginia.  He was found on his couch murdered with a single knife wound on May 22, 1950.    
   
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 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army
  1943-1945, 968, (62J) General Construction Equipment Operator Course
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
  1945-1945 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Advance to the Rhine
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
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