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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WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
Start Year
1945
End Year
1945

Description
(Central Europe Campaign 22 March to 11 May 1945) Following the Battle of the Bulge the Allies had pushed through to the Rhine. On 22 March 1945 they began their assault across the river, and by I April the Ruhr was encircled. Armored columns raced across Germany and into Austria and Czechoslovakia. On 25 April, the day American and Russian forces met on the Elbe, strategic bombing operations came to an end. Germany surrendered on 7 May 1945 and operations officially came to an end the following day, although sporadic actions continued on the European front until 11 May.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Jul 26, 2010
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

559th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion/A Battery

HHC, 899th Tank Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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  • Adams, Lucian (MOH), S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Allworth, Edward A., 2LT, (1941-1945)
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Belan, Elmer, T/5, (1943-1948)
  • Black, Eric Major, 1LT, (1941-1945)
  • Blalock, Dennis Ferrell, COL, (1941-1970)
  • Bolio, Robert, Cpl, (1943-1945)
  • Bolling, Alexander Russell, MG, (1939-1973)
  • Burford, Chris
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