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Pvt Joseph Harold Haag
Birth: Mar. 19, 1915
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1944
Città Metropolitana di Bologna
Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Killed in action, in La Fortuna, south of Livergnano, while serving with the Company I, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division ... in rain, fog and under concealment of darkness, Company I advanced one mile behind enemy lines to cut Hwy-65 (at La Fortuna) and found themselves fighting for their very survival, against nearly overwhelming odds, over the next few days. PVT Haag was one of six men killed in a single blast of a German Panzer round striking the building they were occupying.


HAAG – In service of his country, south of Bologna, Italy, on October 9, 1944. PVT JOSEPH H. HAGG, beloved son of Henry P. Haag, Sr., and the late Loretta McQuilling, bother of Mrs. Thomas B. Bender, Jr., Henry P., Jr., Charles E., John N. and Carroll J. Haag and the late E. T. Haag, age 29 years, a native of Algiers, La.

Remains will arrive in New Orleans at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 30, 1948, via I.C. railroad, and will lie in state from 10:15 a.m. until service time.

The relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of Algiers Heroes Post No. 5187, VFW S. S. Jerry Ford Post No. 2403, VFW, and American Legion Post No. 218, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will take place Tuesday, November 30, 1948, at 11 o’clock a.m., from the Algiers Funeral Home of E. J. Mothe, 1300 Vallette street. Religious services at Holy Name of Mary church.

Interment in McDonogh cemetery. Please omit flowers.


The obituary above is from 1948, as provided by his family.


Family links: 
  Henry Philip Haag (1878 - 1958)
  Loretta Ellen McQuilling Haag (1881 - 1922)
  Joseph Harold Haag (1915 - 1944)
  John Nesbitt Haag (1917 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
McDonoghville Cemetery
Jefferson Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Row DD, Lot 1
Created by: RD Hall
Record added: Jul 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113909361
Pvt Joseph Harold Haag
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In thoughtful and heartfelt remembrance.
- MSG Hall
 Added: Oct. 10, 2015
In memory of PVT Haag for his service to our nation and his supreme sacrifice while serving with the 361st Infantry Regiment during the advance and attack along the Highway 65 corridor between Loiano and Livergnano.
- MSG R. Hall
 Added: Sep. 16, 2013
Sacrifices of patriots like Joseph HAAG is what keeps our country free. Thank you.
- Henry French Brownlee
 Added: Jul. 20, 2013
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