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SSGT Harry A. “Buddy” Nogle

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SSGT Harry A. “Buddy” Nogle

  • Birth 26 Jun 1915
  • Death 11 Jul 1944 France
  • Burial Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 30939165

The News, Frederick, MD, August 4, 1944
PLATOON SERGT. HARRY A. NOGLE, 29, was killed in action with the 29th Division while storming St. Lo on July 11, relatives here were informed last night in a telegram from the War Department.

Sergt. Nogle was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Nogle of East Seventh street, this city, and for many years had resided with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bentz, 272 Dill avenue. He was in the 29th Division from it's induction and had only recently been raised to a platoon sergeant from staff sergeant, Mr. Bentz said last night. The last letter received from him was mailed from Normandy July 6 and was of a very cheerful tone.

Sergt. Nogle, who was well known and popular locally had a premonition that he would not survive the war. Last May he had dinner with Yeoman Harry L. Decker, this city, in the latter's apartment in London and in bidding farewell expressed the opinion that "I'll never get back to old Frederick." He explained that the 29th Division had gone through the most rigorous of training and that he would certainly be in the thick of the fighting when the invasion was launched and that his chances of survival were slim.

Sergt. Nogle was an excellent marksman with a rifle and vitally interested in affairs of the Frederick Club. He was a member of the civilian rifle team that represented Maryland in the national shoot at Camp Perry, O., several years ago. He was a graduate of Frederick High School and was active in DeMolay circles. He was a member of Grace Evangelical and Reformed church, this city. From the time of his graduation to his induction he was employed at the Rug Store owned by Mr. Bentz.
The News, Frederick, MD, August 5, 1944
Sergt. Harry A. Nogle, well-known resident of Frederick, was killed in action in France on July 11, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Nogle have been informed by the War Department. Sergt. Nogle was a member of the 29th Division and was an expert rifleman.
The News, Frederick, MD, February 10, 1948
The remains of S/Sgt. Harry A. Nogle, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Nogle, Frederick arrived home for reinterment Monday afternoon, escorted by another local veteran, Sergt. Gearhart.

S/Sgt. Nogle was killed in France while fighting with the Maryland National Guard's 115th Infantry Regiment. Under orders of the U. S. Army Quartermaster, Philadelphia, the remains were received at Frederic by the Harry E. Carty Co. funeral directors, at the B. & O. depot here yesterday at 4 p.m. They were taken to the funeral home at 54 East Patrick street.

Full military rites will be accorded, with funeral services at the funeral home, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. U. S. Army Chaplain W. J. Reed, Brunswick, officiating. Pallbearers will be former comrades in arms of the deceased, from the 29th Division Association. Interment will be in the family plot in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

S/Sgt. Nogle was graduated from Frederick High School, Class of 1932. He was a member of the Grace Evangelical and Reformed Church here and of the Independent hose Co. Prior to entering the Army, he was employed as assistant to his uncle, Edward Bentz, in operating the Rug Store, 4 East Patrick street.

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  • Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 28 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30939165
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Harry A. “Buddy” Nogle (26 Jun 1915–11 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30939165, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Jen Snoots (contributor 4661415) .