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 Louis John Hauge

Louis John Hauge

Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, USA
Death 14 May 1945 (aged 20)
Shuri, Okinawa, Japan
Cenotaph Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 4 Row 1, In Fenced area
Memorial ID 8207835 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Corporal in Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division in the invasion at Southern Okinawa. In the Ryukyu Chain on May 14, 1945, he was a leader of a machine gun squad engaged in an assault against a heavily fortified Japanese hill. That evening his Company's left flank was pinned down by a barrage of mortar and machine gun fire. Seeing the two guns responsible for the damage, he rushed across an open area, heaving hand grenades as he ran. Wounded before he reached the first gun, he continued his one-man assault and destroyed the position. Without stopping, he pushed forward attacking the second gun with grenades and demolished it. He was last seen falling from the deadly fire of the Japanese snipers. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on June 14, 1946 and it is accredited to the state of Minnesota.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 26 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8207835
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louis John Hauge (12 Dec 1924–14 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8207835, citing Ada Cemetery, Ada, Norman County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .