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Fred Haefliger

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Fred Haefliger (October 23, 1892 – January 7, 1988) served in the United States Marine Corps during World War I. He received the Distinguished Service Cross and Navy Cross. Haefliger was born in Mount Vernon, Wisconsin. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in the First World War, he married Dena Johnson (1891–1986) in 1920. He farmed in Clinton, Wisconsin from 1930 to 1982. He died in Barron, Wisconsin. Awards Haefliger was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, and the Silver Star Citation for bravery near Saint-Étienne, France on October 3, 1918. His Distinguished Service Cross citation reads: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Fred Haefliger (MCSN: 92778), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Seventy-Seventh Company, Sixth Machine-Gun Battalion, Six
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