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George C. Haefner
Photos provided by Kathryn Hafner-Taylor, granddaughter of George Conrad Haefner.
George later changed the spelling of his last name to “Hafner”.
George was born in Chelsea February 1, 1887 and died November 17, 1983. He enlisted on April 27, 1918 and was discharged May 10, 1919.
While overseas George served as a Private in 330th Machine Gun Battalion, 85th Division, and was later transferred to Company C 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. He was stationed in the St. Mihiel sector in France and fought in the St. Mihiel offensive on September 12, 1918. He also served in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France from October 10 to November 11, 1918 and the Army of Occupation in Germany from December 3 to April 5, 1919.