WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
HANS M. NAEGLE
(Marine Killed in World War I)
BIOGRAPHYHans M. Naegle was born in Moroni, Utah.
He served in the United States Marine Corps in World War I, Marine Corps Service Number (MCSN): 100312
He was a Private in Company A, 5th Regiment, U. S. M. C., when on November 10-11, 1918 near Ville Montrey, France he and Corporal William J. Ferguson went out ahead of the line and silenced a machine-gun which threatened to hold up the advance of his company. For this extraordinary heroism in action, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross.
He is listed as one of the last soldiers to die in World War I, at a place called Villemontry, the Western Front, France.
Pvt. Naegle was awarded the following military honors:
Home address, Mrs. Susen Naegle, mother, Toquerville, Utah.
REFERENCESThe Official U. S. Bulletin: Thursday, March 20, 1919, Page 29
Published By United States. Committee on Public Information
Lists the action on November 10, 1918 near Ville Montrey, France.
Devil Dogs: Fighting Marines of World War I
Book by George B. Clark
See Page 372 and the surrounding pages for a description of the action near Ville Montrey, France.
George W. Hamilton, USMC: America's Greatest World War I Hero
Book by Mark Mortensen
See Page 162 for a description of the action near Ville Montrey, France.
MilitaryTimes Hall of Valor entry for Hans M. Naegle
Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, and the Silver Star Citation.
Full Text Citations For Award of The Navy Cross to US Marines in World War 1
Hans M. Naegle Has Large Number of War Honors
Short article in the Washington County News, 4/21/1921, Page 1
January 6, 1969 Iron County Commission Minutes
See Page 41 for Hans M. Naegle's veteran's tax exemption
January 4, 1971 Iron County Commission Minutes
See Page 232 for Hans M. Naegle's veteran's tax exemption