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Charles Alden Haug manuscript

 Collection — Container: Manuscript
Identifier: 02.00.0273

Scope and Contents

This manuscript relates to Sergeant Charles Alden Haug who served with Company B, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star Medal. This collection contains an unpublished manuscript memoir.


  • 1944-1945
  • Date acquired: 06/08/2000


Language of Materials

English .

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Biographical or Historical Information

Charles Alden Haug was born in Madelia, MN, on December 2, 1922, to parents Martin and Alice (Johnson) Haug. He was schooled in Watonwan County where he graduated from Madelia High Schol in 1941. The following year, Charles attended and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business, and began work at the First Security Bank of Sleepy Eye. In February 1943, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as a sergeant in Europe during World War II with Company B, 112th Regiment, 28th Infantry Division from November 1944 to August 1945. Charles served in Germany, France, the Rhineland, and Belgium. He experienced combat at the Battles of Hürtgen Forest and St. Vith and served as a platoon runner and infantryman at Lutzkampen, Sigolsheim, and Trois Epis during the Battle of the Bulge. He also served in the same capacities at the Battle of Ardennes. While he was neither injured nor captured during his months of service, he did spend six weeks in a hospital in Paris due to an infection near the end of the war, after which he received day passes to Paris and Reims, France. While in service, Charles received several accolades and completed two years of higher education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

After being discharged from the Army, Charles returned to Sleepy Eye, where he resumed his position at (and later became president of) the First Security Bank and married June Enebo, with whom he had five children. After retiring in 1990, Charles prepared Income Tax Returns for customers, played musical instruments (accordion, saxophone, and clarinet) in bands, and enjoyed longtime memberships in the American Legion, the VFW, the Masonic Lodge, the Zurhah Shriners, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Minnesota Bankers Association. He passed away in 2017.


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Source of Acquisition

Charles Alden Haug

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Charles Alden Haug manuscript 02.00.0273
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