HOEFT, ADOLPH A. - Yavapai County, Arizona | ADOLPH A. HOEFT - Arizona Gravestone Photos

Adolph A. HOEFT

Mountain View Cemetery
Yavapai County,

b. Oct. 8, 1892, Hampton, Neb.
d. Feb. 26, 1974, Prescott, Az.
h/o Orlinda (Albrecht) Hoeft
Occ: Farmer

WW I Vet. - US Army
Comments: enlisted in Machine Gun Company, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Grand Forks, on July 15, 1917; served in Machine Gun Company, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Machine Gun Company, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company D, 1st Brigade, Machine Gun Battalion (Company D, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion), to discharge. Grades. Private 1st Class, Nov. 1, 1917; Corporal, Oct. 25, 1918; Sergeant, Sept. 13, 1919; overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to Sept. 3, 1919; wounded, slightly, May 4, 1918. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville and Saizerais (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on Sept. 24, 1919, as a Sergeant. Cited in General Orders No. 5, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Brigade, AEF, Selters, Germany, June 1, 1919, for gallant and courageous conduct during his participation in all of the four major operations of this Division: Montdidier-Noyon defensive; Aisne-Marne offensive; St. Mihiel offensive; Meuse-Argonne offensive. Cited in General Orders No. 67, Headquarters, 1st Division, American Forces in Germany, Neuwied, Germany, Aug. 13, 1919, for gallantry in action and devotion to duty. "Near the Paris-Soissons road on the 21st July, 1918, displayed unusual courage by voluntarily taking forward a machine gun to fire upon troops forming for a counter attack, although the members of the squad of which he was a member were either killed or wounded." Entitled to wear two silver stars.

Contributed on 6/17/07 by jlwight
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Submitted: 6/17/07 • Approved: 6/21/07 • Last Updated: 3/25/18 • R51662-G0-S3

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