Veterans' Memorial Project

Kent Dunlap Hagler

Springfield, IL

World War I

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1914-1915

Service Branch: Army

Date of Birth: 12/31/1897

Date of Death: 10/31/1920

Mr. Hagler served in the U.S. Army Ambulance Service from June 20, 1917 until May 3, 1919, when the war ended. He then enrolled in chemistry at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. He unexpectedly died in Paris. He had been wounded and gassed in service, but recovered. It is believed Mr. Hagler’s death was ultimately caused by his injuries and gassing experienced in his military service. His body was returned to the U.S., and he is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois; Abbey Mausoleum, R Corr, D, 4. He earned the Croix de guerre and Field Service Medal with citations.

-submitted by Jon Concheff, grand nephew, and information taken from University and public records

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