Louis J. Hauge Jr.
Corporal Louis James Hauge served in the United States Marine Corps for Company C, as a member of the 1st Battalion, the 1st Marines Regiment, and the 1st Marine Division. Hauge was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously on June 14, 1946. Where on May 14, 1945 he demonstrated outstanding courage and self-sacrifice at Okinawa when his company became pinned down under a hail of machinegun fire. Acting quickly Hauge put himself directly into the line of fire by becoming a one-man assault team after managing to destroy two enemy machineguns with grenades. And while he was successful in this assault, tragically Hauge would soon fall to Japanese sniper fire. Yet it was his bravery that protected his men from heavy enemy fire and thereby allowed them to advance and overthrow enemy forces.
May 14, 1945