- Also known as:
- A second Army Serial Number, 0-1 744 870 1
- Also known as:
- A first Army Serial Number: 12221805 Pfc 1
- Full Name:
- Frederick D. Haffner 1
- 16 May 1919 1
- Male 1
- 04 Dec 2011 1
- Cause: blood disease, MyeloDysplasia (MDS) > Acute Myeloid Leukemia 1
- From: 02 Jul 1943 1
- To: First Discharge button issued 26 Sept 1944 inclusive 1
15 Dec 2011 — Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Despite my repeated requests for access to the military papers, during preparation of an extensive Chronology for Dr. Frederick D. Haffner, during 2011, I was only enabled access to his original military files, post mortem, 4 Dec 2011. Dr. Fred Haffner had advised me (first, at a formal Travel Club dinner) that there was some confusion that the federal government couldnt find his service, but I never got to see Karen Cooper's reply letter, et al. (as I wrote about above) during Fred's lifetime; Fred had also told me that his discharge papers were in his safety deposit box, but during his final illness he was perhaps, unable to retrieve them (or perhaps got them at some point during 2011 since he was still driving for some time, and perhaps, put them into his home files, so that one day I could see the same?) Or perhaps his son retrieved them from the safety deposit box in Dec 2011, as executor of the doctor's estate, and then finally released the same after I pointedly showed him Fred's signature at the funeral home on the request form submitted by me to St. Louis....) The sequence here is unclear, so I apologize for the vagueness here in my explantion.
In any event, I now have further proof of Fred Haffner's army service, as of December 15, 2011, and am hoping to discern the best way to reinstate the proper record here. As such, I have entered several of the factual items into the Fact section above, on this new Memorial Page, in progress. His 1943-1944 ASTP service appears to be in addition to his 1946 active service, and his later Army Reserve service (prior to 1953) but I am still deciphering this; I prepared a Chronology with Fred Haffner's ardent help during 2011, so hopefully all the puzzle pieces will fall together here.