William F. Hauck
The Honorable William F. Hauck entered service in the U.S. Army in April of 1942. He trained in Armored Force Administration School at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Desert Center, California, and received his commission after Officers Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia In October of 1944. He went overseas with the 28th Infantry Division and served in combat in France, Germany, Luxemburg, and Belgium. He was wounded by a land mine explosion and awarded the Purple Heart, then returned to the United States in April of 1945 and was retired on disability. | Hauck was the Director of the Washington Office, National Headquarters of The American Legion, upon appointment to that position by National Commander Donald R. Wilson, 3 January 1952. At the time of his appointment, he was Department Adjutant of The American Legion Department of Indiana. |
Hauck joined the Aaron Scisinger Post No. 178 in Garrett, Indiana, and became Assistant Adjutant of the Indiana Department in July, 1945. In November of 1949, he was appointed Department Adjutant. In the fall of 1953, Hauck was named senior staff representative for Arthur J. Connell on the Public Advisory Board of the Foreign Operations Administration, and continues to serve in that capacity in addition to his duties as Director of the Washington Office. | William F. Hauck was born in Holgate, Ohio in March of 1917. He moved to Garrett, Indiana, at the age of 12 and graduated from High School in Garrett. His father was an engineer for the B and O Railroad. After graduation, Hauck was employed for a time with grocery concern, after which he joined the Garrett City Police. Before entering service, he was Acting Chief of Police of that City.