Merle D. Hay

Merle D. Hay

Private Merle D. Hay was an Iowa native from Glidden. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in May of 1917. He was sent to Fort Bliss, Texas, and then to France. He and two other soldiers were killed on November 3 during a German invasion. Private Hay was the first Iowan killed in World War I.

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