Purple Heart

Tec 4
Haskell G. Sexton

May 26, 1911 - March 21, 1945

Elko, Nevada - Germany



Haskell G. "Happy" Sexton was born on May 26, 1911 in Granfield, Oklahoma. He had a sister named Vesper. He married Leah Phillips in Las Vegas on June 6, 1937. They had a daughter named Barbara. Haskell was well known in Elko, his nickname "Happy" being a characteristic which he was known for.

The couple lived in Elko, Nevada, where Haskell worked as a barber in Dawe's Barber Shop on Railroad street since 1936. When the war started he went to Hawaii,  engaged in defense work.

He enlisted in the US Medical Service Corps on May 5, 1943. (Army records show he enlisted on 29 April 1943 from Salt Lake City, Utah).

He joined the 105th Evacuation Hospital. This unit was constituted in the Army of the United States on 25 February 1943.


105th Evacuation Hospital

US Army Medical Services Corps


It was activated on  April 1, 1943 at Camp Cooke, California. Haskell went overseas in September 1944 and worked in the surgery and operating rooms of the semi-mobile hospital. For a time, in November 1944, they were stationed in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Then they moved to Germany.

On March 21, 1945 the hospital was located near Mulhausen, Germany. It was shelled by German artillery, killing Haskell. He was 33.

T4 Haskell G. Sexton is buried at Margraten American Military Cemetery, Plot D Row 1 Grave 30.

Newspaper clipping from the Elko Daily Free Press announcing Haskell's death

Editorial in the Elko Daily Free Press, March 30, 1945

Margraten, The Netherlands

See Also:

105th Evacuation Hospital

Sources and acknowledgements:
Elko Rose garden War Memorial Page

Elko Daily Free Press

Directions to Margraten American Military Cemetery

Posted 27 January 2005

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