Grave marker of Pfc Dail M.
Hagmes at Section 43 Site 15711 in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery,
Saint Louis (St. Louis County), Missouri.
Although the inscription
indicates Hagmes was a member of the 542nd PIR, he had been earlier assigned to
the 508th, perhaps as late as July 1945 since he was awarded a Good
Conduct Medal in 508th General Order #29, dated 11 July 1945.
His grave marker indicates
that Dail died on 9
November 1945 but his death certificate indicates that his death was the
result of an automobile accident which occurred on November 10th, a day
later. He expired as the result of subdural hemorrhage of the
brain as well as contusion and hemorrhage of the left lung suffered in
an accident which took place on Highway #30 near High Ridge, Missouri, a
rural area SSW of St. Louis.
The error in the dating of
his grave marker may have resulted from the fact that the death
certificate initially showed a handwritten date of November 9th but the
"nine" was written over with a '"0" and preceded by a "one", apparently
correcting an incorrect entry
He was buried in the
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on November 13th.