William Frederick Hase, born in Milwaukee, Wisonsin, 31 August 1874, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant 9 July 1898, serving with the Coast Artillery Corps in Virginia, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, California, and Washington, D.C.
During World War I he served with the American Expeditionary Force in France as Commanding Officer, 45th Regiment; Acting Chief of Staff, Headquarters G-1 and G-3; and Assistant G 4 Services of Supply, to July 1919.
Following his return to the United States, General Hase was on duty in Kansas, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, California, and the Philippines, serving as Chief of Coast Artillery until his death in Washington, D.C., 20 January 1935. For his services in World War I, General Hase received the Distinguished Service Medal.
General Hase was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. His first wife, Daisy Sames Hase (died 14 August 1903 at Fort Schuyler, New York) and his second wife, Pearl Newman Hase (died 27 March 1941 at Hampton, Virginia) are buried with him.
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