Henceforth the name of American Legion Post 120, Orderville, UT will be changed to:
AMERICAN LEGION THADDEUS HODGES POST 120.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 120, located in Orderville, UT, would like to announce its name change to honor US Army PVT Thaddeus Hodges, reported missing in action in WWI.
Thaddeus Hodges was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina, on September 4th, 1895. His family moved to Mt. Carmel, UT, after being converted to the LDS faith. Thaddeus was drafted into the United States Army at the onset of World War I.
At 2:40 on the morning of May 23rd, 1918, Thaddeus was aboard the RMS Moldavia with Company B of the 58th Infantry Regiment when the ship was sunk by German U Boat UB57. A torpedo struck amidships, directly into the troop berth occupied by the men of Company B. Thaddeus was among the fifty-six men who perished and were never found.
Today there is a monument to those lost men located in the American section of Brookwood Cemetery, Woking Parish, Surrey, UK.
Submitted by Danny Spencer