S/Sgt Ahlquist was born on Feb 18, 1919 in New York and killed in action on January 11, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge.|
S/Sgt Ahlquist is the son of Swedish immigrants whose names are unknown.
The 1930 US census for Hempstead/North Merrick, Nassau County, New York shows Harold residing at 369 Gormley Ave, with the Henry Bidell family, dairy farmers.
S/Sgt Ahlquist enlisted in the Army on July 8, 1941 at
Fort Jay, Governors Island, NY. His enlistment record states Harold was a high school graduate and was employed as an truck driver.
S/Sgt Ahlquist was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Silver Star and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].
S/Sgt Ahlquist is interred at the Long Island National Cemetery, Long Island, NY at Section J Site 16320.