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William David Halyburton, Jr
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- elaine bailey
 Added: May. 10, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: May. 10, 2014
 

- James Snow
 Added: May. 10, 2014
 

- wings214
 Added: May. 10, 2014
 
R.I.P.
- Danny Trahan
 Added: May. 10, 2014
 
Remembering you and your family today. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. May you rest in peace.
- A Marine's Daughter & Army Mom
 Added: Apr. 25, 2014
 
PHM2 WILLIAM DAVID HALYBURTON JR. WAS AWARDED THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR.
- William Wayne Metcalf
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014
 
This is the citation for this Navy Corpsman's Medal of Honor: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with a Marine Rifle Company in the 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa Shima in the Ryukyu Chain, 10 May 1945. Undaunted by the deadly accuracy of Japanese counterfire as his unit pushed the attack through a strategically important draw, Halyburton unhesitatingly dashed across the draw and up the hill into an open fire-swept field where the company advance squad was suddenly pinned down under a terrific concentration of mortar, machinegun and sniper fire with resultant severe casualties. Moving steadily forward despite the enemy's merciless barrage, he reached the wounded marine who lay farthest away and was rendering first aid when his patient was struck for the second time by a Japanese bullet. Instantly placing himself in the direct line of fire, he shielded the fallen fighter with his own body and staunchly continued his ministrations although constantly menaced by the slashing fury of shrapnel and bullets falling on all sides. Alert, determined and completely unselfish in his concern for the helpless marine, he persevered in his efforts until he himself sustained mortal wounds and collapsed, heroically sacrificing himself that his comrade might live. By his outstanding valor and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of tremendous odds, Halyburton sustained and enhanced the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
- Brian Heintzelman
 Added: Jan. 26, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014
 

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 3, 2013
 
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Oct. 3, 2013
 

- R I P
 Added: Oct. 2, 2013
 

- Lazer
 Added: Oct. 2, 2013
 
[salute] Thank you shipmate.
- Ceme-Terry Photographer
 Added: May. 19, 2013
 

- Beverly Mahanay~Short❤
 Added: May. 10, 2013
 

- Dicky
 Added: May. 10, 2013
 

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 19, 2012
 

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Oct. 2, 2012
 
HAPPY. BIRTHDAY. to a hero
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Oct. 2, 2012
 
God bless you on your birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Oct. 2, 2012
 

- Hamish mom
 Added: Oct. 2, 2012
 

- Lance
 Added: Jun. 12, 2012
 
Rest in peace, Marine. John 15:13 says, " Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." You are truely an American hero, the best kind there is! God bless you. You are not forgotten, for true valor such as yours lives on.
- Sharon
 Added: May. 10, 2012
 
Truely heroic, Semper Fi!
- SD Braddy
 Added: May. 10, 2012
 
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- Ceme-Terry Photographer
 Added: Feb. 20, 2012
 
I light a candle for William David Halyburton, Jr ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
 
Birthday Blessings
- Thelma
 Added: Oct. 2, 2011
 

- Dicky
 Added: May. 10, 2011
 
In Memory...
- LaDene
 Added: May. 10, 2011
 

- Melissa Bell
 Added: Oct. 2, 2010
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 2, 2010
 
Thanks
- O'KC
 Added: Sep. 23, 2010
 
Thank you for your service to our country,because of you,and men like you,WE,The People of The United States of America will ALWAYS enjoy FREEDOM !! Rest in peace.
- ROBERT S.SAULINO,SR
 Added: Jul. 8, 2010
 
There are no words for your sacrifice. Thank you for your valiant service to our country. God bless. Rest in peace.
- LilyPondLane
 Added: May. 10, 2010
 
Thank You and God Bless You.
- Carl Brown
 Added: May. 10, 2010
 
Rest in Peace.
- Eamonn
 Added: May. 10, 2010
 

- lisa greenman
 Added: May. 8, 2010
 
Never to be forgotten!
- Lois Halyburton
 Added: Jan. 18, 2010
 
Birthday Blessings
- Thelma
 Added: Oct. 2, 2009
 
Thank you for your service and sacrifice, sir.
- LaDene
 Added: Oct. 2, 2009
 
Thank you, Sir. Rest In Peace.
- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Jul. 3, 2009
 
"Greater love hath no one than he who lays down his life for his friend." Rest in peace, and happy Angel Day, sir!
- Kate Duvall
 Added: May. 10, 2009
 

- Republican
 Added: May. 10, 2009
 
Thanks.
- O'KC
 Added: Apr. 14, 2009
 

- Harley Dad
 Added: Oct. 5, 2008
 
AND THANK YOU
- Floral Designer
 Added: Oct. 2, 2008
 
Happy Birthday Hero. God Bless You. ***A VETERAN - whether active duty, discharged, retired, reserve or passed away - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to, and including their life. Thank You for your Service to our Country. May God Bless You. Rest in Peace My Hero.
- S Chaney
 Added: Oct. 2, 2008
 
Happy Birthday, sir, and thank you.
- StarCatcher
 Added: Oct. 2, 2008
 
Doc, thank you for your service to our Nation & all your brothers... Marines. I took my children to visit your grave today & those of many, many other heroes on this Memorial Day. I took a picture of your grave, but did not realize it was you or even another Doc. When I downloaded the pics & realized it was you, I got goose bumps. Yes, I have seen your picture & read about your bravery on many Navy Hospital walls through out the world. So again, THANK YOU & all those brave heroes looking down upon us.
- Doc Centaure
 Added: May. 26, 2008
 

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: May. 10, 2008
 
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