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Harold Glenn Epperson
Birth: Jul. 14, 1923
Akron
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1944
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Private First Class (Machine Gunner) in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2d Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on June 25, 1944 at Saipan Island, Mariana Islands. His citation in part reads "Suddenly a Japanese soldier, assumed to be dead, sprang up and hurled a powerful hand grenade into the emplacement. Determined to save his comrades, Pfc. Epperson unhesitatingly chose to sacrifice himself and, diving upon the deadly missile, absorbed the shattering violence of the exploding charge in his own body." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Winchester Cemetery
Winchester
Clark County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section H, Lot 202
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Aug 08, 2003
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Harold Glenn Epperson
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Harold Glenn Epperson
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- sjm
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014
God's blessings & happy birthday to one of our bravest...
- Gil
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014

- David Wend
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014
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