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William David Halyburton, Jr
Birth: Aug. 2, 1924
Canton
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 10, 1945
Okinawa, Japan

WW II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Naval Reserve with a Marine Rifle Company in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. During action against Japanese forces on May 10, 1945 at Okinawa, he dashed across an open fire-swept field where the company was pinned down to assist casualties. Moving steadily forward he reached a wounded Marine and shielded the fallen fighter with his own body. Alert and determined, he persevered in his efforts until he himself sustained mortal wounds, sacrificing himself that his comrade might live.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  William David Halyburton (1908 - 1978)
  Mae Pless Halyburton (1904 - 1989)
 
 Sibling:
  William David Halyburton (1924 - 1945)
  Infant Son Halyburton (1926 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Section O, Grave 274
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 18, 2003
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William David Halyburton, Jr
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