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Whitt Lloyd Moreland
Birth: Mar. 7, 1930
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Death: May 29, 1951

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class-Intelligence Scout in the United States Marine Corps in Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Kwagch'i-Dong, Korea on May 29, 1951. He was killed in action. His citation reads in part "After the position had been secured, he unhesitatingly led a party forward to neutralize an enemy bunker which he had observed some 400 meters beyond, and moving boldly through a fire-swept area, almost reached the hostile emplacement when the enemy launched a volley of hand grenades on his group. Quick to act despite the personal danger involved, he kicked several of the grenades off the ridgeline where they exploded harmlessly and, while attempting to kick away another, slipped and fell near the deadly missile. Aware that the sputtering grenade would explode before he could regain his feet and dispose of it, he shouted a warning to his comrades, covered the missile with his body and absorbed the full blast of the explosion, but in saving his companions from possible injury or death, was mortally wounded." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Parents:
  Lloyd Wood Moreland (1901 - 1985)
  Patsy Ann Whittington Moreland (1912 - 1986)
 
Burial:
Whittington Cemetery
Mount Ida
Montgomery County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 12, 2003
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