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PO William David Halyburton, Jr

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PO William David Halyburton, Jr

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.

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MEDAL OF HONOR
PHM2 US NAVY
WORLD WAR II


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 18 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7775427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PO William David Halyburton, Jr (2 Aug 1924–10 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7775427, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .