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Texas Marines Medal of Honor Monument

Town Green Park, The Woodlands, Texas

The Texas Marines Medal of Honor Monument was designed by sculptor J. David Nunneley.  It is ten-feet in height.  A black granite, pyramidal shape rests on a gray circular base.  The blunted pyramid is capped with a flat, square slab of black granite.  Each of the vertical edges  inscribed in gold lettering:  MEDAL OF HONOR (front), VALOR (right), SEMPER FI (back), and U.S. MARINE CORPS (left).   A bronze sculpture with a square base with the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest award, in bold relief, on each of the four sides and supporting the Marine Eagle, Globe, and Anchor--the symbol of the United States Marine Corps.  

Seventeen Marines from Texas, including one Navy corpsman who served with a Marine unit, have been awarded the Navy Medal of Honor for service above and beyond the call of duty in World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War.  Their rank, name, age, town, and battle have been etched in gold lettering on the front surface of the pyramid.

UNITED STATES MARINE

MEDAL OF HONOR

TEXAS RECIPIENTS

WORLD WAR II

Staff Sergeant William James Bordelon, 22, San Antonio
Posthumously Awarded:  1943 Tarawa
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Private First Class Charles Howard Roan, 21, Claude
Posthumously Awarded:  1944 Peleliu
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First Lieutenant Jack Lummus, 29, Ennis
Posthumously Awarded:  1945 Iwo Jima
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Sergeant William George Harrell, 22, Rio Grande City
Awarded:  1945 Iwo Jima--DOD 1964
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First Lieutenant William Deane Hawkins, 29, El Paso
Posthumously Awarded:  1943 Tarawa

KOREAN WAR

First Lieutenant Frank Nicias Mitchell, 29, Indian Gap
Posthumously Awarded:  1950 Hanson-ni
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Staff Sergeant Ambrosio Guillen, 23, El Paso
Posthumously Awarded:  1953 Songuch-on
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Private First Class Whitt Lloyd Moreland, 21, Waco
Posthumously Awarded:  1951 Kwagch'i-Dong
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Major George Herman O'Brien Jr., 26, Fort Worth
Awarded:  1952 The Hook--DOD 2005
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Hospitalman John Edward Kilmer, 21, Houston
Posthumously Awarded:  1952 Korea

VIETNAM WAR

Private First Class Alfred Mac Wilson, 21, Abilene
Posthumously Awarded:  1969 Quang Tri Province
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Lance Corporal Thomas Elbert Creek, 18, Amarillo
Posthumously Awarded:  1969 Cam Lo
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Sergeant Alfredo (Freddy) Gonzalez, 21, Edinburg
Posthumously Awarded:  1968 Thua Thien
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Lance Corporal Richard Allen Anderson, 21, Houston
Posthumously Awarded:  1969 Quang Tri Province
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Private First Class Oscar Palmer Austin, 21, Nacogdoches
Posthumously Awarded:  1969 Da Nang
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Second Lieutenant Terrence Collinson Graves, 22, Corpus Christi 
Posthumously Awarded:  1969 Quang Tri Province
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Lance Corporal Miguel Keith, 18, San Antonio
Posthumously Awarded:  1970 Quang Ngai Province
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