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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: William D Halyburton, Jr ~ October 8, 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 10/07/2012 5:01:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.

Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!

~ Hall of Heroes ~

William D. Halyburton, Jr.

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William David Halyburton, Jr., (October 2, 1924 – May 10, 1945) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War II. He earned the medal while serving as a corpsman attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit in the Battle of Okinawa.

Born on August 2, 1924, in Canton, North Carolina, Halyburton attended Canton Presbyterian Church before moving to Wilmington, North Carolina. He entered seminary at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, but left to enlist in the U.S. Naval Reserve in August 1943. Completing recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, he was promoted to seaman second class in the fall. Remaining in the area, he attended the Hospital Corps School and was rated a pharmacist's mate third class. Receiving additional training, he was promoted to pharmacist's mate second class and departed for the Pacific war zone in December 1944 on board the transport USS General M. M. Patrick. Arriving in the area, he joined the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

On May 10, 1945, Halyburton served with a Marine rifle company against the Japanese on Okinawa when they suffered numerous casualties after advancing into Awacha Draw. Exposed to enemy fire, he rushed to aid a fallen Marine the furthest away. Shielding the man with his own body while administering aid, Halyburton was mortally wounded. For this action, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. He was one of two people from Haywood County, North Carolina, to receive the medal in World War II, the other being Max Thompson.

Halyburton is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Honolulu, Hawaii.

The USS Halyburton (FFG-40), a guided missile frigate commissioned on January 4, 1984, was named in his honor. A number of other military structures have been named for him, including Halyburton Quarters in Charleston, South Carolina; a road at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland; and a barracks at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

A public park in Wilmington is named for him, and in his birth city of Canton, Halliburton Street was re-spelled Halyburton Street in his honor

Halyburton's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with a Marine Rifle Company in the 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa Shima in the Ryukyu Chain, 10 May 1945. Undaunted by the deadly accuracy of Japanese counter fire as his unit pushed the attack through a strategically important draw, Halyburton unhesitatingly dashed across the draw and up the hill into an open fire-swept field where the company advance squad was suddenly pinned down under a terrific concentration of mortar, machine gun and sniper fire with resultant severe casualties. Moving steadily forward despite the enemy's merciless barrage, he reached the wounded marine who lay farthest away and was rendering first aid when his patient was struck for the second time by a Japanese bullet. Instantly placing himself in the direct line of fire, he shielded the fallen fighter with his own body and staunchly continued his ministrations although constantly menaced by the slashing fury of shrapnel and bullets falling on all sides. Alert, determined and completely unselfish in his concern for the helpless marine, he persevered in his efforts until he himself sustained mortal wounds and collapsed, heroically sacrificing himself that his comrade might live. By his outstanding valor and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of tremendous odds, Halyburton sustained and enhanced the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.

 

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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Ladies. Thanks for this morning's thread, Star. How's it going?

51 posted on 10/08/2012 1:23:20 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


52 posted on 10/08/2012 1:24:32 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; JemiansTerror; MEG33; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; ...
God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


53 posted on 10/08/2012 1:24:57 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...hope you had a great weekend.

Happy Monday.


54 posted on 10/08/2012 1:27:22 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; Arrowhead1952; ...
 

 

 
 

 Good morning,

EVERYBODY!

GOOD

MORNING

TROOPS!

 

 

SAVE BIG BIRD!

 

 


Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.  
 

 



55 posted on 10/08/2012 4:02:36 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; Arrowhead1952; ...

Happy Columbus Day!

56 posted on 10/08/2012 4:25:52 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: tomkow6

Good morning, Tomkow6. How’s it going?


57 posted on 10/08/2012 5:04:44 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank You!

(((HUGS)))


58 posted on 10/08/2012 5:11:32 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. 48º at the house this morning.





59 posted on 10/08/2012 5:12:00 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: E.G.C.
HAPPY MONDAY, Edward!

31 on the car thermometer on the drive in this AM

60 posted on 10/08/2012 5:20:48 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Kathy! I was a little tired last night, but Lauren’s hospitality and a better bed (the couch bed at the cottage was scary uncomfortable! LOL), and I’m much more rested this morning!

I shot several guns, but nothing exotic this time! :)


61 posted on 10/08/2012 6:11:51 AM PDT by LUV W (Empty chairs everywhere are sad today.)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Gooood mornin', Early Birds!
Monday's not so bad if you're on vacation! LOL!
Of course, this is the day I go home
so that's a bit of a letdown.
It's been an amazing FReeper weekend!
Hope all of you have a grrrrrreat week!
(A little Tony-the-Tiger there ;) )
((((hugs))))

62 posted on 10/08/2012 6:44:47 AM PDT by LUV W (Empty chairs everywhere are sad today.)
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To: LUV W

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How’s it going?


63 posted on 10/08/2012 6:56:53 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: LUV W

Good morning LUV and (((HUGS))). Have a safe trip home from the shoot.


64 posted on 10/08/2012 7:04:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: E.G.C.

Howdy, EGC! ((((hugs))))

It’s going well. Here in Ft. Worth waiting for time to go to
the airport and fly home. We all had a wonderful time at the
TC Memorial Shoot this past weekend!

Hope you and Bo are enjoying the cooler weather! I sure am!


65 posted on 10/08/2012 7:17:06 AM PDT by LUV W (Empty chairs everywhere are sad today.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Howdy, Arrow! (((hugs)))

Thanks...I’m just not ready for the weekend of fun to end! But
tomorrow it’s back to the salt....er, silver...mine! :)


66 posted on 10/08/2012 7:19:23 AM PDT by LUV W (Empty chairs everywhere are sad today.)
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To: AZamericonnie
Phoenix - 74o F. at 8:30 in the morning. Looks like it's going to be another very warm day in the Valley of the Sun.

Yesterday was a scorcher...I'm glad to be back down here this morning!

Piper and her Mom are living here, too, now. We get to take her to dinner for her 9th birthday tomorrow!

67 posted on 10/08/2012 8:42:42 AM PDT by HiJinx (Progessive Compassion requires OPM - Other People's Money.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...
Great News! The cast is off! The ankle is really stiff, to say the least.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

68 posted on 10/08/2012 12:09:27 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thaks Kathy!

{{HUGS}}


69 posted on 10/08/2012 12:18:23 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Woohoo!!! Do you feel 20 pounds lighter? Now for the fun of rehab.

Are you off work today? Enjoy the rest of the day. *HUGS*


70 posted on 10/08/2012 1:46:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I do indeed! The Dr. thinks I can walk out the stiffness. I am off today - back to the grind tomorrow!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

71 posted on 10/08/2012 1:50:14 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Awesome news, Conor! I know it feels better even if it is stiff! :)


72 posted on 10/08/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT by LUV W (Empty chairs everywhere are sad today.)
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To: tomkow6
Good afternoon, tom....great Columbus Day graphic. LOL!!


73 posted on 10/08/2012 2:09:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W
Yes - much better! Already easier to get around.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

74 posted on 10/08/2012 2:12:06 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good afternoon, Arrowhead...((HUGS))

Does Murfie have her fall coat?


75 posted on 10/08/2012 2:23:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiJinx

Oh Jinx I was soooo happy this early morning to be able to open the windows...ahhhh....fresh air!

It looks like the cooling trend is finally going to kick in this weekend.

Was up in Jerome on Friday & it was so nice & cool there.

I finally got some pie at Rock Springs! LOL


76 posted on 10/08/2012 3:53:19 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (A Taxpayer Voting for Obama is Like a Chicken Voting for Col. Sanders)
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To: AZamericonnie

Oh, man, pie at Rock Springs cafe! What a treat!
You were in Jerome? You were literally a stone’s throw from Nana’s sister’s place in Cottonwood. We’ve heard about it being cooler there.


77 posted on 10/08/2012 4:05:45 PM PDT by HiJinx (Bring back public hangings!)
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To: HiJinx

Jack Daniels pecan pie.....heaven! Cute lil place.

I really like Cottonwood. It has a nice feel. Course Jerome is nothing but a tourist spot anymore. Lot’s of gift shops & hippies. :)

I can’t believe the Cupcake Commando is going to be 9 yrs....where does the time go?


78 posted on 10/08/2012 4:16:27 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (A Taxpayer Voting for Obama is Like a Chicken Voting for Col. Sanders)
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To: ConorMacNessa

WooHoo!!!! Great news Conor!


79 posted on 10/08/2012 4:17:42 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (A Taxpayer Voting for Obama is Like a Chicken Voting for Col. Sanders)
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To: AZamericonnie
Thanks very much, Connie! It's quite a relief to get rid of it!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

80 posted on 10/08/2012 4:32:33 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Good Evening To Our Valiant Troops, To Our Vets, To Our Families, Our FRiends, Our Allies And To All Canteen Denizens!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe, especially those in combat!



Evening Colors
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May The Lord Protect And Uphold Our Troops In Their Vital Mission!

May He Keep Safe Their Families During Their Time Of Separation!

May He Preserve And Uphold The American Nation In This Time Of Adversity!





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

81 posted on 10/08/2012 5:08:11 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Does Murfie have her fall coat?

Good morning Kathy and (((HUGS))) to you too. Yup, we are letting her hair grow out for the cooler weather.

82 posted on 10/09/2012 5:46:05 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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