Whitt Lloyd Moreland, PFC

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Whitt Lloyd Moreland, PFC

Birthplace: Waco, TX, United States
Death: May 29, 1951 (21)
Kwagch'i-Dong, Korea (KIA hand grenade)
Place of Burial: Mt Ida, AR, United States
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Whitt Lloyd Moreland, PFC

The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor



Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.). Place and date: Kwagch'i-Dong, Korea, 29 May 1951. Entered service at: Austin, Tex. Born: 7 March 1930, Waco, Tex.


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an intelligence scout attached to Company C, in action against enemy aggressor forces. Voluntarily accompanying a rifle platoon in a daring assault against a strongly defended enemy hill position, Pfc. Moreland delivered accurate rifle fire on the hostile emplacement and thereby aided materially in seizing the objective. 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 handgrenades on his group. Quick to act despite the personal danger involved, he kicked several of the grenades off the ridge line 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. His heroic initiative and valiant spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of certain death reflect the highest credit upon Pfc. Moreland and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

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Whitt Lloyd Moreland, PFC's Timeline

March 7, 1930
Waco, TX, United States
May 29, 1951
Age 21
Kwagch'i-Dong, Korea
Mt Ida, AR, United States