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Private Lloyd G. McCarter, USA (February 16-19, 1945)

http://suttontherapy.com/farious/popup-pomo.php Lloyd G. McCarter was born in St. Maries, Idaho on May 11, 1917. He was a member of the Idaho National Guard who was federalized for service in the United States Army during World War II. He also volunteered for airborne training, and was a member of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment. The 503rd’s combat jump onto the Philippine island of Corregidor on February 16, 1945 gave the regiment its nickname – “The Rock”, also the nickname of the island itself.

http://theherbalist.co.nz/wp-json/ During the first four days of the battle on Corregidor, McCarter cemented himself as one of our nation’s greatest heroes and was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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