Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Private First Class Whitt L. Moreland
1930 - 1951
United States Marine Corps Reserve
• Medal of Honor Recipient •
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, First Battalion, Fifth Marines in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on May 29, 1951. Voluntarily accompanying a rifle platoon in a daring assault against a strongly defended enemy hill position, Private First Class 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 fireswept area, almost reached the hostile emplacement when the enemy launched a volley of hand grenades on his group. Quick to act despite the personal danger involved, he kicked several of the grenades off the ridgeline where they exploded harmlessly and, while attempting to kick away another, slipped and fell near the deadly missile. Aware that the sputtering grenade
/S/Harry S. Truman
• Memorial Erected by his Friends •
Erected by His Friends.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean.
Location. 30° 29.315′ N, 99° 45.859′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Memorial is at the intersection of North 4th Street and College Street, on the left when traveling north on North 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Russell Keith Fleming (a few steps from this marker); Burt M. Fleming (a few steps from this marker); City of Junction (within shouting distance of this marker); South Llano Crossing (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Post Office (about 400 feet Kimble County (about 400 feet away); Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers (about 500 feet away); Junction's First Waterworks (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
Also see . . . Whitt L. Moreland. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.