Texas Aggie Medals of Honor: Seven Heroes of World War II

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Every Medal of Honor represents a story of gallantry, courage, and sacrifice. Conceived in the early 1860s, the Medal of Honor, awarded “in the name of the Congress of the United States,” has been presented to more than 3,000 members of the United States armed forces. Seven of the 464 Medals of Honor awarded during World War II went to Texas Aggies.

Author James R. Woodall, a 1950 graduate of Texas A&M University and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, carried out a ...

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Overview

Every Medal of Honor represents a story of gallantry, courage, and sacrifice. Conceived in the early 1860s, the Medal of Honor, awarded “in the name of the Congress of the United States,” has been presented to more than 3,000 members of the United States armed forces. Seven of the 464 Medals of Honor awarded during World War II went to Texas Aggies.

Author James R. Woodall, a 1950 graduate of Texas A&M University and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, carried out a dedicated search of archives, family collections, and scores of other resources to gather, for the first time, the complete stories of these seven courageous men.

Texas Aggie Medals of Honor will undoubtedly be of great interest to former students of Texas A&M University, members of the Corps of Cadets, and others associated with the university and its distinguished tradition of military training and service. But the book will also hold great appeal, in the words of one advance reader, “to those interested in the nation’s highest award for valor and the individual stories of ordinary men who did extraordinary things when confronted by life-threatening situations in combat.”

“ . . . a fast moving narrative of short, thoughtful portraits of the lives of seven World War II Texas Aggie Medal of Honor recipients. . . has meaning for readers both inside and outside the Texas Aggie Nation, and they will certainly grasp Woodall’s admiration for these seven men and appreciate his tenacious research into their histories.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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Editorial Reviews

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

"a fast moving narrative of short, thoughtful portraits of the lives of seven World War II Texas Aggie Medal of Honor recipients..."

"has meaning for readers both inside and outside the Texas Aggie Nation, and they will certainly grasp Woodall's admiration for these seven men and appreciate his tanacious research into their histories."

"Texas Aggie Medals of Honor has meaning for readers both inside and outside the Texas Aggie Nation."

— William McWhorter

From the Publisher

". . . a one-of-a-kind, scintillating story of seven innocent young Texas Aggies who went off to war and became heroes of the highest order. In a superbly organized and researched effort, Woodall tells their stories with completeness and eloquence.”—Thomas G. Darling ’54, Major General, USAF (Ret.), Commandant Emeritus

 “ . . . a fast moving narrative of short, thoughtful portraits of the lives of seven World War II Texas Aggie Medal of Honor recipients. . . has meaning for readers both inside and outside the Texas Aggie Nation, and they will certainly grasp Woodall’s admiration for these seven men and appreciate his tenacious research into their histories.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Henry C. Dethloff

“Col. Woodall has delved deeply in writing the story of Texas A&M’s seven Medal of Honor recipients. He brings to this task a life experience, an understanding, a commitment, and compassion like no other. This is a remarkable story, well told!”— Henry C. Dethloff, Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University; author of The Centennial History of Texas A&M University and Texas Aggies Go to War: In Service of Their Country
Southwestern Historical Quarterly - William McWhorter

" . . . a fast moving narrative of short, thoughtful portraits of the lives of seven World War II Texas Aggie Medal of Honor recipients. . . has meaning for readers both inside and outside the Texas Aggie Nation, and they will certainly grasp Woodall's admiration for these seven men and appreciate his tenacious research into their histories."--Southwestern Historical Quarterly
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Meet the Author


JAMES R. WOODALL ’50 holds, among other awards, the Silver Star and three Bronze Stars. Following his tenure as commandant of cadets at Texas A&M University, Colonel Woodall retired from the U.S. Army and presently makes his home in College Station.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps

Foreword James F. Hollingsworth Hollingsworth, James F.

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 The Search for the Texas Aggie Medals of Honor 1

2 History of the Medal of Honor 10

3 Lloyd Herbert Hughes Jr., Class of 1943 20

4 Thomas Weldon Fowler Sr., Class of 1943 42

5 George Dennis Keathley, Class of 1937 56

6 Horace Seaver Carswell Jr., Class of 1938 75

7 Turney White Leonard, Class of 1942 90

8 Eli Lamar Whiteley, Class of 1941 110

9 William George Harrell, Class of 1943 128

APPENDICES

A Medal of Honor Citation Lloyd H. Hughes Jr. Hughes, Lloyd H., Jr. 145

B Medal of Honor Citation Thomas W. Fowler Fowler, Thomas W. 147

C Medal of Honor Citation George D. Keathley Keathley, George D. 149

D Medal of Honor Citation Horace S. Carswell Jr. Carswell, Horace S., Jr. 151

E Medal of Honor Citation Turney W. Leonard Leonard, Turney W. 152

F Medal of Honor Citation Eli L. Whiteley Whiteley, Eli L. 153

G Medal of Honor Citation William G. Harrell Harrell, William G. 154

Notes 155

Bibliography 165

Index 167

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