Roy Holland Elrod, Jr.

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Muleshoe, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A 2ND LIEUTENANT WITH A REGIMENTAL WEAPONS COMPANY ATTACHED TO A MARINE BATTALION. HE COMMANDED A HASTILY FORMED PLATOON IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY FORCES ON 15 AND 16 JANUARY 1943, ON GUADALCANAL. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART.