Hurshall Watt Hooker

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Tomball, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A PRIVATE WITH THE FIRST BATTALION, SECOND MARINES, REINFORCED DURING ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS AREA. ON THE EARLY MORNING OF 4 NOVEMBER 1942, HE HAD SAVED THE LIFE OF HIS IMPERILED COMRADE. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART.