Liddle, William, HM3

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Last Rank
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer
Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Primary Unit
1941-1942, HM-8404, 5th Marine Regiment
Service Years
1937 - 1942

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer

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Casualty Date
Aug 19, 1942
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Solomon Islands
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation Dragon Palace I
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1937, Navy Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), U
 Unit Assignments
Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL, US Navy(Navy) HM Hospital Corpsman A SchoolField Medical Service School1st Marine Division, I MEF
5th Marine Regiment
  1937-1937, Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL, US Navy
  1938-1938, (Navy) HM Hospital Corpsman A School
  1941-1941, HM-8404, Field Medical Service School
  1941-1942, HM-8404, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1941-1942, HM-8404, 5th Marine Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
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USS Liddle (DE-206/APD-60), a Buckley class destroyer escort of the United States Navy, was named in honor of Pharmacist's Mate Third Class William P. Liddle (1919-1942), who was killed in action, while serving with the 1st Marine Division, during the Battle of Guadalcanal on 19 August 1942. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.
Born 27 January 1919 in Richlands, Va., William Porter Liddle, Jr., enlisted in the Navy 2 July 1937. Assigned to Company L, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during the Guadalcanal campaign, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Liddle was killed 19 August 1942. "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity during the action against enemy Japanese forces...," he was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal. The citation continued: "During vigorous attacks by our force on the Japanese-held village of Matanikao, Liddle, with cool courage and utter disregard for his own personal safety continuously exposed himself to hostile machinegun and rifle fire in order to administer to his wounded comrades. He gallantly gave up his life in the service of his country."
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