RAIDERS Abbott, Lloyd Benjamin

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Abbott
  • FORENAME
Lloyd Benjamin
  • UNIT
1st Raider Battalion (Company D)
  • RANK
Private
  • NUMBER
470594
  • DATE OF DEATH
7th July 1943
  • AGE
  • GRAVESITE
Abbotts Creek Cemetery, Wallburg, North Carolina. Row 7, Section 3, Grave 18
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
resided Stokes County, North Carolina
born 1626, High Point, Stokes County, North Carolina, USA
father Colonel Elisha Abbott (1899-1980)
mother Nora L. (nee Mabe) Abbott (1898-1941)
Next of kin - Father, Mr Colonel Abbott, Route 1, High Point, North Carolina
13.10.1942 enlisted
KIA Solomon Islands
posthumous Silver Star
 

DATE OF DEATH:

07-Jul-1943

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/abbott-lloyd-benjamin.58232/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) (Posthumously) to Private Lloyd B. Abbott (MCSN: 470594), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for gallantry in action as a member of Company D, First Marine Raider Battalion, at Enogai, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 7 July 1943. In attacking a strong Japanese defensive position, all of the other men in his squad suddenly were pinned down by heavy enemy fire. Determined to continue the charge, Private Abbott pressed forward alone and succeeded in establishing an advanced position. His gallant action encouraged the other men to quickly follow and push the advance he had started, forcing the enemy to give ground and begin their withdrawal. In delivering the final blow, He gallantly gave his life for his country.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/35003

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15403822/lloyd-benjamin-abbott
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