Robert McToureous Jr. Memorial Park - Altoona, Florida
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N 28° 57.715 W 081° 38.977
17R E 436704 N 3203940
Located at 42100 State Road 19, it is adjacent to the Altoona Post Office.
Waymark Code: WMZFEM
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/03/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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The Park is a Memorial to Robert M McToureous, Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions in World War Two.

Classified 4F by his local Draft Board, young Robert personally financed two operations necessary to alter his draft status. Eventually enlisting in the Marines in 1944, Pvt. McTureous suffered mortal wounds June 7, 1945, during the fighting on Okinawa. The Medal of Honor citation reads, in part, that “By his fearless initiative and bold tactics, …had succeeded in neutralizing the enemy fire, killing six Japanese troops and effectively disorganizing the reminder of the savagely defending garrison.”

His grave is in the Glendale Cemetery in Umatilla, Florida.
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