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  McPHERSON, Hugh David, Jr.

Rank:

Captain

 

 

Service Branch:

U.S. Army

Serial Number:

 

Division:

Y-Force Operations Staff, China Theatre

Regiment:

 

Function:

instructor and advisor to Chinese Army

Status:

Died non-battle of illness in China

Date of death:

August 14, 1945

Place of death:

Paoshan, China

Age at death:

21

Awards:

Bronze Star

Burial 1:

 

Burial 2:

Remains moved to
Greenlawn Cemetery
December 17, 1948

Grave number:

 

Cenotaph:


Born:

December 12, 1923

Hometown:

Dillon, South Carolina

Family:

Parents:
Hugh David McPherson, Sr. (1895 - 1981)
Thelma Hendricks McPherson (1902 - 1998)

Spouse:


Children:


Siblings:
Arthur C. McPherson

Additional information:

Born in Charleston, South Carolina; graduated from Porter Military Academy in 1941. Attended Clemson College until entering service March 1, 1943. Flown from India over the Himalayan hump into China January 12, 1944. Fought through the Burma campaign with the Chinese army.
See obituary, this site.

 


Research by: Victoria Proctor, genealogist

Sources: Dillon County War Memorial, NARA, The Dillon Herald August 30, 1945 (report of death) and December 18, 1948 issues, tombstone, Clemson University

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