The Early Years
(12 Jul 1921 -
27 Jan 1942)
Army Air Forces
(28 Jan 1942 -
1 Aug 1943)
(2 Aug 1943 -
31 Jul 2006)
(1 Aug 2006 -
Official MOH Citations:
US Air Force
Medal of Honor Society
2nd Lt. Lloyd Herbert "Pete"
(12 Jul 1921 - 1 Aug 1943)
H. HUGHES FIRST AGGIE TO GET AWARD
COLLEGE STATION, March 8 (AP) - As far as can be learned, 2nd Lt. Lloyd H.
Hughes of Corpus Christi and San Antonio, is the first Texas A. and M. college
ex-student to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Lloyd, who lost his life Aug. 1, 1943, when he flew a bomber in the Ploesti,
Rumania oil field raid, attended A. and M. as a freshman for two semesters. The
Ward department announced March 4 (1944) that Hughes had been awarded the Medal of
Source: Personal papers. Newspaper
article from Page 9 of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Jefferson
County, Texas, USA, dated Wednesday, 8 Mar 1944.
Created: 17 Jul 2008