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(12 Jul 1921 -
27 Jan 1942)

Army Air Forces
(28 Jan 1942 -
1 Aug 1943)

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(2 Aug 1943 -
31 Jul 2006)

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2nd Lt. Lloyd Herbert "Pete" Hughes, Jr.
(12 Jul 1921 - 1 Aug 1943)

The Del Mar College Former Students' Association in celebration of the 60th Anniversary

Unveiling of the


Saturday, July 29, 1995
E.L. Harvin Center
Del Mar College East Campus


Wall of Honor

Justice Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage


Second Lt. Lloyd Herbert "Pete" Hughes (Posthumous Award)
Born July 21 [sic - 12], 1921, in Alexandria, Louisiana, to Mrs. J.R. Jordan. Graduated from Refugio High School. Del Mar College student. Played basketball and graduated in May, 1941 [sic]. Transferred to Texas A&M University. Air Force Pilot who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, killed in action on August 1, 1943, in the air raid on the Ploesti oil fields in Romania during World War II.

Red McCombs



U.S. Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz (D-TX-27)


The Rev. Msgr. Richard John Shirley


Buddy Randel Venters


Wall of Honor Special Recognition




  • Pete was born on 12 Jul 1921 (Source: Statement of Military Service)

  • Pete did not graduate from Del Mar College. Del Mar College has refused to correct this error.

Source: family papers

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