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(12 Jul 1921 -
27 Jan 1942)

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


Images


1930's - Plasuela Street sign where Pete lived in Refugio, Refugio County, Texas, USA.


Refugio High School photo, probably 1938 or 1939.

              
1930's - Mary Margaret Baucom and the book Pete signed.

  
1940 - Mary Margaret Baucom and Pete and the note he wrote to her.

  
1942 - Hazel Dean EWING and Pete

          
1942-1943 - Pete's military images


18 Jan 1943


a -24D Liberator


An illustration of "Ole Kickapoo" by Andy Gaster

  
1943 - Crew of the "Ole Kickapoo"

        
1943 - Hughes, Helder, Pear and McLoughlin

              
1943 - Mix, Kase, Smith, Wilson, Dalton and Hoff

  
1943 - Bank of England Ten Shillings


1943 - Letter from Ronald Lee Helder to his parents

 
1943 - Photos taken of Pete's B-24 going down 1 Aug 1943. (Photo by unknown U.S. Air Force photographer.)


1943 - Wreckage of the "Ole Kickapoo"

  
1944 - "Nation’s Highest Decoration Given"


1944 - Text of Pete's Medal of Honor citation


1950 - Pete's reburial services notice

              
Pete's succession of grave markers at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA

     
1959 - Statement of Military Service from the U.S. Air Force


1964 - Dedication of Hughes Hall at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona

    
1969 - Dedication of Lloyd H. Hughes Hall at Texas A&M University


1969 - Newspaper article "A&M Renames Dorms for Medal Winners"

           
1993 - Commemoration and Unveiling at the Corps of Cadets Center at Texas A&M University

           
The bronze bas reliefs by Lawrence M. Ludtke of the Seven Aggies at the Corps of Cadets Center at Texas A&M University

         
Images of the Seven Aggies from the Texas A&M University archives


2003 - South Texas Heroes

    
2006 - Pete's Medal of Honor as photographed at the Refugio County Museum
 

  
2007 - The "locally reproduced replica" or "specimen medal" on display in the Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA.
 

May 2008 - Case where Pete's Medal of Honor is being displayed at the Corps of Cadets Center at Texas A&M University.
 

18 Sep 2009 - Pete's Medal of Honor at the Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center at Texas A&M University,
 


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