LeRoy P. Hunt
Recipient of the Purple Heart medalDied when: 75 years 328 days (910 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
LeRoy Philip Hunt (March 17, 1892 – February 8, 1968) was a highly decorated officer in the United States Marine Corps with the rank of general.
A veteran of World War I, he was decorated with the Navy Cross and Army Distinguished Service Cross, the United States military's two second-highest decorations awarded for valor in combat.
Hunt later served on Guadalcanal as commanding officer, 5th Marine Regiment during World War II, but was relieved of command due to poor leadership.
However he restored his career later and distinguished himself as commanding general, 2nd Marine Division at the end of War and during the Occupation of Japan.
He completed his service as commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic in 1951.
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