21 October 2010

The Yarbrough Men

Hubert Cleveland Yarbrough (1887-1968):
Brother of Walter L. Yarbrough &
Uncle of Melvin Leon Yarbrough.

Walter L. Yarbrough (1894-1971):
Brother of Hubert C. Yarbrough &
Uncle of Melvin Leon Yarbrough.

Melvin Leon Yarbrough (1923-1950) was born in Macon, Georgia to Earnest E. Yarbrough, a brother of Hubert and Walter Yarbrough. Melvin, a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps, was killed in action while "fighting the enemy in Korea." His death was "hostile," and the cause was "multiple fragmentation wounds." Melvin was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Each of these military men were laid to rest in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery at Lizella, Bibb County, Georgia.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Melvin was shot on Iwo Jima during ww2

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