William Deane Hawkins
William Deane Hawkins (April 18, 1914 – November 21, 1943) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was posthumously awarded the United States' highest military honor – the Medal of Honor – for heroic actions and sacrifice of life during the World War II Battle of Tarawa.

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William D. Hawkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Deane Hawkins (April 18, 1914 – November 21, 1943) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was posthumously awarded the United States' ...
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MOH Citation: 1stLt William Deane Hawkins [Archive] - Military Photos
64 years ago this week. Seemed fitting to post this about him.
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THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T QUIT – First Lt. William Deane Hawkins ...
Feb 25, 2012 ... BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D. Born on April 18, 1914 in Fort Scott, Kansas, William Deane Hawkins had a tough start in life. When he was a ...
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Final Resting Place of 1stLt William Deane Hawkins Birthday Party!
The Official Publication of the Second Marine Division Association. The Last Post. Final Resting Place of 1stLt William Deane Hawkins. By Rocky and Norm ...
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First Lieutenant HAWKINS, WILLIAM DEAN, US Marine Corps
HAWKINS, WILLIAM DEAN. Rank: First Lieutenant. Organization: U.S. Marine Corps. Company: Division: Born: 19 .April 1914, Fort Scott, Kans. Departed: Yes ...
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A Guy Named Hawkins | Marine Corps Gazette
Nov 4, 2010 ... William Deane Hawkins was born April 19, 1914, in Fort Scott, Kansas. He died of wounds, a first lieutenant of the United States Marine Corps ...
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US People--Hawkins, William D., First Lieutenant, USMCR
First Lieutenant William D. Hawkins, USMCR, (1914-1943). William Deane Hawkins was born on 18 April 1914 in Fort Scott, Kansas. He moved to El Paso, ...
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HAWKINS, WILLIAM DEAN - Texas State Historical Association
HAWKINS, WILLIAM DEAN (1914–1943). William Dean (Hawk) Hawkins, Medal of Honor recipient, was born at Fort Scott, Kansas, to Mrs. C. Jane Hawkins, ...
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Medal of Honor Recipient – William Deane Hawkins |
May 18, 2011 ... Cadillac Texas Spirit honors Texas native Medal of Honor recipient William Deane Hawkins, Guadalcanal campaign during the Battle of the ...
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William Dean Hawkins (1914 - 1943) - Find A Grave Memorial
Aug 23, 2003 ... Birth: Apr. 19, 1914. Fort Scott Bourbon County Kansas, USA. Death: Nov. 21, 1943, Kiribati. World War II Congressional Medal of Honor ...
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May 18, 2011 ... William Deane Hawkins was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on September 18, ... of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Texas at El Paso) on a ...
William Dean Hawkins [11221] - Texas State Cemetery
Hawkins skipped the fifth grade and graduated from high school at age sixteen. He attended the Texas School of Mines (University of Texas at El Paso) on a ...
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HAWKINS, WILLIAM DEAN - TSHA - University of North Texas
William Dean (Hawk) Hawkins, Medal of Honor recipient, was born at Fort Scott, Kansas, to Mrs. C. Jane Hawkins, on April 19, 1914. He attended Lamar and ...
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William Deane Hawkins was born 18 April 1914 in Fort Scott, Kansas. When he was a baby, he suffered an accident which scarred him for life. A neighbor upset ...
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Archival finding aid for William Dean Notebooks. ... William Dean was a graduate of Columbia University in 1855. In 1859 .... H4 1860) Hawkins, B. Waterhouse.
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Heritage Years: Second Marine Division Commemorative Anthology, ...
Heritage Years: Second Marine Division Commemorative Anthology, ...
Bill Banning, 1988
WILLIAM. DEANE. HAWKINS. by. William. J. Schneikart,. H&S. Company,. Second. Marine. Regt. Smoke plume of burning supplies on Tulagi following the attack. I suppose that this Matson liner had been accustomed to carrying about one ...
Utmost savagery: the three days of Tarawa
Utmost savagery: the three days of Tarawa
Joseph H. Alexander, 1995
Former noncommissioned officers Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman and William Deane Hawkins received combat commissions as first lieutenants. William J. Bordelon's strong leadership and coolness under fire resulted in a meritorious ...
Hard Corps: Legends of the Marine Corps
Hard Corps: Legends of the Marine Corps
Andrew Anthony Bufalo, 2004
Colonel David M. Shoup, Tarawa, 21 November 1943 Lieutenant William Deane Hawkins had a certain cowboy look about him, and was handsome despite the burn scars on his face. Everyone called him 'Hawk.' He had worked as a ranch ...
Tarawa 1943: The turning of the tide
Tarawa 1943: The turning of the tide
Derrick Wright, 2012
1st Lieutenant William Deane Hawkins Though born in Kansas, Hawkins spent most of his life in El Paso, Texas. Several attempts to join the Army and the Army Air Corps were unsuccessful because of severe scarring on his body caused by a ...
76 Hours: The Invasion of Tarawa
76 Hours: The Invasion of Tarawa
John E. Lane, 2010
WILLIAM. DEANE. HAWKINS. First Lieutenant, USMC 2d Marines November 20– 21, 1943 Died of Wounds For valorous and gallant conduct above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of a Scout Sniper Platoon attached to the ...
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William Deane Hawkins
THE MAN WHO WOULDN’T QUIT – First Lt. William Deane Hawkins, US Marine Corps, WWII, Medal of Honor (1914-1943) | Hawaii Reporter
BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D. Born on April 18, 1914 in Fort Scott, Kansas, William Deane Hawkins had a tough start in life. When he was a young
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Medal of Honor Recipient – William Deane Hawkins |
Cadillac Texas Spirit honors Texas native Medal of Honor recipient William Deane Hawkins, Guadalcanal campaign during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons.
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Tales from the Morgue: 1944: El Paso Mother To Receive Hero Son’s Award From FDR
Mrs. C. Jane Hawkins will leave Tuesday for Washington, D.C., where, Mrs. Roosevelt had advised her, the President will present her with the Congressional Medal of Honor, awarded posthumously to her son, First Lt. William Deane Hawkins. The airfield, which...
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Hometown heroes - Photog Blog | Photojournalism by El Paso Times
Ramon Guillen solemnly looks over the Medal of Honor Hometown Heroes exhibit at the El Paso International Airport March 28. Guillen is the nephew of Medal of Honor recipient Marine Staff Sgt. Ambrosio Guillen, center portrait, who was one of three servicemen honored. The other Medal of Honor honorees who...
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1st Lt W.D. Hawkins | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
William Deane Hawkins was born 18 April 1914 in Fort Scott, Kansas. When he was a baby, he suffered an accident which scarred him for life. A neighbor upset a can of scalding hot water over him and it was a year before his mother was able to cure the muscular damage by massage and he could walk again. When he was five, the family moved to El Paso, Texas; when he was eight, his father died and his mother had to seek outside employment. She was employed as the secretary to a high school principal and, later, as a teacher in the El Paso Technical Institute. An excellent student, he skipped fifth grade at LaMar and Alta Vista Schools and graduated from El Paso High School when he was 16. He won a scholarship to the Texas College of Mines, where he studied engineering. During summer vacations, he delivered magazines and sold newspapers, and worked as a bellhop, ranch hand, and railroad laborer. When he was 21, he went to Tacoma, Washington, to work. At 23, he was an engineer for a Los Angeles title-insurance company. After Pearl Harbor was attacked, he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve, 5 January 1942, and was assigned to the 7th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, San Diego. He had tried unsuccessfully to enter both the Army and the Navy Air Corps, but his scars prevented his being accepted. Now, as a Marine, he joined the 2d Marines, 2d Marine Division, completed Scout Snipers' School at Camp Elliott, San Diego, and on 1 July 1942 embarked on board the USS Crescent City for the Pacific area. A private first class when he went overseas, he was quickly promoted to corporal and then sergeant. On 17 November 1942, he was commissioned a second lieutenant while taking part in the Guadalcanal campaign in the battle for the Solomons. On 1 June 1943, he was promoted to first lieutenant. Less than six months later, he was killed in action leading a scout-sniper platoon in the attack on Betio Island during the assault on Tarawa. During the two-day assault, 1stLt Hawkins led attacks on pill boxes and installations, personally initiated an assault on a hostile position fortified by five enemy machine guns, refused to withdraw after being seriously wounded and destroyed three more pill boxes before he was mortally wounded, 21 November 1943. For his actions above and beyond the call of duty, 1stLt Hawkins was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Robert Sherrod, then Editor of The Saturday Evening Post, wrote the following about the Marine platoon leader: "Hawkins had told me aboard the ship that he would put his platoon of men up against any company of soldiers on earth and guarantee to win. He was slightly wounded by shrapnel as he came ashore in the first wave, but the furthest thing from his mind was to be evacuated. He led his platoon into the forest of coconut palms. During a day and a half he personally cleaned out six Jap machine gun nests, sometimes standing on top of a track and firing point blank at four or five men who fired back at him from behind blockhouses. Lieutenant Hawkins was wounded a second time, but he still refused to retire. To say that his conduct was worthy of the highest traditions of the Marine Corps is like saying the Empire State Building is moderately high." His remains were eventually interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. In recognition of his leadership and daring action against enemy positions, the air strip on Betio Island was named Hawkins Field in honor of the Marine hero. With his unit 1stLt Hawkins also shared in the two Presidential Unit Citations awarded the 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) for heroic action during the Guadalcanal and Tarawa campaigns.
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Medal of Honor recipients honored at El Paso International Airport - El Paso Times
Two Marines and a soldier cited for valor under combat were honored Thursday with the unveiling of the Medal of Honor Hometown Heroes Exhibit at El Paso International Airport. ›› Photos: Medal of Honor recipients honored at El Paso International Airport
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The Bourbon County Review: The Greatest Generation
I spend a lot of time at the post office. My online business generates a fair amount of international shipping and those packages go to the counter rather than the loading dock.
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Naval Warfare: USS Hawkins (DD-873, DDR-873)
Figure 1: USS Hawkins (DDR-873) alongside the newly-completed USS Independence (CVA-62) during replenishment exercises, May 1959. Official US Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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Kapaun to get Medal of Honor in April | Wichita Eagle
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MEDALS OF VALOR: First Lieutenant William Dean Hawkins
Date & Location: November 20 and 21, 1943 - TarawaFor valorous and gallant conduct above and beyond the call of duty as commanding officer of a Scout Sniper Platoon attached to the Assault Regiment in action against Japanese-held Tarawa in the Gilbert Island, 20 and 21 November 1943. The first to disembark from the jeep lighter, 1st Lt.
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