March 31, 2021

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By Akers Editorial

Did you know?

0.4 min read| Published On: March 31st, 2021| 1 Comment|

Robert M. McTureous, Jr.

Altoona is the site of the McTureous Homestead and Museum, a 19th-century Cracker house and the childhood home of Medal of Honor recipient Robert M. McTureous, Jr., a U.S. Marine fatally wounded while fighting valiantly in Okinawa, Japan. He received the military’s highest decoration for his heroic efforts in killing six Japanese troops during a bloody battle. The museum’s military room displays Robert’s medals. His Medal of Honor is displayed at the Lake County Historical Museum in Tavares.

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    Dale April 3, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    I love the history and courageous as of all our ancestors. If it wasn’t for their fight, we wouldn’t be where we are now, so we n need to never forget.

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