Marine Private First Class
— (Aug. 16, 1923 - Sept. 18, 1944) —Winner, Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism during the Allied Forces' invasion of Peleliu in the western Pacific in World War II. On July 21, 1945, he was decorated posthumously by presentation of his medal to his mother, Armstrong County Treasurer, Mrs. Lillabel Roan, in Claude. A navy destroyer in 1946 was christened with his name. Private Roan's grave is in the Marine Cemetery, Peleliu Island.
|Series||This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series|
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 283114 N 3890363|
|Decimal Degrees||35.13280000, -101.38040000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 7.968', W 101° 22.824'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 7' 58.08" N, 101° 22' 49.44" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 122 Co Rd 14, Claude TX 79019, US|
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