Henry Alexius Courtney, Jr., posthumous recipient of the Nation's highest
military award, the Medal of Honor, was killed in action at Okinawa as a
member of the 6th Marine Division on the night of 14-15 May 1945.
was born 6 January 1916, at Duluth, Minnesota. Before entering the
service, he had been admitted to the bar in Minnesota and Illinois, having
received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and his
doctor's degree from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.
Located in the northern part of Tengan, Gushikawa city and facing Kin
port, Camp Courtney is used mainly for living quarters and offices. Within
the facility, there is a theater, post office, bank, library, and church.
There are also medical facilities and recreational facilities such as a
gymnasium and baseball field.
Alexius Courtney, Jr.
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