May 30, 2012
The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest honor presented to military personnel for actions above and beyond the call of duty. Twenty-five soldiers having Arkansas connections have received the medal. One recipient was Edgar H. Lloyd, a World War II soldier serving in the 319th Infantry from Mississippi County. Before the medal could be personally presented, he was killed by sniper fire on November 16, 1944. He is buried on the grounds of the Mississippi County courthouse near this monument dedicated to him and all local soldiers killed in both world wars.