|Huggins Road Block memorial to Captain Meredith M. Huggins
The plaque reads:
"Capt. Meredith M. Huggins,
3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment
32nd Division "Huggins Road Block"
November 1942 - December 1942
After his commanding officer was killed,
Capt. Huggins assumed command of companies of the 126th Infantry,
32nd Division, tasked with securing a tactical choke point
to thwart a rapid Japanese advance across the Kokoda Trail.
Huggins' bravery under fire and his ability to hold a numerically
superior Japanese force at bay, laid the groundwork for an
American victory in New Guinea. The place where he fought and was wounded on
5 December 1942, now bears the name "Huggins Road Block" in
honor of his valor. With grateful appreciation the American
Legion remembers Capt. Meredith M. Huggins."
Credit: Justin Taylan Date: August 31, 2005
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