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Camp McGill was named in honor of US Army Sergeant Troy A. McGill, Troop G, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor 11 September 1944, on General Orders 74 for his actions at Los Negros Islands, Admiralty Islands Group on 4 March 1944.

His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy at Los Negros Island, Admiralty Group, on 4 March 1944. In the early morning hours Sergeant McGill, with a squad of eight men, occupied a revetment which bore the brunt of a furious attack by approximately two-hundred drink-crazed enemy troops. Although covered by crossfire from machineguns on the right and left flank he could receive no support from the remainder of our troops stationed at his rear. All members of the squad were killed or wounded except Sergeant McGill and another man, whom he ordered to return to the next revetment. Courageously resolved to hold his position at all cost, he fired his weapon until it ceased to function. Then, with the enemy only five yards away, he charged from his foxhole in the face of certain death and clubbed the enemy with his rifle in hand to hand combat until he was killed. At dawn one hundred and five enemy dead were found around his position. Sergeant McGill's intrepid stand was an inspiration to his comrades and a decisive factor in the defeat of a fanatical enemy.

Sergeant McGill was born in Knoxville, Tennessee . He entered the service at Ada, Oklahoma.

Above data provided by Ray Bows, M/Sgt, USA ret. Ray is creating a great web site dedicated to identify the persons many military installations throughout the world have been named for.