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Huggins Road Block Memorial

Text on the plaque:

"Capt. Meredith M. Huggins, USA
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."

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