Harold Lloyd Goodwin is a native of northeastern Oklahoma. He grew up in Adair County on a small family farm the oldest of nine children. He was married in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army 1st Division, Company G, 26th Infantry in France, Belgium and Germany during the Fall and Winter of 1944. He was seriously wounded in the Battle of Huertgen Forest near Merodes, Germany, on 1 December, 1944 and spent 19 months in various hospitals in Europe and the U.S. Goodwin was qualified as a rifleman, 30 Caliber BAR, and a Course A marksman and received numerous campaign medals and awards, including 2 Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. Upon his discharge from service and from the hospitals, he was told that he would have limited mobility and that this would diminish over time. But Goodwin served his family, community, state and nation in many roles until his passing on July 18, 2016.
Tahlequah Proudly honors Harold Goodwin who served as a PFC in the United States Army.