Corporal Duane E. Dewey

Corporal Duane E. Dewey (HM15X2)

Location: South Haven, MI 49090 Van Buren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 24.204', W 86° 16.325'

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During the Korean War, Corporal Duane Edgar Dewey of the 2nd Battalion 5th Marines from South Haven, was the first person to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor from then President Eisenhower. He earned the nation's highest award for heroism on April 16, 1952 when, although already wounded, he smothered and exploding enemy grenade with his own body to save the lives of his comrades.
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HM NumberHM15X2
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 559902 N 4694823
Decimal Degrees42.40340000, -86.27208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.204', W 86° 16.325'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 12.24" N, 86° 16' 19.50" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 559 Phoenix Rd, South Haven MI 49090, US
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