Donald Truesdell Memorial

Donald Truesdell Memorial (HM1690)

Location: Camden, SC 29020 Kershaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 14.004', W 80° 36.726'

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Medal of Honor Recipient

Donald Leroy Truesdell
Aug. 26. 1906
Sept. 21, 1993
Medal of Honor Recipient
Place/Citation: Costancia,
Northern Nicaragua 1932
Truesdell, serving in Nicaragua as second in command of a guardia national patrol, was sent out on mission with orders to make contact with a previously discovered group of outlaws on the 24th of April 1932. During the search a rifle grenade fell from its carrier, struck a nearby rock, and ignited. Seeing that several patrol members were in danger, Truesdell rushed forward, grasped the grenade and attempted to hurl it away. The grenade exploded blowing off Truesdell's hand, part of his arm, and inflicting several other major injuries on his body; however by taking the brunt of the explosion he saved the other members of his patrol from serious injury or loss of life.
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HM NumberHM1690
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Placed ByJames Leroy Belk Post 17, the American Legion, Camden, SC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 535723 N 3788103
Decimal Degrees34.23340000, -80.61210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 14.004', W 80° 36.726'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 14' 0.24" N, 80° 36' 43.56" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4033-4075 Memorial Ave, Camden SC 29020, US
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