Proctor Park

Proctor Park (HM1BBK)

Location: New Whiteland, IN 46184 Johnson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 33.828', W 86° 6.646'

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Joseph E. Proctor

Joseph E. Proctor
Killed in action May 3, 2006
Awarded Silver Star
Tammin, Iraq

WCHS Graduate 1987

When I first arrived on the scene 15 minutes after the blast, a lightly wounded Iraqi approached me and told me "Proctor kill driver. Make truck stop."

The first realization was how incredibly wrong I was in my assessment of the Iraqi's story. The second realization was how clear it became that Proctor had done what very few men in this world could ever imagine.

A dump truck packed with an estimated 350 lbs. of explosives charged the strong point and breached the wall. Before it could make it to the barracks area where dozens sleep, the driver was shot dead by Sergeant Joe Proctor.

Proctor, without hesitation, opened fire on the truck, which was bearing down on him, killing the driver and bringing the vehicle to a stop. Seconds later the vehicle detonated, killing Sergeant Proctor, and Marine Corps Captain (Brian) Letendre instantly.

Sergeant Joseph Proctor need not be made more of in death than he was in life. In a world full of phonies, Proctor told it like it was.

In his absence we mourn him, comforted by the knowledge that he died the way he lived, standing yards taller than his frame, with courage and strength.

Nick Miccareli
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 576386 N 4379722
Decimal Degrees39.56380000, -86.11076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.828', W 86° 6.646'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 49.68" N, 86° 6' 38.76" W
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Area Code(s)317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 422 Co Rd 600 N, New Whiteland IN 46184, US
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