Willie Sandlin

Willie Sandlin (HM1EIS)

Location: Jackson, KY 41339 Breathitt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 33.234', W 83° 23.016'

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Kentuckys only medal of honor winner in World War I. Born at the head of Freeman fork of Longs Creek, Breathitt County, KY. Jan. 1. 1890. Single handedly destroyed three German machine gun nests. Killed 24 enemy soldiers near Bois De Froges France Sept. 26, 1918. Received medal for heroism July 19, 1919, died Leslie County, KY. age 59, May 29, 1949 of lingering lung infection, the result of inhaling poisonous gas during war. Originally buried in Leslie County. Re interred in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville KY.
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HM NumberHM1EIS
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 289449 N 4158991
Decimal Degrees37.55390000, -83.38360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.234', W 83° 23.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 14.04" N, 83° 23' 0.96" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1133-1135 State Hwy 3068, Jackson KY 41339, US
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