Sgt. Willie Sandlin

Sgt. Willie Sandlin (HM1L3J)

Location: Hyden, KY 41749 Leslie County
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N 37° 9.744', W 83° 22.434'

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Only Kentuckian to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War I. Born in Kentucky on Jan. 1, 1891. He enlisted 1917, serving as sergeant in 132d Inf., 33d Div. Medal was awarded for bravery, coolness in putting three machine-gun nests out of action, Sept. 26, 1918 at Bois de Forges, France. Residing in this county after War, he died May 29, 1949.
HM NumberHM1L3J
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series.
Marker Number631
Year Placed1964
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 15th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 289213 N 4115526
Decimal Degrees37.16240000, -83.37390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 9.744', W 83° 22.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 9' 44.64" N, 83° 22' 26.04" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22011 Main St, Hyden KY 41749, US
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