Kentucky Medal Of Honor Memorial, a War Memorial

Kentucky Medal Of Honor Memorial, a War Memorial (HM1Z05)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.253', W 85° 45.544'

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Medal Of Honor

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The Medal of Honor

America's highest award for combat valor, the Medal of Honor is presented to armed forces personnel who risked - and often gave - their lives in service to our country. It is bestowed on the few who have performed acts of the most conspicuous gallantry, rising far above and beyond the call of duty in the presence of an armed enemy. The Medal of Honor is a symbol of American heroism that has no equal.
John C. Squires
Sergeant, United States Army
May 19, 1925 - May 23, 1944

Jefferson County Native John C. Squires was the first Kentuckian to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II. His courage in April 1944 enabled his company to secure a stronghold on Italy's Spaccassasi Creek by single-handedly capturing 21 enemy soldiers. Squires was killed in action the following month, four days after his 19th birthday. This sculpture depicts Squires on the night of his heroic action.
Dedicated by
Jefferson County Commissioner Russ Maple
November 12, 2001
Sculpted by
Doyle Glass

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Kentucky's Medal of Honor Recipients

Civil War (1861-1865)

Army Captain William
P. Black · Army Private John H. Callahan · Army Sergeant John S. Darrough · Army Private John Davis · Army Drummer William H. Horsfall · Army Private Aaron Hudson · Army Private Henry B. Mattingly · Army Sergeant Francis M. McMillen · Navy Landsman Daniel Noble · Army Private Oliver P. Rood · Army Sergeant Andrew J. Smith · Army Private William Steinmetz · Army Doctor Mary E. Walker · Army Major John F. Weston · Army Colonel James A. Williamson
Indian Campaigns (1870-1891)

Army Second Lieutenant Thomas Cruse · Army First Sergeant William L. Day · Army Corporal John J. Givens · Army Private William M. Harris · Army Captain John B. Kerr · Army Private Franklin M. McDonald · Army Private George D. Scott · Army Sergeant Thomas Shaw · Army Private Thomas W. Stivers · Army Private Thomas Sullivan · Army Saddler Otto E. Volt · Army Sergeant Brent Woods
Actions in Peacetime (1871-1910)

Navy Seaman Edward W. Boers · Navy Watertender Edward A. Clary · Navy Quarter Gunner George Holt
Wars of American Expansion (1897-1902)
Army Colonel J. Franklin Bell · Army First Lieutenant Benjamin F. Hardaway · Army Private James J.Nash
World War I (1917-1919)

Army Sergeant Willie Sandlin

World War II (1941-1945)

Marine Corps Corporal Richard E. Bush · Army Technical Sergeant Morris E. Crain · Marine Corps Private
First Class Leonard F. Mason · Marine Corps Reserve Private First Class Wesley Phelps · Army Private Wilburn K. Ross · Marine Corps Private First Class Luther Skaggs, Jr · Army Staff Sergeant Junior J. Spurrier · Army Sergeant John C. Squires
Korean War (1950-1953)

Marine Corps Captain William E. Barber · Marine Corps Private First Class William B. Baugh · Army Corporal John W. Collier · Army First Lieutenant Carl H. Dodd · Army Second Lieutenant Darwin K. Kyle · Army Private First Class David M. Smith · Army Private First Class Ernest E. West
Vietnam War (1961-1975)

Army Sergeant Charles C. Fleck · Army Staff Sergeant Don Jenkins · Army Private First Class Billy L. Lauffer · Army Sergeant First Class Gary L. Littrell · Marine Corps Second Lieutenant John J. McGinty III · Army Private First Class David P. Nash · Marine Corps Lance Corporal Joe C. Paul
War in Afghanistan

Marine Corps Sergeant Dakota Meyer
HM NumberHM1Z05
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Date Added Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DARY SKAGGS  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608575 N 4234749
Decimal Degrees38.25421667, -85.75906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.253', W 85° 45.544'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 15.18" N, 85° 45' 32.64" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-527 US-60, Louisville KY 40202, US
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