Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (HM20BE)

Location: Lubbock, TX 79404 Lubbock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 33.831', W 101° 48.883'

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City of Lubbock Cemetery

In 1861, shortly after the first shots of the Civil War, America established the Congressional Medal of Honor. Given for extraordinary valor and sacrifice, it is the highest military decoration presented by the U.S. Government. Three medal recipients are memorialized at the City of Lubbock Cemetery.

In 1891, Sgt. Joseph F. Knight led a bold rescue of a cavalry company surrounded by hostile Sioux warriors. Knight led the attack resulting in the warriors' retreat, ultimately saving the lives of the cavalry troopers.

In 1945, PFC. Herman C. Wallace was clearing a road when he stepped on a German anti-personnel mine. Diving for the ground would cause the mine to kill those around him. Wallace put both feet on the mine, confining the explosion., sacrificing his life, and saving a number of his comrades from death and injury.

Major George A Davis, a decorated WWII ace fighter pilot, also served in the Korean War. In 1952, Davis bravely attacked 12 enemy aircraft to protect exposed allied support aircraft. Davis brought down two enemy planes, protected the ground support airplanes, and died when his own airplane succumbed to enemy fire.
HM NumberHM20BE
Year Placed2013
Placed ByLubbock County Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 238704 N 3717348
Decimal Degrees33.56385000, -101.81471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.831', W 101° 48.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 49.86" N, 101° 48' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3221 Teak Ave, Lubbock TX 79404, US
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