Oliver Prince Smith

Oliver Prince Smith (HM26J1)

Location: Menard, TX 76859 Menard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 55', W 99° 47.01'

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1893 - 1977

—Born in Menard, Texas —

Was a General in the United States Marine Corps and a highly decorated combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He is most noted for commanding the 1st Marine Division in Korea during the Inchon invasion and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir where his Division was completely surrounded by 8 to 10 Chinese divisions, outnumbering the Marines 10 to 1. He led the "Breakout" which saved the Division, an epic battle famous in Marine Corps history. He retired at the rank of four-star General, being advanced in rank for having been specially commended for heroism in combat.
HM NumberHM26J1
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Date Added Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 425136 N 3420629
Decimal Degrees30.91666667, -99.78350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 55', W 99° 47.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 55' 0" N, 99° 47' 0.59999999999988" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 227 Ranch Rd 2092, Menard TX 76859, US
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