Recipient, Medal of HonorA native of nearby Morgan County, Capt. Barber received our nation's highest decoration for bravery for heroically leading his Marine rifle company in a desperate five-day defense of a frozen mountain pass vital to the 1st Marine Division's breakout to the sea in December 1950 in the Chosin Reservoir campaign of the Korean War. Fighting in sub-zero weather against overwhelming odds, he was wounded on the first night of action, but refused evacuation and remained in action in command of his company. He was presented the Medal of Honor by President Truman at the White House on August 20, 1952.
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|Date Added||Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 286730 N 4229294|
|Decimal Degrees||38.18635000, -83.43511667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 11.181', W 83° 26.107'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 11' 10.86" N, 83° 26' 6.42" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 150 University Blvd, Morehead KY 40351, US|
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