1st. Lt. Douglas Bernard Fournet

1st. Lt. Douglas Bernard Fournet (HM2GWB)

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N 30° 30.928', W 92° 50.963'

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B. May 7, 1943 | K.I.A. May 4, 1968 Vietnam

Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States
Army during the War in Vietnam as a First Lieutenant in Company B, 1st Battalion
7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). He was awarded the CMOH for his
bravery at A Shau Valley in the Republic of Vietnam on May 4, 1968. His citation
reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life
above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Fournet, Infantry, distinguished himself in
action. His Medal was posthumously presented to his family at the White House by
President Richard M. Nixon on April 7, 1970
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Date Added Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 8:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 514450 N 3375915
Decimal Degrees30.51546667, -92.84938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 30.928', W 92° 50.963'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 30' 55.68" N, 92° 50' 57.78" W
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