Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC

Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC (HMKMC)

Location: Versailles, KY 40383 Woodford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 3.213', W 84° 39.268'

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(front) Commanding general of US Marine Air Wing at invasion of Guadalcanal, 1942, WW II; and Korea, 1950. US Naval Academy, 1917. WW I. courageous and inspiring leader. His 21 combat decorations included army and navy Distinguished Service Medals, Legion of Merit wit 3 Gold Stars, Order of British Empire. Buried in Pisgah Cemetery.

Military Forebears
Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC, ancestors included: William Field, came to Ky. with Harrod, then fought in Dunmore's War, 1774. Col. John Field, killed at Point Pleasant, Dunmore's War, 1774. Capt. Benjamin Field, Revolution, 1780-81. Col. Ezekiel Field, Revolutionary War, died at Battle of Blue Licks, 1782. Gen. E. H. Field, a parade marshal at ceremonies of Boone reinterment, 1845. Fought in Mexican War, 1847. Gen. Charles Field, CSA, great Civil War leader who commanded half Lee's army, the only effective fighting force left to surrender at Appomattox.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1322
Year Placed1970
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 705795 N 4214353
Decimal Degrees38.05355000, -84.65446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.213', W 84° 39.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 12.78" N, 84° 39' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 606-650 KY-1967, Versailles KY 40383, US
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