First Lt. Baldomero Lopez

First Lt. Baldomero Lopez (HML71)

Location: Tampa, FL 33602 Hillsborough County
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N 27° 56.939', W 82° 27.391'

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Tampa Native

— Awarded Congressional Medal Of Honor —

During the Inchon invasion in Korea, September 15, 1950, Marine 1st Lieutenant Lopez's platoon was engaging the enemy. Exposing himself to hostile fire he attempted to hurl a grenade into the pillbox whose fire was pinning them down. Wounded, he fell and dropped the grenade. Dragging his body forward, critically wounded and unable to grasp the grenade, he sacrificed himself rather than endanger the lives of his men. With his wounded right arm, he cradled the grenade under him absorbing the full impact of the explosion. With courage and devotion to duty, he gallantly gave his life for his men and his country.
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HM NumberHML71
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Year Placed1981
Placed ByCitizens of Tampa, The Tampa Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 356715 N 3092404
Decimal Degrees27.94898333, -82.45651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.939', W 82° 27.391'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 56.34" N, 82° 27' 23.46" W
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Area Code(s)813, 727, 305, 863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 N Marion St, Tampa FL 33602, US
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