— 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series|
|Placed By||Citizens of Tampa, The Tampa Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 356715 N 3092404|
|Decimal Degrees||27.94898333, -82.45651667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 27° 56.939', W 82° 27.391'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||27° 56' 56.34" N, 82° 27' 23.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||813, 727, 305, 863|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-499 N Marion St, Tampa FL 33602, US|
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