John Tillman Melvin

John Tillman Melvin (HMP6U)

Location: Selma, AL 36701 Dallas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 24.431', W 87° 1.259'

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United States Navy R.F.

Erected by the Citizens of Selma
to Commemorate the Heroism of
Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin
United States Navy, R.F.

Born Selma, Alabama Oct. 16, 1887Among the first to volunteer and the first American Naval officer killed in action in our war with Germany. Lost his life by a torpedo from a German submarine while aboard the U.S. Ship Alcedo off the coast of France Nov. 5, 1917.

He gave his life that Democracy and Liberty might live.
HM NumberHMP6U
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Placed ByCitizens of Selma
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 498026 N 3585570
Decimal Degrees32.40718333, -87.02098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.431', W 87° 1.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 25.86" N, 87° 1' 15.54" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 Lauderdale St, Selma AL 36701, US
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