American Legion Post #1 / 2nd Lieutenant Fred H. Sexton

American Legion Post #1 / 2nd Lieutenant Fred H. Sexton (HMPFZ)

Location: Florence, SC 29506 Florence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 11.816', W 79° 41.467'

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American Legion Post #1
This post, organized in May 1919 and chartered by national headquarters in June 1919, was the first American Legion post in S.C. Florence County veterans J.D. Smyser, R.B. Fulton, and N.S. Lachicotte represented S.C. at the first national caucus. The American Legion of S.C. held its first state caucus in Florence in July 1919. A monument to Florence County WWI veterans was erected here in 1928.

2nd Lieutenant Fred H. Sexton
American Legion Post #1 is named for 2nd Lieutenant Fred H. Sexton (1890-1918), killed in France in World War I. Sexton, a native of Union, moved to Florence in 1911. He enlisted in the S.C. National Guard and was promoted to 2nd lt., 113th Infantry, 29th Division, in 1918. He was killed in the Meuse-Argonne in Oct. 1918 and posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest American military honor.
Marker Number21-29
Year Placed2010
Placed ByBy the Fred H. Sexton Post # 1, American Legion, Department of South Carolina
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 620596 N 3784766
Decimal Degrees34.19693333, -79.69111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 11.816', W 79° 41.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 11' 48.96" N, 79° 41' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3609-3625 E Palmetto St, Florence SC 29506, US
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