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Major General James E. Livingston

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, August 20, 2009
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Inscription.
Major General James E. Livingston
United States Marine Corps
Graduate of Lumber City High School
1957
Medal Of Honor Recipient
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For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against enemy forces on 2 May 1968 in the Republic of Vietnam. His gallant actions uphold the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval service.

 
Erected 1993.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 31° 55.778′ N, 82° 40.766′ W. Marker is in Lumber City, Georgia, in Telfair County. Marker is on Golden Isles Highway (U.S. 341/23) near Glenwood Road (State Highway 19), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lumber City GA 31549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Davis Memorial (approx. 6.5 miles away); Jeff Davis County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.5 miles away); Jeff Davis County (approx.
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6.5 miles away); Dead River Cemetery (approx. 11.3 miles away); Talmadge Home (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Major General James Everett Livingston. Medal of Honor citation:
The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR to
CAPTAIN JAMES E. LIVINGSTON UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
for service as set forth in the following CITATION:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Commanding Officer, Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade in action against enemy forces in the Republic of Vietnam. On 2 May 1968, Company E launched a determined assault on the heavily fortified village of Dai Do, which had been seized by the enemy on the preceding evening isolating a Marine company from the remainder of the battalion. Skillfully employing screening agents, Captain Livingston maneuvered his men to assault positions across 500 meters of dangerous open rice paddy while under intense enemy fire. Ignoring hostile rounds impacting near him, he fearlessly led his men in a savage assault against enemy emplacements within the village. While adjusting supporting arms fire, Captain Livingston moved to the points of heaviest resistance, shouting
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a small roadside Memorial Park, at intersection of Golden Isles Hwy ((US 341, US23, SR 27) and at Glenwood Rd. (Ga 19)
words of encouragement to his Marines, directing their fire, and spurring the dwindling momentum of the attack on repeated occasions. Although twice painfully wounded by grenade fragments, he refused medical treatment and courageously led his men in the destruction of over 100 mutually supporting bunkers, driving the remaining enemy from their positions, and relieving the pressure on the stranded Marine company. As the two companies consolidated positions and evacuated casualties, a third company passed through the friendly lines launching an assault on the adjacent village of Dinh To, only to be halted by a furious counterattack of an enemy battalion. Swiftly assessing the situation and disregarding the heavy volume of enemy fire, Captain Livingston boldly maneuvered the remaining effective men of his company forward, joined forces with the heavily engaged Marines, and halted the enemy's counterattack. Wounded a third time and unable to walk, he steadfastly remained in a dangerously exposed area, deploying his men to more tenable positions and supervising the evacuation of casualties. Only when assured of the safety of his men did he allow himself to be evacuated. Captain Livingston's gallant actions uphold the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and United States Naval Service.
/S/ RICHARD M. NIXON (Submitted on August 30, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Categories. MilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
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Dedicated in honor of those who answered the call of duty in the service to our Country and in memory of those who gave their lives to guarantee our freedoms. 19 November 1993
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By US Marine Corps
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,055 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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