Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
First Lt. Baldomero Lopez
—Awarded Congressional Medal Of Honor —
Erected 1981 by Citizens of Tampa, The Tampa Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 27° 56.939′ N, 82° 27.391′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Street and North Marion Street, on the right when traveling east on Madison Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred Heart Church Hillsborough Lodge (about 300 feet away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial II (about 400 feet away); 1851 † 1891 (about 400 feet away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial I (about 400 feet away); Federal Building (about 500 feet away); Courthouse Square (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
Also see . . . The Marine Corps Medal of Honor Recipients. Lopez's official Medal of Honor citation reads:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a Rifle Platoon Commander of Company A, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces during the Inchon invasion in Korea on 15 September 1950. With his platoon, First Lieutenant Lopez was engaged in the reduction of immediate enemy beach defenses after landing with the assault waves. Exposing himself to hostile fire, he moved forward alongside a bunker and prepared to throw a hand grenade into the next pillbox whose fire was pinning down that sector of the beach. Taken under fire by an enemy
Harry S. Truman
President of the United States. (Submitted on February 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Heroes • Hispanic Americans • Military • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean •
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