Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Major Kenneth D. Bailey
Congressional Medal of Honor
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 40° 7.89′ N, 87° 37.733′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is on North Hazel Street south of Cherry Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is about half a block South of Cherry Street - on slight hill. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Workers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vermilion County Korean and Vietnam War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Two Trees Reach for Heaven (about 500 feet away); Women's War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lindley Sign Post Forest (approx. ¼ mile away); The Temple / Danville USA (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
Regarding Major Kenneth D. Bailey. During the invasion of Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 7 August 1942, Major Bailey led a successful assault against an enemy machine gun nest. Although seriously wounded in that fight, he directed the action of his company until forcibly evacuated. For his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity," Major Bailey was awarded the Silver Star.
Also see . . .
1. Medal of Honor Information. Listed are those that received the Congressional Medal of Honor with the Official Statement of circumstances. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. FIRST OFFENSIVE: The Marine Campaign for Guadalcanal. This article by Henry I. Shaw, Jr., as part of a commemorative (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. Medal of Honor Citation
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to
MAJOR KENNETH D. BAILEY
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
for service as set forth in the following CITATION:
For extraordinary courage and heroic conduct above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of Company C, First Marine Raider Battalion, during the enemy Japanese attack on Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on September 12-13, 1942. Completely reorganized following the severe engagement of the night before, Major Bailey's company, within an hour after taking its assigned position as battalion reserve between the main line and the coveted airport, was threatened on the right flank by the penetration of the enemy into a gap in
/S/FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
— Submitted August 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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