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South Haven in Van Buren County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Corporal Duane E. Dewey

 
 
Corporal Duane E. Dewey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 30, 2010
1. Corporal Duane E. Dewey Marker
Inscription. During the Korean War, Corporal Duane Edgar Dewey of the 2nd Battalion 5th Marines from South Haven, was the first person to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor from then President Eisenhower. He earned the nationís highest award for heroism on April 16, 1952 when, although already wounded, he smothered and exploding enemy grenade with his own body to save the lives of his comrades.
Semper Fi

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 42° 24.204′ N, 86° 16.325′ W. Marker is in South Haven, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is on Phoenix Street west of Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located near the entrance to City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 539 Phoenix Street, South Haven MI 49090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott Club (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hartman School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Haven Peaches (approx. 0.3 miles away); South Haven World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indiana School
Corporal Duane E. Dewey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 30, 2010
2. Corporal Duane E. Dewey Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Liberty Hyde Bailey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frank E. Warner (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Haven.
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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