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Donald Truesdell Memorial

Medal of Honor Recipient

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 14, 2010
1. Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Donald Leroy Truesdell
Aug. 26. 1906
Sept. 21, 1993
Medal of Honor Recipient
Place/Citation: Costancia,
Northern Nicaragua 1932
Truesdell, serving in Nicaragua as second in command of a guardia national patrol, was sent out on mission with orders to make contact with a previously discovered group of outlaws on the 24th of April 1932. During the search a rifle grenade fell from its carrier, struck a nearby rock, and ignited. Seeing that several patrol members were in danger, Truesdell rushed forward, grasped the grenade and attempted to hurl it away. The grenade exploded blowing off Truesdell’s hand, part of his arm, and inflicting several other major injuries on his body; however by taking the brunt of the explosion he saved the other members of his patrol from serious injury or loss of life.
 
Erected by James Leroy Belk Post 17, the American Legion, Camden, SC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.004′ N, 80° 36.726′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on Meeting Street. Click for map. This memorial is in Quaker Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Camden SC 29020, United States of America.
 
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Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 14, 2010
2. Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker
This marker is in St. John's Methodist Church Cemetery, Highway 34, Lugoff SC-The GPS is N34.2267 W80.7079
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quaker Burying Ground (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Redoubt (about 700 feet away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Camden Oak (approx. ¼ mile away); Nothwest Redoubt (approx. ¼ mile away); Southwest Redoubt (approx. ¼ mile away); Maj. Gen. Baron Johann de Kalb's Original Gravesite (approx. ¼ mile away); Presbyterian Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. Military
 
Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 14, 2010
3. Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker
This group of flags are in front of the American Legion Post 17, Camden SC. The marker at the base of the American flag reads; U.S. Marine, Donald LeRoy Truesdell, Memorial Post Garden, Medal of Honor Recipient-Nicaragua, April 24, 1932-James Leroy Belk Post 17, The American Legion-Workman---Hordsby Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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