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Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Archer T. Gammon

(1918 – 1945)

 
 
Archer T. Gammon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Archer T. Gammon Marker
Inscription. This bridge is dedicated in memory of Archer T. Gammon who distinguished himself on January 11, 1945, in the infamous Battle of the Bulge. While pinned down by enemy gunfire, he advanced and caused enemy resistance to weaken, allowing his platoon to continue past enemy lines. His courage earned him the recognition of being the only Danvillian in history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest honor this country can bestow. Staff Sergeant Gammon received many other honors, posthumously, from other governments and organizations.
 
Erected 1995.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 36° 34.396′ N, 79° 21.991′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of River Park Drive and Riverpoint Drive, on the right when traveling north on River Park Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24540, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Danville Fortifications (approx. 1.1 miles away); Danville Confederate Soldier's Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Richmond & Danville Railroad
Archer T. Gammon Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. Archer T. Gammon Bridge
(approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); Danville Cemeteries (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dix's Ferry (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Worsham Street Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .  Archer T. Gammon. Wikipedia (Submitted on June 25, 2013.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 337 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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