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Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners

 
 
Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
1. Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners Marker
Inscription.

In Commemoration of Barren County’s
Two Congressional Medal of Honor Winners

First Sergeant William Logan Day
Co. E, 5th United States Cavalry

For gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches during 1872-73.

Corporal Richard Earl Bush
First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Sixth Marine Division

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity during the final assault against the Japanese forces on Mt. Yaetake, Okinawa, April 16, 1945. Corporal Bush continued to lead his squad forward although painfully wounded, refusing to go to the rear until ordered to do so. Although prostrate under medical treatment, he unhesitatingly seized a Japanese hand grenade that had been tossed amongst the wounded and absorbed the explosion with his own body, thus saving his comrades.

Erected by the veterans of Barren County
as a reminder of their heroism and self-sacrifice
“Lest We Forget”

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 36° 59.735′ N, 85° 54.755′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker can be reached from Green Street north of
Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
2. Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners Marker
Marker is on right side of door
Washington Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is mounted next to a door on the southeast side of the Barren County Courthouse building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Courthouse Square, Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 623rd Field Artillery Battalion (here, next to this marker); Our Confederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); Barren County Purple Heart Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters Troop, 123rd Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barren County World War II Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Barren County Viet Nam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Christmas Mishap (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honour / Barren County CSA Medalists (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Glasgow.
 
Also see . . .
1. Legendary Locals: Barren County's Medal of Honor Recipients. (Submitted on September 3, 2015.)
2. Richard E. Bush - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 3, 2015.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWars, US Indian
 
Southeast Side of County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
3. Southeast Side of County Courthouse
View to northwest from Green Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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