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First Lieutenant Stephen Holden Doane ‘70

 
 
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By Devry Jones, February 22, 2019
1. First Lieutenant Stephen Holden Doane '70 Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of Our Brother
First Lieutenant Stephen Holden Doane '70
Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division
Phi Kappa Psi Pledge Class of 1966
Medal of Honor
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty"
Hua Nghia Province, Republic of Vietnam
March 25, 1969
Given by
The Brothers of Phi Kappa Psi

 
Erected by The Brothers of Phi Kappa Psi.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 50.033′ N, 77° 14.083′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from West Water Street east of Penn Hall Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miller Hall (here, next to this marker); For the Union Cause (within shouting distance of this marker); The College Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.A. Signal Station (about 300 feet away); "United to Serve"
First Lieutenant Stephen Holden Doane '70 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 22, 2019
2. First Lieutenant Stephen Holden Doane '70 Marker
(about 400 feet away); Dwight D. Eisenhower (about 400 feet away); "... you know nothing about the lesson anyhow." (about 500 feet away); Daniel Alexander Payne (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
First Lieutenant Stephen Holden Doane '70 Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 1999
3. First Lieutenant Stephen Holden Doane '70 Grave Marker
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Section 59, Site 1617. His Medal of Honor information and citation is:*DOANE, STEPHEN HOLDEN (Killed in Action) Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division Place and date: Hau Nghia Province, Republic of Vietnam, 25 March 1969 Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. First Lt. Doane was serving as a platoon leader when his company, engaged in a tactical operation, abruptly contacted an enemy force concealed in protected bunkers and trenches. Three of the leading soldiers were pinned down by enemy crossfire. One was seriously wounded. After efforts of 1 platoon to rescue these men had failed, it became obvious that only a small group could successfully move close enough to destroy the enemy position and rescue or relieve the trapped soldiers, 1st Lt. Doane, although fully aware of the danger of such an action, crawled to the nearest enemy bunker and silenced it. He was wounded but continued to advance to a second enemy bunker. As he prepared to throw a grenade, he was again wounded. Undaunted, he deliberately pulled the pin on the grenade and lunged with it into the enemy bunker, destroying this final obstacle. 1st Lt. Doane's supreme act enabled his company to rescue the trapped men without further casualties. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by this officer were an inspiration to his men and are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army .
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on February 28, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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