Kinder in Allen Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
1st. Lt. Douglas Bernard Fournet
B. May 7, 1943 | K.I.A. May 4, 1968 Vietnam
Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army during the War in Vietnam as a First Lieutenant in Company B, 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at A Shau Valley in the Republic of Vietnam on May 4, 1968. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Fournet, Infantry, distinguished himself in action. His Medal was posthumously presented to his family at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon on April 7, 1970
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 30° 30.928′ N, 92° 50.963′ W. Marker is in Kinder, Louisiana, in Allen Parish. Marker is on Kinder Cemetery Road 1½ miles north of 6th Street (U.S. 190). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinder LA 70648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1st. Lt. Douglas B. Fournet (approx. 2 miles away); Kinder War Monument Kinder, Louisiana (approx. 2.1 miles away); Great Louisiana Maneuvers' Blue Army Headquarters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Oberlin: A Blending of Cultures (approx. 8.8 miles away); Elton Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Located in the Kinder/McRill Cemetery, sun up to sun down.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019.