Middleport in Meigs County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Middleport Medal of Honor Recipients
Edward A. Bennett, PFC, Co. B., 358th. Inf. Regt., 90th Inf. Div. Honored for bravery during combat in Germany, Feb., 1945. Award presented by President Truman in October. Bennett retired from service with the rank of Major on Feb. 1, 1965. He was born Feb. 11, 1920 and died May 2, 1983.
Jimmy G. Stewart, S/Sgt., Co. B, 2nd Bn., 12th Cav. Div. Killed in action in Vietnam, May 18, 1966. He was born December 25, 1942. Honored for courage against overwhelming odds in protecting wounded comrades. Stewart Field, Ft. Benning, Georgia, dedicated to his memory in Feb., 1968.
Erected 1983 by Feeney Bennett Post 128, American Legion, and Friends, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-53.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 0.159′ N, 82° 2.963′ W. Marker is in Middleport, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is at the intersection of Race Street and 3rd Street, on the left when traveling west on Race Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 237 Race Street, Middleport OH 45760, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured General James V. Hartinger (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major John B. Downing (about 600 feet away); The Ohio River / Historic Middleport (about 600 feet away); Rear Admiral William W. Outerbridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rear Admiral Arthur Clark (approx. 0.3 miles away); William H. Powell (approx. 0.4 miles away in West Virginia); Virgil A. Lewis (approx. 1˝ miles away in West Virginia); Morgan's Raid Route / Meigs County Courthouse (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleport.
Also see . . .
1. Bennett's Citation. (Submitted on March 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Stewart's Citation. (Submitted on March 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Stewart Page at Vietnam Memorial. (Submitted on March 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Heroes • Military • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.