Exeter in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Medal of Honor-Honor Roll
(Four Panels going from left to right)
Medal of Honor
The Medal is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the United States Congress on members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States, while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.”
This memorial pays tribute to Medal of Honor recipients who were either born in or whose award was accredited to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “We in America do not build monuments to war. We do not build
Medal of Honor-Civil War: Avery, William B., Army; Babcock, William J. Army; Barber, James Albert, Army; Bliss, George Newman, Army; Bliss, Zenas Randall, Army; Bucklyn, John Knight, Army; Burbank, James H., Army; Child, Benjamin Ham, Army; Corcoran, John, Army; Cutts, James, James Madison, Army; Edwards , John, Navy; Ennis, Charles D, Army; Havron, John H., Army; Hayes, Thomas, Navy; Lewis, Samuel E., Army; McDonald, George E., Army.
Medal of Honor-Civil War-Molbone, Archibald, Army; Parker, Thomas, Army; Potter, George W. Army; Privince, George E., Navy; Read, George E, Navy; Stevens, Hazard, Army; Taylor, Joseph, Army; Welsh, James, Army-Indian Campaigns-McGar, Owen, Army; Smith, Thomas, Army-Mexican Campaign-Bradley, George, Navy-World War I-Ormsbee, Jr., Francis Edward, Navy.
Medal of Honor-World War II-Peters, George J., Army; Waugh, Robert T., Army-Korean War-Champagne, David Bernard, USMC-Vietnam War-Baca, John Philip, Army-Peacetime Awards-Gillick, Matthew,
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 41° 32.633′ N, 71° 32.65′ W. Marker is in Exeter, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker is on South County Trail (Cemetery Entrance). Touch for map. This memorial is located in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Exeter RI 02822, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rhode Island National Guard (approx. ¼ mile away); Jewish War Veterans (approx. ¼ mile away); Lonely Lookout Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); We Aim-To Deliver (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Navy Armed Guard Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Armed Services Memorial (approx. half a mile away); 43d Infantry Division Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Washington County Jail (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Exeter.
Categories. • Heroes • War, Korean • War, US Civil • War, World II •
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