Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners
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.
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.
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 Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 II • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 249 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.