Congressional Medal of Honor
Awarded to Private First Class David M. Smith
Drafted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, PFC David M. Smith died in battle when he sacrificed his life to save his comrades-in-arms when he fell upon a grenade that had been thrown into his foxhole.
This act of valor and bravery, while costing his his life, saved the lives of those around him.
For this heroic and selfless act of bravery, he joined the very small ranks of those serving this country when he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
His remains are now at rest atop a hill overlooking his hometown of Livingston on Medal of Honor Road where he is further memorialized.<;p>
PFC David M. Smith Received Congressional Medal of Honor for his sacrifice to our country. Born Livingston KY Nov. 10, 1926 Died Korea Sept. 1, 1950.
In memory of all from this area who gave their life for their country.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Livingston Trail Head (within shouting distance of this marker); Sambrook Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); PFC David M. Smith / Medal of Honor Winner (approx. half a mile away); Camp Wildcat (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Battle of Wildcat (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nerve Center for the Union Army (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle of Camp Wildcat (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Camp Wildcat (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
Also see . . . David M. Smith. (Submitted on May 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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