Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
City of Lubbock Cemetery
In 1891, Sgt. Joseph F. Knight led a bold rescue of a cavalry company surrounded by hostile Sioux warriors. Knight led the attack resulting in the warriors' retreat, ultimately saving the lives of the cavalry troopers.
In 1945, PFC. Herman C. Wallace was clearing a road when he stepped on a German anti-personnel mine. Diving for the ground would cause the mine to kill those around him. Wallace put both feet on the mine, confining the explosion., sacrificing his life, and saving a number of his comrades from death and injury.
Major George A Davis, a decorated WWII ace fighter pilot, also served in the Korean War. In 1952, Davis bravely attacked 12 enemy aircraft to protect exposed allied support aircraft. Davis brought down two enemy planes, protected the ground support airplanes, and died when his own airplane succumbed
Erected 2013 by Lubbock County Historical Commission.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, World II • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 33° 33.831′ N, 101° 48.883′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is in the southwest corner of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2011 East 31st Street, Lubbock TX 79404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Lubbock Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buddy Holly Historical Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradford Knapp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mary & Mac Private School (approx. Ύ mile away); Mount Gilead Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Breedlove Airport (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lubbock Cotton Club (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Hope Baptist Church (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
Also see . . .
1. Find A Grave memorial for Joseph F. Knight. (Submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. Find A Grave memorial for Herman C. Wallace. (Submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
3. Find A Grave memorial for George A Davis. (Submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.