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Madisonville in Madison County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Truman Kimbro

(1918-1944)

 
 
Truman Kimbro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
1. Truman Kimbro Marker
Inscription.  Madison County native Truman Kimbro was born in Cottonwood (6 mi. W), and attended school in nearby Center. Drafted into the army in December 1941, he arrived in Europe in October 1943 with the 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was among the allied forces that landed on Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944. Killed in December 1944 while placing anti-tank mines before advancing German troops, Kimbro was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is buried in the U. S. Military Cemetery near Henri-Chapelle, Belgium.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11257.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 30° 56.894′ N, 95° 54.842′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Texas, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of West Trinity Street and South Elm Street, on the right when traveling east on West Trinity
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Street. Marker is located in front of the Truman Kimbro Convention Center, which is located behind the Madison County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 West Trinity Street, Madisonville TX 77864, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church of Madisonville (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shapira Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jubal Richard Parten (approx. 0.3 miles away); Madisonville Church of Christ (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilson Chapel Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Marian Anderson High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
 
Also see . . .  Kimbro, Truman - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Truman Kimbro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
2. Truman Kimbro Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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