Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Medal of Honor Winners
Daviess Co. natives who have received the Medal of Honor:
John J. Given–Corp, Co K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Died while trying to recover a fallen soldier at Wichita River, Texas, July 12, 1870.
Thomas Cruse- 2nd Lt., 6th U.S. Cavalry. His charge at Big Dry Fork, Az., July 17, 1882, against enemy Native American troops led to recovery of a wounded soldier.
David P. Nash–Private First Class, Co B, 39th Infantry. Died at Giao Duc, Vietnam, Dec. 29, 1968. After his patrol established a position, Pfc. Nash and another kept watch while two other men slept. When an enemy grenade landed nearby, he shouted a warning and leapt on the explosive, thereby saving the lives of the three men.
Erected 2012 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2384.)
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • War, Vietnam • Wars, US IndianKentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists.
Location. 37° 46.469′ N, 87° 6.798′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Memorial is on Frederica Street south of West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk near the northwest corner of the Daviess County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 St Ann Street, Owensboro KY 42303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daviess Co. U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Daviess Countians Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); George Graham Vest / "Tribute to a Dog" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wendell H. Ford (about 300 feet away); Bill Smothers Park (about 500 feet away); Hazen A. Dean (1899-1984) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
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