Harrison in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C.
In honor of P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C. (July 7, 1930 - Nov. 29, 1950), awarded Medal of Honor posthumously for action at Koto-Ri, Korea
Sacrificed his life by smothering an enemy hand grenade with his body thereby saving the lives of his comrades
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. A significant historical date for this entry is October 29, 1930.
Location. 39° 15.719′ N, 84° 49.086′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Memorial is at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on Harrison Avenue. In front of the fire station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Harrison Avenue, Harrison OH 45030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrison War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Harrison (a few steps from this marker); Morgan's Great Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away in Indiana); When the Civil War Came to Indiana (approx. 0.4 miles away in Indiana); Canal Junction Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohio (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Othniel Looker Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); General John Morgan (approx. 4.2 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrison.
Regarding P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C..
The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pride in presenting the Medal Of Honor posthumously to Private First Class William B. Baugh, United States Marine Corps, for service as set forth in the following Citation:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a member of an Anti-Tank Assault Squad attached to Company G, Third Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), during a nighttime enemy attack against a motorized column en route from Koto-Ri to Hagaru-ri, Korea, on November 29, 1950. Acting instantly when a hostile grenade landed in his truck as he and his squad prepared to alight and assist in the repulse of an enemy force delivering intense automatic-weapons and grenade fire from deeply entrenched and well-concealed roadside positions, Private First Class
Harry S. Truman
Also see . . . William Baugh. Private First Class William Bernard Baugh (July 7, 1930 – November 29, 1950) was a United States Marine who, at age 20, received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War. (Submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
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