Kinder in Allen Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
1st. Lt. Douglas Bernard Fournet
B. May 7, 1943 | K.I.A. May 4, 1968 Vietnam
Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army during the War in Vietnam as a First Lieutenant in Company B, 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at A Shau Valley in the Republic of Vietnam on May 4, 1968. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Fournet, Infantry, distinguished himself in action. His Medal was posthumously presented to his family at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon on April 7, 1970
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Military • War, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #37 Richard M. Nixon, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 7, 1970.
Location. 30° 30.928′ N, 92° 50.963′ W. Marker is in Kinder, Louisiana, in Allen Parish. Marker is on Kinder Cemetery Road, 1½ miles north of 6th Street (U.S. 190). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinder LA 70648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers The Coushatta People (approx. 1.4 miles away); 1st. Lt. Douglas B. Fournet (approx. 2 miles away); Kinder War Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Kinder, Louisiana (approx. 2.1 miles away); Great Louisiana Maneuvers' Blue Army Headquarters (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. Paul Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oberlin: A Blending of Cultures (approx. 8.8 miles away); Elton Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinder.
More about this marker. Located in the Kinder/McRill Cemetery, sun up to sun down.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019.