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Near Lexington in Holmes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

PFC Milton Lee Olive III

 
 
PFC Milton Lee Olive III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. PFC Milton Lee Olive III Marker
Inscription.  Milton Lee Olive III, a native of Chicago, moved to Holmes County and attended school in Lexington. During the Vietnam War, Olive served in Co. B, 2nd Bttn. (Airborne), 503rd Infantry. Near Phu Cong, on October 22, 1965, Olive saved the lives of four other members of his platoon by falling on and absorbing the blast of a Viet Cong grenade. For this action, PFC Olive was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is buried in the West Grove M. B. Church cemetery near Lexington.
 
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 5.418′ N, 90° 3.306′ W. Marker is near Lexington, Mississippi, in Holmes County. Marker is at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and State Route 17, on the right when traveling south on Ebenezer Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Ebenezer Road, Lexington MS 39095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul Church of God in Christ (approx.
PFC Milton Lee Olive III Marker looking south on Ebenezer Rd. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. PFC Milton Lee Olive III Marker looking south on Ebenezer Rd.
0.9 miles away); Holmes County Blues Lexington (approx. 1 miles away); Bishop Charles H. Mason (approx. 1 miles away); Lexington (approx. 1 miles away); Franklin Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Elmore James (approx. 6.7 miles away); O.E.S. Birthplace (approx. 9.1 miles away); Tchula (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry on Milton L. Olive. (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
Memorial located at the Holmes County Courthouse in Lexington. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Memorial located at the Holmes County Courthouse in Lexington.
Medal of Honor Citation for Milton Lee Olive. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
4. Medal of Honor Citation for Milton Lee Olive.
Located on reverse of memorial.
PFC Milton Lee Olive III image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
5. PFC Milton Lee Olive III
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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