Worcester in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
First Lieutenant John V. Power
The President of the United states takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor posthumously to
Lieutenant John V. Power
United States Marine Corps Reserve
for service as set forth in the following
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as platoon leader attached to the Fourth MArine Division during the landing and the Battle of Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, February 1, 1941, severely wounded in the stomach while setting a demolition charge on a Japanese pillbox, First Lieutenant Power was steadfast in his determination to remain in action, protecting his wound with his left hand and firing with his right hand. He courageously advanced as another hostile position was taken under attack. Fiercely charging the opening made by the explosion and emptying his carbine into the pillbox, while attempting to reload and continue the attack, First Lieutenant Power was shot again in the stomach and head and collapsed in the doorway. His exceptional valor, fortitude and indomitable fighting
Franklin D. Roosevelt
John Vincent Power
and to perpetuate
the memory of his
brave deeds and
for our country
this monument is
dedicated by the
City of Worcester
★ ★ ★ ★ 1947 ★ ★ ★ ★
Erected by CIty of Worcester.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 42° 15.734′ N, 71° 48.125′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Memorial is on Franklin Street just east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Franklin St, Worcester MA 01608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armenian Genocide (within shouting distance of this marker); Company A, 2nd Mass. Inf., U.S.V. (within shouting distance of this marker); Company H, 2nd Mass. Inf., U.S.V. (within shouting distance of this marker); Company G, 9th Mass. Inf., U.S.V. (within shouting distance of this marker); Company C, 2nd Mass. Inf. U.S.V. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Honorable Paul V. Mullaney Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); George Frisbie Hoar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Irish Community in Worcester (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worcester.
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