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Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC / Weapons Expert

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC / Weapons Expert Marker
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Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC
This Mercer County native was one of nation's leading authorities on automatic weapons. He attended Millersburg Military Institute and Centre College. A Marine veteran of WW II and the Korean War, Chinn observed combat use of weapons and served as trouble shooter. His findings led to Navy-sponsored The Machine Gun, five volumes on evolution of automatic weapons.

Weapons Expert
As consultant during Vietnam War, Chinn (1902-1987) helped develop grenade launchers and related air and ground weapons which were also used in Persian Gulf War. He was awarded several weapons patents. In 1960 he became director of the Kentucky Historical Society and wrote works on Mercer County and pioneer Kentucky.

Presented by Marine Corps League of Kentucky.

 
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2044.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm
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By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC / Weapons Expert Marker
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War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1960.
 
Location. 37° 45.622′ N, 84° 50.619′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on South Main Street just north of West Office Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker located on Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 S Main St, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Named / Mercer County (here, next to this marker); Court House Square (a few steps from this marker); Mercer County Before Kentucky Became a State (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawyer’s Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrodsburg Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrodsburg Christian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Front Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan Row (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Also see . . .  George M. Chinn. (Submitted on July 12, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC / Weapons Expert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
3. Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC / Weapons Expert Marker
 
Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC / Weapons Expert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
4. Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC / Weapons Expert Marker
Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC image. Click for full size.
5. Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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