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Booneville in Prentiss County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Booneville Armory

 
 
Booneville Armory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
1. Booneville Armory Marker
Inscription.  At this site, on December 22, 1950, seven members of Co. B, 198th Tank Battalion, Mississippi National Guard, were killed in an explosion and fire at the Booneville Armory. The men were preparing for active duty. Their deaths are considered the first domestic casualties of the Korean War.
 
Erected 2006 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Korean.
 
Location. 34° 40.041′ N, 88° 34.145′ W. Marker is in Booneville, Mississippi, in Prentiss County. Marker is at the intersection of North 3rd Street and Coach Billy Ward Drive, on the right when traveling north on North 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Booneville MS 38829, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Booneville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Council of War (approx. 0.8 miles away); Capture Of Booneville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Booneville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Campground Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away);
Booneville Armory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
2. Booneville Armory Marker
Blackland Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Samuel L. Neely (approx. 7.3 miles away); Jacinto (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Booneville.
 
Also see . . .  Booneville National Guard Armory Explosion Friday marks the 50-year anniversary. (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Booneville Armory Explosion Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
3. Booneville Armory Explosion Memorial
Booneville Armory Explosion Victims image. Click for full size.
4. Booneville Armory Explosion Victims
Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
5. Korean War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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