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PFC Wesley Phelps / Medal of Honor Winner

 
 
PFC Wesley Phelps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. PFC Wesley Phelps Marker
Inscription.  
PFC Wesley Phelps
This Congressional Medal of Honor winner, born in Grayson County, June 12, 1923, is buried in Rosine Cemetery. Phelps served with Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division, during World War II. The honor was awarded Phelps posthumously for gallantry at the risk of his life that another might be spared serious injury on Paleliu Island, Japan.

Medal of Honor Winner
Pfc. Phelps was in WW II action against enemy Japanese forces during a savage counterattack. He and another Marine were in an advanced position when a hand grenade landed in his foxhole. Phelps shouted a warning to his comrade and rolled over on deadly bomb, absorbing impact of explosion with his body. He courageously gave his life, Oct. 4, 1944.
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1672.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society
Medal of Honor Winner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Medal of Honor Winner Marker
, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists.
 
Location. 37° 27.016′ N, 86° 44.396′ W. Marker is in Rosine, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Memorial is at the intersection of U.S. 62 and North McHenry Street, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 62. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Bluff St, Rosine KY 42370, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosine Area Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Rosine (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Smith Bill Monroe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jerusalem Ridge (approx. 1˝ miles away); Monroe Homeplace (approx. 1˝ miles away); Home of Charlie and Betty Monroe (approx. 1.8 miles away); Clarence Wilson Home (approx. 1.8 miles away); Barnett's Station (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosine.
 
Also see . . .  Wesley Phelps (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
PFC Wesley Phelps / Medal of Honor Winner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
3. PFC Wesley Phelps / Medal of Honor Winner Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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