Salem in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
T/SGT Francis J. Clark
American Legion Post No. 812
Post No. 812
Renamed in honor of the only Medal of Honor recipient from the 28th Infantry Division in World War II. Clark was honored for repeated bravery in action with Co. K, 109th Infantry, near the Our River in Kalborn, Luxembourg and Sevenig, Germany Sept. 12-18, 1944. Although wounded, Clark refused evacuation, continuing to rescue and encourage several leaderless platoons under fire, even routing a full company of heavily armed Germans. Sgt Clark's heroic actions in assuming command, aiding stranded and wounded comrades in the face of the enemy fire put fighting heart into the hard- pressed men in Company K.
109th Infantry Regiment
November 11, 1990
Erected 1990 by World War II Veterans 109th Infantry Regiment.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 43° 10.322′ N, 73° 19.651′ W. Marker is in Salem, New York, in Washington CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 South Main Street, Salem NY 12865, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The White Creek Fort (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old White Church (about 400 feet away); Stockaded Fort (about 800 feet away); 1852 Rail Yard (approx. 0.2 miles away); General John Williams (approx. ¼ mile away); Lest We Forget (approx. ¼ mile away); Revolutionary Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rexleigh Covered Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
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