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Father Herman Felhoelter / Sacrifice in Korea

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Father Herman Felhoelter Marker
Inscription.  
Father Herman Felhoelter
Herman Gilbert Felhoelter was born in Louisville, July 17, 1913. Ordained a catholic priest by Order of Franciscans, 1939. Commissioned a captain in Chaplain Corps of U.S. Army, 1944. Awarded Bronze Star for service under fire, World War II. He was appointed an assistant pastor in Cincinnati after war and recommissioned in army, July 1948.

Sacrifice in Korea
During the Korean War battle for Taejon, Father Herman Felhoelter volunteered to stay behind with the wounded of 19th Infantry. These men were soon overcome and killed by enemy, July 16, 1950. Felhoelter posthumously awarded Distinguished Service Cross. Honored by National Chaplains Memorial in Arlington. Buried Louisville, St. Michael Cem.
Presented by St. Martin of Tours Church

 
Erected 2002 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2092.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Sacrifice in Korea Marker
War, KoreanWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.742′ N, 85° 44.354′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Memorial is at the intersection of South Shelby Street and East Gray Street, on the left when traveling south on South Shelby Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 639 South Shelby Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smoketown / Historic Area (approx. ¼ mile away); Green Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rev. William H. Sheppard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presbyterian Community Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Boniface Parish (approx. half a mile away); Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary (approx. half a mile away); Louis D. Brandeis Home / Louis D. Brandeis (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Chaplain–Medic massacre (Wikipedia). Details of the July 16, 1950 massacre. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
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By Public domain, 1950
3. Father Herman Felhoelter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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Mar. 2, 2021