Memorial to Corporal William F. Lyell
Memorial to Corporal William F. Lyell awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy near Chup’a-Ri Korea, August 31, 1951
William Franklin Lyell
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company F, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Chup'a -ri, Korea, 31 August 1951. Entered service at: Old Hickory, Tenn. Birth: Hickman County, Tenn. G.O. No.: 4, 9 Januàry 1953. Citation: Cpl. Lyell, a member of Company F, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the çall of duty in action against the enemy. When his platoon leader was killed, Cpl. Lyell assumed command and led his unit in an assault on strongly fortified enemy positions located on commanding terrain. When his platoon came under vicious, raking fire which halted the forward movement, Cpl. Lyell seized a 57mm. recoilless rifle and unhesitatingly moved ahead to a suitable firing position from which he delivered deadly accurate fire completely destroying
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 36° 15.861′ N, 86° 39.035′ W. Marker is in Old Hickory, Tennessee , in Davidson County. Memorial is on Bryan Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 Bryan St, Old Hickory TN 37138, 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. Old Hickory Triangle (here, next to this marker); Thomas Overton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Hickory Village (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Hickory Powder Plant (approx. 1.4 miles away); Madison Adventist Origins (approx. 1.4 miles away); Odom's Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc. (approx. 2.1 miles away); Madison College (approx. 2.1 miles away); Indian Captivity (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Hickory.
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