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Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gallantry in Action

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. Gallantry in Action Marker
Inscription.  Sergeant George E. Larkin, Jr., a native of Colesburg, Hardin Co., took part in Doolittle's raid on Japanese mainland, April 18, 1942. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and decorated by the Chinese government; won award for being first Kentuckian to bomb enemy capital. Famous raid boosted American morale. Six months later, the 23-year-old was killed in Asia.
 
Erected 1983 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1727.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1942.
 
Location. 37° 41.576′ N, 85° 51.476′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square (U.S. 31W) and East Dixie Avenue (U.S. 31W), on the left when traveling east on Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Public Square, Elizabethtown KY 42701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bell from the Courthouse (a few steps from this marker);
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. Gallantry in Action Marker
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General Custer Here (a few steps from this marker); Hardin County (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); ‘The Great Diamond Hoax’ (within shouting distance of this marker); The Guilded Age Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Elizabethtown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cannonball (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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