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Admiral Richard Byrd

 
 
Admiral Richard Byrd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. Admiral Richard Byrd Marker
Inscription.  
Youngest of his rank
1926 Medal of Honor for polar flight
VMI 1904 - 1906
 
Erected by Rockbridge Historical Society. (Marker Number 45.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceExploration. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Virginia, Lexington, Righteous and Rascals of Rockbridge series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 37° 47.071′ N, 79° 26.547′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (Business U.S. 11) just north of East Nelson Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 S Main St, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. David Hunter (here, next to this marker); Rev. A. Alexander (a few steps from this marker); James Ward Wood (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Zenas Ammen (a few steps from this marker); William E. Wilcher (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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