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Villa Hills in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sgt. Ronald L. Niewahner

 
 
Sgt. Ronald L. Niewahner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. Sgt. Ronald L. Niewahner Marker
Inscription.  Born in Covington, SGT Niewahner (1948-1968) distinguished himself by heroic actions in Vietnam. As squad leader in Co. B, 1st Bn., 5th Inf.. 25th Inf. Div., U.S. Army, he evacuated his fallen comrade in bullet-swept area. Fatally wounded returning to rescue second soldier. Awarded Bronze Star, Silver Star, Gallantry Cross, and Purple Heart.
Presented by Villa Hills Historical Society

 
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2046.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 39° 3.404′ N, 84° 35.945′ W. Marker is in Villa Hills, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Niewahner Drive and Valley Trails Drive, on the right when traveling south on Niewahner Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 Niewahner Drive, Ft Mitchell KY 41017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Patriots (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1937 Flood at Constance / Anderson Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gen. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Mitchell Country Club Centennial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Center of Population of U.S. in 1880 (approx. 2.4 miles away); A Confederate Thrust (approx. 2.4 miles away); Beechwood Historic District (approx. 2.6 miles away); Confederate Financier / Confederate Benefactor (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Kenton County Historical Society June 2000 newsletter. Contains a reprint (on page 2) of newspaper article about Niewahner's sacrifice and the marker honoring him. (Submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Sgt. Ronald L. Niewahner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Sgt. Ronald L. Niewahner Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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