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Pfc. Howard Baugh

U.S. Army

 
 
Pfc. Howard Baugh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
1. Pfc. Howard Baugh Marker
Inscription.  
Sept. 5, 1925 - March 29, 1944
Died in service
World War II

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 33° 14.835′ N, 84° 15.854′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Taylor Street (Business U.S. 19/41) and South Hill Street (Georgia Route 155), on the right when traveling west on West Taylor Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 S Hill St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pvt. Emory Haynes (here, next to this marker); 1st Lt. W.R. "Bill" Jones (here, next to this marker); Pvt. James Phillips (a few steps from this marker); LCpl. Christopher B. Rodgers (a few steps from this marker); Capt. P.A. Wilheit (a few steps from this marker); PFC. Penia Roberts (a few steps from this marker); SFC. R.L. "Bobby" Hollar, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Pfc. W.W. Brock (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
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Plaque is part of Honor Our KIA, a community initiative to commemorate Griffin and Spalding County soldiers who have died during combat since World War I. Each plaque is accompanied by a QR code that links to the soldier's biography on the project's website.
 
Regarding Pfc. Howard Baugh. Ignoring his superior officer's orders for his platoon — pinned by German crossfire — to lie down in hopes of rescue, he singlehandedly exchanged gunfire with the enemy until Allied tanks arrived but himself was cut down. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with the Combat V for Valor for “heroic achievement in combat.”
 
Also see . . .  PFC Howard T. Baugh. Biography, with recollections by those who knew him, by Honor Our KIA. (Submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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