Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Air Force Bombing Run / Henry W. B. Mechling / D-Day
Born - 14 October 1852 in Mount Pleasant, PA
Died - 10 April 1926 in Washington, DC
Entered Military Service at Pittsburgh, PA
August 4, 1875
Discharged at Fort Meade, Dakota Territory
August 4, 1880
Awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Battle of the Little Big Horn. On 26 June 1876, he and three other troopers of H troop 7th US Calvary, as sharpshooters, provided protective rifle fire fore a party of troopers who went down to the Little Big Horn River to obtain water for the wounded.
After leaving military service, he returned to Mount Pleasant where he operated a blacksmith shop on the present site of Veterans' Park.
Army D-Day Infantry Assault Normandy 1944
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 10, 1926.
Location. 40° 8.911′ N, 79° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant PA 15666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coast Guard Cutter - Merchant Marine - American Military War Dead (here, next to this marker); Battle of Midway - Battle Of Iwo Jima - Uncomon Valor (a few steps from this marker); John P. Krystyniak (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Potocki PFC (a few steps from this marker); Mount Pleasant Veterans Wall (a few steps from this marker); 86th Combat Engineer (a few steps from this marker); Mount Pleasant War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
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