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Luling in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sgt. James M. Logan

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

— 1st Ever Recipient of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor —

 
 
Sgt. James M. Logan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2022
1. Sgt. James M. Logan Marker
Inscription.  James Logan was born and raised in the Luling area and joined the Texas National Guard in 1936 at the age of 15. By the time his infantry division was landing at Salerno, Italy in 1943 during WWII, he was serving as Sergeant. On the morning of September 9th, after dashing across 200 yards of exposed terrain and evading heavy machine gun fire, he crawled along the base of a rock wall which housed a German machine gunners nest. He hurdled the wall, killing the two machine gunners, seized the gun, and swung it around inflicting heavy enemy casualties behind the wall. When all ammo was spent he smashed the gun on the rocks and then returned to his lines with two captured prisoners, one of which was a German officer. Later that same day he neutralized an enemy sniper by kicking in the door of the building and shooting him. Ten months later in 1944, these heroic acts of valor earned him the United States Military's highest decoration, The Medal of Honor. Sergeant Logan died in October of 1999 and is buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas.
 
Erected by Luling Main Street.
 
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marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is September 9, 1936.
 
Location. 29° 40.881′ N, 97° 38.943′ W. Marker is in Luling, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of East Davis Street and Laurel Avenue, on the left when traveling west on East Davis Street. The marker is located in the eastern section of the Rafael Rios Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Luling TX 78648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Raleigh Mackey (here, next to this marker); Robert "Skip" Rutherford (here, next to this marker); Emory D. Bellard (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Heritage Circle... (here, next to this marker); City of Luling (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Rafael Rios Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Luling (about 400 feet away); The Wright Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luling.
 
Also see . . .  James Marion Logan. Congressional Medal of Honor Society
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in action involving actual conflict on 9 September 1943 in the vicinity of Salerno, Italy. As a rifleman of an infantry company,
Sgt. James M. Logan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2022
2. Sgt. James M. Logan Marker
Sgt. Logan landed with the first wave of the assault echelon on the beaches of the Gulf of Salerno, and after his company had advanced 800 yards inland and taken positions along the forward bank of an irrigation canal, the enemy began a serious counterattack from positions along a rock wall which ran parallel with the canal about 200 yards further inland.
(Submitted on August 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Sgt. James M. Logan Marker is the left marker of the markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2022
3. The Sgt. James M. Logan Marker is the left marker of the markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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