Lumber City in Telfair County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Major General James E. Livingston
United States Marine Corps
Graduate of Lumber City High School
Medal Of Honor Recipient
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For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against enemy forces on 2 May 1968 in the Republic of Vietnam. His gallant actions uphold the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 2, 1968.
Location. 31° 55.778′ N, 82° 40.766′ W. Marker is in Lumber City, Georgia, in Telfair County. Marker is on Golden Isles Highway (U.S. 341/23) near Glenwood Road (State Highway 19), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lumber City GA 31549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured Methodism at Spring Hill (approx. 6.4 miles away); Jefferson Davis Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); Jeff Davis County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); Jeff Davis County (approx. 6˝ miles away); Dead River Cemetery (approx. 11.3 miles away); Talmadge Home (approx. 12.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Major General James Everett Livingston. Medal of Honor citation:
The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR to
CAPTAIN JAMES E. LIVINGSTON UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
for service as set forth in the following CITATION:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Commanding Officer, Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade in action against enemy forces in the Republic of Vietnam. On 2 May 1968, Company E launched a determined assault on the heavily fortified village of Dai Do, which had been seized by the enemy on the preceding evening isolating a Marine company from the remainder of the battalion. Skillfully employing screening agents, Captain Livingston maneuvered his men to assault positions across 500 meters of dangerous open rice paddy while under intense enemy fire. Ignoring hostile rounds impacting near him, he fearlessly led his men in a savage
/S/ RICHARD M. NIXON (Submitted on August 30, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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