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Poplar Bluff in Butler County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pvt. Billie Gene Kanell

 
 
Pvt. Billie Gene Kanell Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
1. Pvt. Billie Gene Kanell Memorial
Inscription.  
Dedicated to the memory of
Pvt. Billie Gene Kanell
35th Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division - Company I
Korean War
Awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor

and to all the servicemen
of Butler County Missouri
who made the supreme sacrifice
for democracy

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 36° 45.407′ N, 90° 23.555′ W. Marker is in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pine Street (U.S. 60) and North Main Street, on the right when traveling east on West Pine Street. Located on the northwest corner of the Butler County courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Poplar Bluff MO 63901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Poplar Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Brick Streets (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church USA
Memorials in front of the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
2. Memorials in front of the Courthouse
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Poplar Bluff (about 500 feet away); Original Town Poplar Bluff (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Billie Gene Kanell. Description of Kanell's actions in the Korean War. (Submitted on September 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
3. Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks
The other memorial on this side of the courthouse is from the Poplar Bluff BPOE Lodge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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