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Donald Truesdell Memorial

Medal of Honor Recipient

 
 
Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 14, 2010
1. Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
Donald Leroy Truesdell
Aug. 26. 1906
Sept. 21, 1993
Medal of Honor Recipient
Place/Citation: Costancia,
Northern Nicaragua 1932
Truesdell, serving in Nicaragua as second in command of a guardia national patrol, was sent out on mission with orders to make contact with a previously discovered group of outlaws on the 24th of April 1932. During the search a rifle grenade fell from its carrier, struck a nearby rock, and ignited. Seeing that several patrol members were in danger, Truesdell rushed forward, grasped the grenade and attempted to hurl it away. The grenade exploded blowing off Truesdell’s hand, part of his arm, and inflicting several other major injuries on his body; however by taking the brunt of the explosion he saved the other members of his patrol from serious injury or loss of life.
 
Erected by James Leroy Belk Post 17, the American Legion, Camden, SC.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
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34° 14.004′ N, 80° 36.726′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Memorial is on Meeting Street. This memorial is in Quaker Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camden SC 29020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unknown Confederate Soldiers (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quaker Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Quaker Burying Ground (about 700 feet away); West Redoubt (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named West Redoubt (about 700 feet away); Northwest Redoubt (approx. ¼ mile away); Southwest Redoubt (approx. ¼ mile away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 14, 2010
2. Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker
This marker is in St. John's Methodist Church Cemetery, Highway 34, Lugoff SC-The GPS is N34.2267 W80.7079
Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 14, 2010
3. Donald Truesdell Memorial Marker
This group of flags are in front of the American Legion Post 17, Camden SC. The marker at the base of the American flag reads; U.S. Marine, Donald LeRoy Truesdell, Memorial Post Garden, Medal of Honor Recipient-Nicaragua, April 24, 1932-James Leroy Belk Post 17, The American Legion-Workman---Hordsby Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 588 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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