Lily in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
First Lt. Carl H. Dodd / Medal of Honor Winner
First Lt. Carl H. Dodd
This Medal of Honor recipient was born in Harlan Co. Dodd served with Co. E, 5th Regimental Combat Team, U.S. Army. He was awarded the medal for heroic action in the Korean War for capture of Hill 256, a key terrain, with utter disregard for his safety, January 1951, near Subuk, Korea.
Medal of Honor Winner
President Harry S. Truman presented Carl H. Dodd with this award in May 1951. He achieved the rank of major before retiring from the U.S. Army on June 30, 1965. He lived in Laurel County the last 33 years of his life. Died on October 13, 1996.
Presented by VFW Post 3167. Williamsburg; VFW Post 3302, London; VFW District II; DAV Chapter 158, Keavy; John C Karr; and Walter Setser.
Erected 1999 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highhways. (Marker Number 2033.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. TrumanKentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists.
Location. 37° 1.632′ N, 84° 3.912′ W. Marker is in Lily, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is at the intersection of Laurel Road (U.S. 25) and Roaden Lane, on the right when traveling north on Laurel Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lily KY 40740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Modrel's Station (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wilderness Road Inn (approx. 3˝ miles away); CSA Returns to Tenn. (approx. 3.7 miles away); Daniel Boone's Trail (approx. 3.9 miles away); Where did Millstones Come From? (approx. 4 miles away); Dressing a Millstone (approx. 4 miles away); Millstones Through The Ages (approx. 4 miles away); "The people went and gathered it and ground it in mills." (approx. 4 miles away).
Regarding First Lt. Carl H. Dodd / Medal of Honor Winner. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant (then 2d Lt.), U.S. Army, Company E, 5th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Subuk, Korea, 30 and 31 January 1951. Entered service at: Kenvir, Ky. Born: 21 April 1925, Evarts, Ky. G.O. No.: 37, 4 June
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