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The Most Combat Decorated World War II Soldier

 
 
The Most Combat Decorated World War II Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 8, 2014
1. The Most Combat Decorated World War II Soldier Marker
Inscription.  In 1980, Lt. Col. Matt Urban, Aug. 25, 1919 [-] March 4, 1995, the most combat decorated World War II soldier, received the Congressional Medal of Honor, three silver stars, five bronze stars, purple heart with 7 oak leaf clusters, from President Jimmy Carter. After his seventh wound he was honorably discharged.
 
Erected by Polish Legion American Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #39 James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr., and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists.
 
Location. 43° 5.65′ N, 79° 3.407′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 104) and Pine Avenue (U.S. BUS 62), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Marker is on a triangular green space known as Wright Park or Cenotaph Park or Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is along the Main Street sidewalk between Pine Aveneue and Park Place. Touch for map
The Most Combat Decorated World War II Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 8, 2014
2. The Most Combat Decorated World War II Soldier Marker
Northward view, Main Street (NY 104).
. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor of the Soldiers, Sailors & Marines (a few steps from this marker); Niagara Falls Medal of Honor Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Park Place Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Niagara Gorge Industrial Heritage (approx. ¼ mile away); Niagara Gorge Important Bird Area (approx. ¼ mile away); The Birth of Hydro Electric Power (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Niagara Falls Power Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to Schoellkopf Power Station No.3 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Matt Urban - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
The Most Combat Decorated World War II Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 8, 2014
3. The Most Combat Decorated World War II Soldier Marker
Southward, Main Street. The white stone building in the background is the U.S. Post Office.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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