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Lt. Darwin K. Kyle

 
 
Lt. Darwin K. Kyle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
1. Lt. Darwin K. Kyle Marker
Inscription.  This Congressional Medal of Honor winner fought in Korean War. Born in Jenkins, June 1918, Second Lt. Kyle in U.S. Army with Co. K, 7th Inf. Regt., 3d Inf. Div. Lt. Kyle rallied his men amid intensive fighting to renew attacks on enemy machine-gun positions. He killed 7 men in 2 assaults, then was slain by enemy fire, February 16, 1951.

Presented by Letcher County Historical and Genealogical Society

 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1906.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1918.
 
Location. 37° 10.336′ N, 82° 38.005′ W. Marker is in Jenkins, Kentucky, in Letcher County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 805) 0.1 miles east of Lake Side Drive (State Highway 2550), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jenkins KY 41537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Lt. Darwin K. Kyle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
2. Lt. Darwin K. Kyle Marker
View to northwest across Main Street
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jenkins - Dunham - Burdine World War II Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jenkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pound Gap (approx. one mile away); Caudill’s Army (approx. 1.2 miles away); Brothers Once More (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pound Gap Massacre (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pound Gap (approx. 1.2 miles away in Virginia); Wise County / Kentucky (approx. 1.2 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jenkins.
 
Also see . . .  Darwin K. Kyle - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
 
Lt. Darwin K. Kyle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
3. Lt. Darwin K. Kyle Marker
View to southwest towards downtown from parking lot of David A. Zegeer Coal - Railroad Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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