Rocky Mount in Nash County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Harold Bascom Durham, Jr.
2D Lt. Durham, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the cost of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a forward observer with Company D, 2D Battalion, 28th infantry. When contact was made with a concealed enemy force, 2D Lt. Durham immediately moved into an exposed position to adjust the supporting artillery fire. He administered first aid to the wounded in spite of heavy enemy sniper fire. When enemy units assaulted friendly positions, he moved to replace a wounded observer, and the enemy detonated a Claymore mine, severely wounding him in the head. In spite of the intense pain, he continued to direct artillery fire and to employ his individual weapon. As the enemy pressed their attack 2D Lt. Durham called for supporting fire to be placed almost directly on his position, and twice the insurgents were driven back. He refused to seek cover and instead positioned himself in a
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam.
Location. 35° 56.802′ N, 77° 47.704′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Nash County. Memorial is at the intersection of North Church Street (Business U.S. 301) and Goldleaf Street, on the right when traveling north on North Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount NC 27804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adolphus Staton (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial At Jack Laughery Park (here, next to this marker); Hardees Food System (a few steps from this marker); Operation Dixie (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thelonious Monk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miss Anna Easter Brown Douglas Franklin Davis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Junius Daniel Douglas 1874-1973 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
Also see . . . Harold Bascom Durham Jr. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 12, 2016, by Bristol Hylan of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.)
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