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Livingston in Rockcastle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Congressional Medal of Honor

Awarded to Private First Class David M. Smith

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. Congressional Medal of Honor Marker
Inscription. Born November 10, 1926, Livingston, Kentucky - Died September 1, 1950, Yongsan Village, Korea.

Drafted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, PFC David M. Smith died in battle when he sacrificed his life to save his comrades-in-arms when he fell upon a grenade that had been thrown into his foxhole.

This act of valor and bravery, while costing his his life, saved the lives of those around him.

For this heroic and selfless act of bravery, he joined the very small ranks of those serving this country when he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

His remains are now at rest atop a hill overlooking his hometown of Livingston on Medal of Honor Road where he is further memorialized.<;p> PFC David M. Smith Received Congressional Medal of Honor for his sacrifice to our country. Born Livingston KY Nov. 10, 1926 Died Korea Sept. 1, 1950. In memory of all from this area who gave their life for their country.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 37° 17.86′ N, 84° 12.904′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Kentucky, in Rockcastle County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 25), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livingston KY 40445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Congressional Medal of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
2. Congressional Medal of Honor Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Livingston Trail Head (within shouting distance of this marker); Sambrook Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); PFC David M. Smith / Medal of Honor Winner (approx. half a mile away); Camp Wildcat (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Battle of Wildcat (approx. 2.4 miles away); Infantry Ridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hoosier Knob (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle of Camp Wildcat (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
Also see . . .  David M. Smith. (Submitted on May 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
PFC David M. Smith Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
3. PFC David M. Smith Grave
PFC David M. Smith Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
4. PFC David M. Smith Grave
PFC David M. Smith Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
5. PFC David M. Smith Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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