Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
City of Lubbock Cemetery
In 1891, Sgt. Joseph F. Knight led a bold rescue of a cavalry company surrounded by hostile Sioux warriors. Knight led the attack resulting in the warriors' retreat, ultimately saving the lives of the cavalry troopers.
In 1945, PFC. Herman C. Wallace was clearing a road when he stepped on a German anti-personnel mine. Diving for the ground would cause the mine to kill those around him. Wallace put both feet on the mine, confining the explosion., sacrificing his life, and saving a number of his comrades from death and injury.
Major George A Davis, a decorated WWII ace fighter pilot, also served in the Korean War. In 1952, Davis bravely attacked 12 enemy aircraft to protect exposed allied support aircraft. Davis brought down two enemy planes, protected the ground support airplanes, and died when his own airplane succumbed to enemy fire.
Erected 2013 by Lubbock County Historical Commission.
Location. 33° 33.831′ Touch for map. Marker is in the southwest corner of the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2011 East 31st Street, Lubbock TX 79404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Lubbock Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buddy Holly Historical Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradford Knapp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Gilead Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Breedlove Airport (approx. 1.1 miles away); J.I. Allison House circa 1950s (approx. 1.9 miles away); F W & D South Plains Railway Depot (approx. 1.9 miles away); Buddy Holly (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
Also see . . .
1. Find A Grave memorial for Joseph F. Knight. (Submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. Find A Grave memorial for Herman C. Wallace. (Submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
3. Find A Grave memorial for George A Davis. (Submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, World II • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.