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Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Herbert Osborn Dickerson

2/28/1907 - 12/4/1964

 
 
Herbert Osborn Dickerson Marker image. Click for full size.
November 10, 2017
1. Herbert Osborn Dickerson Marker
Inscription.
Herbert O. Dickerson, son of Osborne and Mary Dickerson, was born at their home on Paul Lane near Brusly, Louisiana, and raised in that area throughout his life except for his time of military service. After being drafted into the service during WWII, at the age of 36, he joined the Marines, the only African-American from Brusly area to do so at the time. He was sent to Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, where he became a member of the Montford Point Marines and served our country with honor, having the courage to fight for the right to fight.

In a November 11, 2011, ceremony in Washington, D.C., Dickerson was recognized posthumously with the Congressional Gold Medal for Distinguished Service as a Montford Point Marine.
 
Location. 30° 23.145′ N, 91° 14.698′ W. Marker is in Brusly, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Vaughan Drive south of East Francis Street when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 South Vaughan Drive, Brusly LA 70719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles P. Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Open Sugar Kettles (within shouting distance of this marker); Brusly, Louisiana

Herbert Osborn Dickerson Marker image. Click for full size.
November 11, 2017
2. Herbert Osborn Dickerson Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Lukeville School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Molaisonville / St. James Square (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Back Brusly Oak (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brusly.
 
More about this marker. Located at the Brusly Town Hall.
 
Categories. African AmericansHeroesWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2017.
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