Herbert Osborn Dickerson
2/28/1907 - 12/4/1964
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. New Brusly Town Hall Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles P. Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Open Sugar Kettles
More about this marker. Located at the Brusly Town Hall.
Categories. • African Americans • Heroes • War, 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 65 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2017.