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Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge

 
 
Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 20, 2017
1. Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription. Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge In honor of Cpl. Tony Stein, USMC Congessional Medal of Honor WW II Iwo Jima killed in action March, 1, 1945 presented by Kaiser Aluminum 1998
 
Erected 1998 by Kaiser Aluminum.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 46.179′ N, 84° 10.618′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Keowee Street (U.S. 25) and Valley Street (Ohio Route 4, 201,), on the right when traveling south on North Keowee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 North Keowee Street, Dayton OH 45404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hull's Rendezvous (approx. 0.4 miles away); Icarus (approx. half a mile away); Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration (approx. half a mile away); Chinese Kites (approx. half a mile away); Leonardo da Vinci (approx. half a mile away); Neil Armstrong (approx. half a mile away); Montgolfier Brothers (approx. half a mile away); Sir George Cayley (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Additional keywords.
Cpl. Tony Stein grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 15, 2000
2. Cpl. Tony Stein grave marker
He is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Dayton OH in Section 8, Lot 139. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: *STEIN, TONY Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, in the Volcano Islands, 19 February 1945. The first man of his unit to be on station after hitting the beach in the initial assault, Cpl. Stein, armed with a personally improvised aircraft-type weapon, provided rapid covering fire as the remainder of his platoon attempted to move into position. When his comrades were stalled by a concentrated machinegun and mortar barrage, he gallantly stood upright and exposed himself to the enemy's view, thereby drawing the hostile fire to his own person and enabling him to observe the location of the furiously blazing hostile guns. Determined to neutralize the strategically placed weapons, he boldly charged the enemy pillboxes 1 by 1 and succeeded in killing 20 of the enemy during the furious single-handed assault. Cool and courageous under the merciless hail of exploding shells and bullets which fell on all sides, he continued to deliver the fire of his skillfully improvised weapon at a tremendous rate of speed which rapidly exhausted his ammunition. Undaunted, he removed his helmet and shoes to expedite his movements and ran back to the beach for additional ammunition, making a total of 8 trips under intense fire and carrying or assisting a wounded man back each time. Despite the unrelenting savagery and confusion of battle, he rendered prompt assistance to his platoon whenever the unit was in position, directing the fire of a half-track against a stubborn pillbox until he had effected the ultimate destruction of the Japanese fortification. Later in the day, although his weapon was twice shot from his hands, he personally covered the withdrawal of his platoon to the company position. Stouthearted and indomitable, Cpl. Stein, by his aggressive initiative sound judgment, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of terrific odds, contributed materially to the fulfillment of his mission, and his outstanding valor throughout the bitter hours of conflict sustains and enhances the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.
Medal of Honor Iwo Jima
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 20, 2017
3. Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge Marker
west side abutment
Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 20, 2017
4. Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge Marker
east side abutment, identical plaque
Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 20, 2017
5. Cpl. Tony Stein Memorial Bridge Marker
southbound traffic converging onto the bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 21, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   2. submitted on November 24, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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