Central in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Furman L. Smith Memorial Highway
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 34° 47.85′ N, 82° 49.044′ W. Marker is in Central, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of Furman L. Smith Memorial Highway and South Main Street (SC 133) on Furman L. Smith Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Central SC 29630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Six Mile Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Pickens Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Pickens Church (approx. 4 miles away); Andrew Pickens (approx. 4 miles away); Henry Craig (approx. 4 miles away); Central (approx. 5˝ miles away); Fort Prince George (approx. 5˝ miles away); Bertha Evans Morgan Rose Garden (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Central.
Regarding Furman L. Smith Memorial Highway. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: *SMITH, FURMAN L.
• Rank and organization:
• Place and date: Near Lanuvio, Italy, 31 May 1944
• Entered service at: Central, S.C.
• G.O. No.: 6, 24 January 1945
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. In its attack on a strong point, an infantry company was held up by intense enemy fire. The group to which Pvt. Smith belonged was far in the lead when attacked by a force of 80 Germans. The squad leader and 1 other man were seriously wounded and other members of the group withdrew to the company position, but Pvt. Smith refused to leave his wounded comrades. He placed them in the shelter of shell craters and then alone faced a strong enemy counterattack, temporarily checking it by his accurate rifle fire at close range, killing and wounding many of the foe. Against overwhelming odds, he stood his ground until shot down and killed, rifle in hand.
Categories. • War, World II •
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