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Madisonville in Madison County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Truman Kimbro

(1918-1944)

 
 
Truman Kimbro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
1. Truman Kimbro Marker
Inscription. Madison County native Truman Kimbro was born in Cottonwood (6 mi. W), and attended school in nearby Center. Drafted into the army in December 1941, he arrived in Europe in October 1943 with the 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was among the allied forces that landed on Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944. Killed in December 1944 while placing anti-tank mines before advancing German troops, Kimbro was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is buried in the U. S. Military Cemetery near Henri-Chapelle, Belgium.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11257.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 30° 56.894′ N, 95° 54.842′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Texas, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of West Trinity Street and South Elm Street, on the right when traveling east on West Trinity Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Truman Kimbro Convention Center, which is located behind the Madison County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 West Trinity Street, Madisonville TX 77864, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Truman Kimbro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
2. Truman Kimbro Marker
At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Madisonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison County (approx. 0.8 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Kimbro, Truman - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 20 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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