Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Medal of Honor Winners
Daviess Co. natives who have received the Medal of Honor:
John J. Given–Corp, Co K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Died while trying to recover a fallen soldier at Wichita River, Texas, July 12, 1870.
Thomas Cruse- 2nd Lt., 6th U.S. Cavalry. His charge at Big Dry Fork, Az., July 17, 1882, against enemy Native American troops led to recovery of a wounded soldier.
David P. Nash–Private First Class, Co B, 39th Infantry. Died at Giao Duc, Vietnam, Dec. 29, 1968. After his patrol established a position, Pfc. Nash and another kept watch while two other men slept. When an enemy grenade landed nearby, he shouted a warning and leapt on the explosive, thereby saving the lives of the three men.
Erected 2012 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2384.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 37° 46.469′ N, 87° 6.798′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is on Frederica Street south of West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daviess Co. U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Daviess Countians Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); George Graham Vest / "Tribute to a Dog" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wendell H. Ford (about 300 feet away); Vietnam Honor Roll (approx. 8 miles away in Indiana); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 8.1 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
Categories. • Heroes • War, Vietnam • Wars, US Indian •
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