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P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C.

 
 
P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 3, 2019
1. P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C. Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C. (July 7, 1930 - Nov. 29, 1950), awarded Medal of Honor posthumously for action at Koto-Ri, Korea

Sacrificed his life by smothering an enemy hand grenade with his body thereby saving the lives of his comrades
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.719′ N, 84° 49.086′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Memorial is at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on Harrison Avenue. In front of the fire station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Harrison Avenue, Harrison OH 45030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrison War Memorial (here, next to this marker); John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail (a few steps from this marker); Morgan's Great Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away in Indiana); When the Civil War Came to Indiana (approx. 0.4 miles away in Indiana);
P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C. Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 10, 2003
2. P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C. Grave Marker
He is buried in Glen Haven Cemetery, Harrison, OH in Section 8. The grave GPS is LAT 39.2674 LON -84.8103.
Canal Junction (approx. mile away in Indiana); Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohio (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); General John Morgan (approx. 4.2 miles away in Indiana); Snow Hill Covered Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrison.
 
Regarding P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C..
The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pride in presenting the Medal Of Honor posthumously to Private First Class William B. Baugh, United States Marine Corps, for service as set forth in the following Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a member of an Anti-Tank Assault Squad attached to Company G, Third Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), during a nighttime enemy attack against a motorized column en route from Koto-Ri to Hagaru-ri, Korea, on November 29, 1950. Acting instantly when a hostile grenade landed in his truck as he and his squad prepared to alight and assist in the repulse of an enemy force delivering intense automatic-weapons and grenade fire
P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 3, 2019
3. P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C. Marker
from deeply entrenched and well-concealed roadside positions, Private First Class Baugh quickly shouted a warning to the other men in the vehicle and, unmindful of his own personal safety, hurled himself upon the deadly missile, thereby saving his comrades from serious injury or possible death. Sustaining severe wounds from which he died a short time afterward, Private First Class Baugh, by his superb courage and valiant spirit of self-sacrifice, upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Harry S. Truman
 
Also see . . .  William Baugh. Private First Class William Bernard Baugh (July 7, 1930 – November 29, 1950) was a United States Marine who, at age 20, received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War. (Submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
Categories. War, Korean
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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