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Samuel Woodfill

Most Decorated Soldier of W. W. I

 

Medal of Honor Recipient

 
Samuel Woodfill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
1. Samuel Woodfill Marker
Inscription.  
In Honor of A Native Son
Samuel Woodfill
Major, United States Army
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Born near Bryantsburg, Indiana
June 6, 1887
Died Vevay, Indiana
August 10, 1951
Buried in Arlington Naational Cemetery
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"The Outstanding American Soldier in the World War"
John J. Pershing
General of the Armies

 
Erected by Citizens of Jefferson County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 38° 44.168′ N, 85° 22.599′ W. Marker is in Madison, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East Main Street east of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. located on front lawn of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison IN 47250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker);
Wide View - - Samuel Woodfill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
2. Wide View - - Samuel Woodfill Marker
Replica of The Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. General Walter Krueger (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson County (Indiana ) Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); This Shell Fired into Vicksburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Irene Dunne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michael C. Garber (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison Historic District (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Samuel Woodfill. In 1921 Woodfill was selected as one of three World War I veterans to represent the Army in ceremonies dedicating the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  Biography on the official website of Arlington National Cemetery. Excellent biography of Major Samuel Woodfill. Includes photos of him and his place of interment. (Submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,145 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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