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South Haven in Van Buren County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Corporal Duane E. Dewey

 
 
Corporal Duane E. Dewey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 30, 2010
1. Corporal Duane E. Dewey Marker
Inscription. During the Korean War, Corporal Duane Edgar Dewey of the 2nd Battalion 5th Marines from South Haven, was the first person to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor from then President Eisenhower. He earned the nation’s highest award for heroism on April 16, 1952 when, although already wounded, he smothered and exploding enemy grenade with his own body to save the lives of his comrades.
Semper Fi

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 42° 24.204′ N, 86° 16.325′ W. Marker is in South Haven, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is on Phoenix Street west of Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located near the entrance to City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 539 Phoenix Street, South Haven MI 49090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott Club (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Downtown's Rich History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Evelyn S (approx. ¼ mile away); Dyckman Avenue Bascule Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Commercial Fishing
Corporal Duane E. Dewey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 30, 2010
2. Corporal Duane E. Dewey Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Commercial Shipping (approx. ¼ mile away); Algonquin Legends of South Haven (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hartman School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Haven.
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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