Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 23.508′ N, 91° 3.144′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville MS 38701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gamwyn Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holt Collier (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Little Italy" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mississippi (approx. one mile away); Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge (approx. one mile away); The Courthouse Arboretum (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Legal Liquor Store (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Regarding Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry.
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Place and date: Luchem, Germany, 3 December 1944. Entered service at: Greenville, Miss. Birth: Greenville, Miss. G.O. No.: 45, 12 June 1945. Citation: Near Luchem, Germany, he volunteered to attempt the destruction of a nest of 5 enemy machineguns located in a bunker 150 yards to the flank which had stopped the advance of his platoon. Stripping off his pack, overshoes, helmet, and overcoat, he sprinted alone with his rifle and hand grenades across the open terrain toward the enemy emplacement. Before he had gone half the distance he was hit by a burst of machinegun fire. Dropping his rifle, he continued to stagger forward until he fell mortally wounded only 10 yards from the enemy emplacement. His single-handed attack forced the enemy to leave the machineguns. During this break in hostile fire the platoon moved forward and overran the position. Pvt. Henry, by his gallantry and intrepidity and utter disregard for his own life, enabled his company to reach its objective, capturing this key defense and 70 German prisoners.
Categories. • War, World II •
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