Lily in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
First Lt. Carl H. Dodd / Medal of Honor Winner
First Lt. Carl H. Dodd
This Medal of Honor recipient was born in Harlan Co. Dodd served with Co. E, 5th Regimental Combat Team, U.S. Army. He was awarded the medal for heroic action in the Korean War for capture of Hill 256, a key terrain, with utter disregard for his safety, January 1951, near Subuk, Korea.
Medal of Honor Winner
President Harry S. Truman presented Carl H. Dodd with this award in May 1951. He achieved the rank of major before retiring from the U.S. Army on June 30, 1965. He lived in Laurel County the last 33 years of his life. Died on October 13, 1996.
Presented by VFW Post 3167. Williamsburg; VFW Post 3302, London; VFW District II; DAV Chapter 158, Keavy; John C Karr; and Walter Setser.
Erected 1999 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highhways. (Marker Number 2033.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 37° 1.632′ N, 84° 3.912′ W. Marker is in Lily, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is at the intersection of Laurel Road (U.S. 25) and Roaden Lane, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lily KY 40740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Modrel's Station (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wilderness Road Inn (approx. 3½ miles away); CSA Returns to Tenn. (approx. 3.7 miles away); Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken (approx. 4.9 miles away); Congressmen Buried in London / Congressmen Buried in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park (approx. 6.3 miles away); Sue Bennett College (approx. 6.9 miles away); Battle of London (approx. 7.1 miles away); Poynter Building (approx. 7.1 miles away).
Regarding First Lt. Carl H. Dodd / Medal of Honor Winner. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant (then 2d Lt.), U.S. Army, Company E, 5th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Subuk, Korea, 30 and 31 January 1951. Entered service at: Kenvir, Ky. Born: 21 April 1925, Evarts, Ky. G.O. No.: 37, 4 June 1951. Citation: 1st Lt. Dodd, Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. First Lt. Dodd, given the responsibility of spearheading an attack to capture Hill 256, a key terrain feature defended by a well-armed,
Categories. • War, Korean •
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