Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 39° 50.94′ N, 84° 11.994′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on N. Dixie Drive. Touch for map. This marker is just inside the Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery and the Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard is the main road inside the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8135 Dixie Drive, Dayton OH 45414, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St Paul Lutheran Church Dog Leg Road, Dayton (approx. 2½ miles away); Tadmor - Taylorsville (approx. 2½ miles away); Taylorsville (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Crossroads of America (approx. 2.9 miles away); Charity Adams Earley (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Village of Tadmor / The National Road Englewood Dam (approx. 4½ miles away); Site of First Game in the NFL (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Regarding Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION
Rank and organization: Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, Company H, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines (Rein), 3d Marine Division (Rein). Place and date: near Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam, 18 August 1965. Entered service at: Dayton, Ohio. Born: 23 April 1946, Williamsburg, Ky. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. In violent battle, L/Cpl. Paul's platoon sustained 5 casualties as it was temporarily pinned down, by devastating mortar, recoilless rifle, automatic weapons, and rifle fire delivered by insurgent communist (Viet Cong) forces in well entrenched positions. The wounded marines were unable to move from their perilously exposed positions forward of the remainder of their platoon, and were suddenly subjected to a barrage of white phosphorous rifle grenades. L/Cpl. Paul, fully aware that his tactics would almost certainly result in serious injury or death to himself, chose to disregard his safety and boldly
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
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