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Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 15, 2000
1. Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard Marker
Inscription. This Boulevard is dedicated to the memory of L/CPL. Joseph Calvin Paul, U.S. Marine Corps who died from wounds received in action near Chu Lai Republic of Vietnam on 19 August 1965. Greater love hath no man than this.That a man lay down his life for his friends.
 
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. Tadmor - Taylorsville (approx. 2 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 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Englewood Dam (approx. 4 miles
Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 15, 2000
2. Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard Marker
This is Joe Paul's goverment marker.
away); Site of First Game in the NFL (approx. 4 miles away); The Miami Conservancy District (approx. 4 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
Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 15, 2000
3. Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard Marker
This is Joe C. Paul's private grave marker
dashed across the fire-swept rice paddies, placed himself between his wounded comrades and the enemy, and delivered effective suppressive fire with his automatic weapon in order to divert the attack long enough to allow the casualties to be evacuated. Although critically wounded during the course of the battle, he resolutely remained in his exposed position and continued to fire his rifle until he collapsed and was evacuated. By his fortitude and gallant spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of almost certain death, he saved the lives of several of his fellow marines. His heroic action served to inspire all who observed him and reflect the highest credit upon himself, the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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