Loudon in Loudon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Sgt. Mitchell W. Stout
U.S. Army — Vietnam
Khe Gio Bridge Republic of Vietnam
12 March 1970
Battery C, 1st Battalion
44th Artillery, Vietnam
The President of the United States
in the name of Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Sgt. Mitchell W. Stout
Sgt. Stout distinguished himself during an attack by a North Vietnamese Army sapper company on his unitís firing position at Khe Gio Bridge. Sgt. Stout was in a bunker with members of a searchlight crew when the position came under heavy enemy mortar fire and ground attack. When the intensity of the mortar attack subsided, an enemy grenade was thrown into the bunker. Displaying great courage, Sgt. Stout ran to the grenade, picked it up, and started out the bunker. As he reached the door, the grenade exploded. By holding the grenade close to his body and shielding its blast, he protected his fellow soldiers in the bunker from further injury or death.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 35° 44.48′ N, 84° 20.184′ W. Marker is in Loudon, Tennessee, in Loudon County. Marker is at the intersection of Touch for map. Located on the west lawn of the Loudon County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Loudon TN 37774, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loudon County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Loudon Railroad Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lenoir Plantation (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lenoir's Station (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lenoir Cotton Mill (approx. 5.4 miles away); Company B - Korean War Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Lenoir Cotton Mill (approx. 5.4 miles away); Battle of Philadelphia (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loudon.
Also see . . . Mitchell W. Stout. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 17, 2013.)
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.