Owings Mills in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts Memorial
World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Erected 1994 by The Destroyer-Escort Sailors Association of Maryland, Inc.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 39° 26.412′ N, 76° 45.996′ W. Marker is in Owings Mills, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Garrison Forest Road. Touch for map. Lt. Milton E. Ricketts marker is in the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery near the main entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Owings Mills MD 21117, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Maryland State Veterans Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial at Maryland State Veterans Cemetery-Garrison Forest (a few steps from this marker); VFW War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gwynnbrook State Farm No. 1 (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of William Maxwell Wood, MD (approx. 1.3 miles away); Garrison Forest Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Original Cornerstone of the Franklin Senior High School (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owings Mills.
Regarding Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts Memorial. Lt. Milton E. Ricketts name is inscribed on the "Wall of the Missing", ABMC Manila Cemetery. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION: Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Born: 5 August 1913, Baltimore, Md. Appointed from: Maryland. Citation: For extraordinary and distinguished gallantry above and beyond the call of duty as Officer-in-Charge of the Engineering Repair Party of the U.S.S. Yorktown in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea on 8 May 1942. During the severe bombarding of the Yorktown by enemy Japanese forces, an aerial bomb passed through and exploded directly beneath the compartment in which Lt. Ricketts' battle
Also see . . . USS Ricketts (DE-254). (Submitted on March 18, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • Heroes • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on March 18, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on March 17, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.