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Jackson in Breathitt County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Willie Sandlin

 
 
Willie Sandlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Willie Sandlin Marker
Inscription. Kentuckys only medal of honor winner in World War I. Born at the head of Freeman fork of Longs Creek, Breathitt County, KY. Jan. 1. 1890. Single handedly destroyed three German machine gun nests. Killed 24 enemy soldiers near Bois De Froges France Sept. 26, 1918. Received medal for heroism July 19, 1919, died Leslie County, KY. age 59, May 29, 1949 of lingering lung infection, the result of inhaling poisonous gas during war. Originally buried in Leslie County. Re interred in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville KY.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 37° 33.234′ N, 83° 23.016′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Kentucky, in Breathitt County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is in the Breathitt County War Memorial located on the grounds of the County Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson KY 41339, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); Korean War Memorial (here, next to this marker); "Bloody Breathitt" (within shouting distance of this marker); Breathitt Volunteers
Willie Sandlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Willie Sandlin Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Breathitt County (within shouting distance of this marker); Broken Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam and Nola of Morris Fork (approx. 13.3 miles away); Gateway to Appalachia (approx. 15.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Willie Sandlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
3. Willie Sandlin Marker
Willie Sandlin Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
4. Willie Sandlin Grave Marker
Marker in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Section E, Grave 10-A
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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