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PFC William B. Baugh, USMC / Medal of Honor Winner

 
 
PFC William B. Baugh, USMC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. PFC William B. Baugh, USMC Marker
Inscription.

PFC William B. Baugh, USMC
This Congressional Medal of Honor recipient born near here July 7, 1930. Baugh served with Co. G, 3rd Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Div. (Reinforced). Awarded honor posthumously for gallantry at risk of his life to spare others serious injury en route from Koto-ri to Hagaru-ri, Korea.
Presented by Ky. Marine Corps League, Ky. Chap. of First
Marine Div. Assoc., and Ky. Council of Navy League.


Medal of Honor Winner
Baugh was serving as a member of an Anti-Tank Assault Squad during a nighttime enemy attack on a motorized column, when a hostile grenade landed in his truck. He shouted a warning to other Marines in the vehicle and hurled himself upon the deadly missile, saving his comrades from injury or death. Gave supreme sacrifice, Nov. 29, 1950.
Presented by Ky. Marine Corps League, Ky. Chap. of First
Marine Div. Assoc., and Ky. Council of Navy League.

 
Erected 1998 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2013.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location.
Medal of Honor Winner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. Medal of Honor Winner Marker
37° 26.997′ N, 84° 45.595′ W. Marker is in McKinney, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 198 0.1 miles south of Railroad Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kentucky Highway 198, Mc Kinney KY 40448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McKinney's Fort (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crash of the B-58 "Hustler" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ottenheim (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 7.3 miles away); Logan's Station or St. Asaph (approx. 7 miles away); Earliest Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Stanford Female College (approx. 7.6 miles away); Alcorn Homestead / Sophia K. Alcorn (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKinney.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on William Baugh. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Korean
 
Area photo looking south on Kentucky 198. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. Area photo looking south on Kentucky 198.
The view south on Kentucky 198. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
4. The view south on Kentucky 198.
PFC William B. Baugh, USMC image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. PFC William B. Baugh, USMC
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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