Oakdale in Allen Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Sgt. Leroy Johnson
that he lay his life down for his friend."
No more appropriate words could be used than the above in the incident relative to the death of U.S. Army Sgt. Leroy Johnson of Oakdale, La., who covered two Japanese grenades with his own body, saving the lives of those with him, on December 15, 1944 on the island of Leyte. For his outstanding gallantry he was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 30° 48.945′ N, 92° 39.721′ W. Marker is in Oakdale, Louisiana, in Allen Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East 6th Avenue and 10th Street, in the median on East 6th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakdale LA 71463, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); SSG Timothy B. Cole, Jr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glenmora Cemetery (approx. 11.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Leroy Johnson (Medal of Honor). Wikipedia (Submitted on August 5, 2015.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2015. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.