Donald R. Lobaugh Memorial
World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Veterans Killed in Action World War I and World War II
Killed In Action World War I; Edgar C. Shearer Fred J. Shick.
Killed In Action in World War II; John Abatti Ralph Barger James C. Bonnett Richard B. Craig, George Crick, Cecil R. Culbertson, Paul D. Early Albert L. Henry Jr, R.Donald Lehner Donald R. Lobaugh, Edward J. Rumbaugh, Jr, Kenneth R. Shick Donald M. Smeltzer Arnold G. Snyder Roy Stanford Leon C. Summerville.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 41° 2.646′ N, 79° 30.084′ W. Marker is in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania, in Clarion County. Marker is on Main Street (SR-68). Touch for map. The marker is located in Veterans Park. Marker is in this post office area: Rimersburg PA 16248, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brady's Bend (approx. 5.8 miles away); Buchanan Furnace (approx. 6.3 miles away); In Memorium of Those Whose Died in the August 14, 1980 Flood (approx. 7 miles away);
Regarding Donald R. Lobaugh Memorial. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION.
Rank and organization: Private, U .S. Army, 127th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Afua, New Guinea, 22 July 1944. Entered service at: Freeport, Pa. Birth: Freeport, Pa. G.O. No.: 31, 17 April 1945. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty near Afua, New Guinea, on 22 July 1944. While Pvt. Lobaugh's company was withdrawing from its position on 21 July, the enemy attacked and cut off approximately 1 platoon of our troops. The platoon immediately occupied, organized, and defended a position, which it held throughout the night. Early on 22 July, an attempt was made to effect its withdrawal, but during the preparation therefor, the enemy emplaced a machinegun, protected by the fire of rifles and automatic weapons, which blocked the only route over which the platoon could move. Knowing
Categories. • War, World I • War, World II •
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