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Rimersburg in Clarion County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Donald R. Lobaugh Memorial

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient


—Veterans Killed in Action World War I and World War II —

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By Don Morfe, September 8, 2001
1. Donald R. Lobaugh Marker
Inscription. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his country-Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient-World War II-Donald R. Lobaugh-Killed in Action in 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);

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By Don Morfe, September 8, 2001
2. Donald R. Lobaugh Marker
Long shot of Veterans Park
Brady's Bend Works (approx. 7.2 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 9.4 miles away); Saint Patrick's Church (approx. 10.4 miles away); Foxburg Golf Course (approx. 11.7 miles away); Clarion County (approx. 13.3 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
Donald R. Lobaugh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2001
3. Donald R. Lobaugh Marker
Donald R. Lobaugh is buried in Rimersburg Cemetery, Rimersburg, PA. His grave GPS Coordinates are N41.0473 W79.4969
that it was the key to the enemy position, Pfc. Lobaugh volunteered to attempt to destroy this weapon, even though in order to reach it he would be forced to work his way about 30 yards over ground devoid of cover. When part way across this open space he threw a hand grenade, but exposed himself in the act and was wounded. Heedless of his wound, he boldly rushed the emplacement, firing as he advanced. The enemy concentrated their fire on him, and he was struck repeatedly, but he continued his attack and killed 2 more before he was himself slain. Pfc. Lobaugh's heroic actions inspired his comrades to press the attack, and to drive the enemy from the position with heavy losses. His fighting determination and intrepidity in battle exemplify the highest traditions of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on September 14, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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