Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lt. Presley N. O'Bannon, USMC
Erected 1973 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1465.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 11.634′ N, 84° 51.896′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 60, 460). Touch for map. Located in the Franklin Cemetery. Follow the main road to the Kentucky State War memorial. Tall monolith on a rise in the middle of the cemetery, about 1/4 mile south of the entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daniel Boone's Grave (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frankfort State Hospital And School Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Daniel Boone - Pioneer / Grave of Daniel Boone Frankfort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Winnie A. Scott Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ruth Hanly Booe 1891-1973 (approx. half a mile away); Melodye Park (approx. half a mile away); State Arsenal (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to Lt. Presley N. O'Bannon, USMC.
Also see . . . To The Shores Of Tripoli. An article by Christopher Hitchens published in Time Magazine on Monday, Jul. 05, 2004. Page 5 mention's "Lieut. Presley O'Bannon of the Marine Corps..." (Submitted on July 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. Marine Corps Hymn, with O'Bannon's feat highlighted.
From the halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our countrys battles In the air, on land, and sea,
First to fight for right and freedom , And to keep our honor clean,
Our flags unfurl'd to every breeze From dawn to setting sun.
We have fought in every clime and place Where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far-off northern lands And in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job - The United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to our Corps Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life And never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy Ever gaze on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded By United States Marines.
— Submitted July 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,658 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.