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Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners - Glasgow, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 36° 59.730 W 085° 54.733
16S E 596793 N 4094926
Quick Description: A plaque mounted on the courthouse behind the Civil War memorial is dedicated to the residents of Barren County that were awarded the Medl of Honor
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2010 5:16:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM8DTP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 2

Long Description:
In Commemoration of Barren County's Two Congressional Medal of Honor Winners

First Sergeant William Logan Day
Co. E. 5th United States Cavalry
For gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches during 1872-73

Corporal Richard Earl Bush
First Battalion Fourth Marines, Sixth Marine Division
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity during the final assaul against the Jamanese forces on Mt Yaetake, Okinawa, April 16, 1945. Corporal Bush continued to lead his squad forward although painfully wounded, refusing to go to the rear until ordered to do so. Although prostrate under medical treatment. He unhesitatingly seized a Japanese hand grenade that had been tossed amongst the wounded and absorbed the explosion with his own body, thus saving his comrades.

Erected by the Veterans of Barren County as a reminder of their heroism and self-sacrifice
"Lest We Forget"
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Type of memorial: Plaque

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