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 assault against the Japanese 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"