Hilliard Almond Wilbanks

Hilliard Almond Wilbanks (HM168U)

Location: Cornelia, GA 30531 Habersham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 30.816', W 83° 30.996'

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Memorial-Medal of Honor Recipient

Memorial to Hilliard Almond Wilbanks-Awarded the Medal of Honor in the name of Congress. Rank-Captain United States Air Force; Organization-21st Tactical Air Support Squadron, Nha Trang Air Force Base; Mortally Wounded-near Dalat, Republic of Vietnam 24 February 1967; Entered Service-Atlanta, Georgia; Birthplace-Cornelia, Georgia, 26 July 1933; Burial Site-Fayette Methodist Cemetery, Fayette, Mississippi; Other Medals Awarded-Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal w/18 Oak Leaf Clusters, and Air Force Commendation Medal.

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The Medal of Honor is awarded in the name of Congress to a person who, while a member of the Armed Forces, performs a deed of personal bravery or self-sacrifice conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action and eligibility is limited to members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America in active federal military service.
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HM NumberHM168U
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 268978 N 3821981
Decimal Degrees34.51360000, -83.51660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.816', W 83° 30.996'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 48.96" N, 83° 30' 59.76" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 740 Wyly St, Cornelia GA 30531, US
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