(1918 - 1945)This bridge is dedicated in memory of Archer T. Gammon who distinguished himself on January 11, 1945, in the infamous Battle of the Bulge. While pinned down by enemy gunfire, he advanced and caused enemy resistance to weaken, allowing his platoon to continue past enemy lines. His courage earned him the recognition of being the only Danvillian in history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest honor this country can bestow. Staff Sergeant Gammon received many other honors, posthumously, from other governments and organizations.
|Series||This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 646154 N 4048776|
|Decimal Degrees||36.57326667, -79.36651667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 34.396', W 79° 21.991'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 34' 23.76" N, 79° 21' 59.46" W|
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|Area Code(s)||434, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 Riverpoint Dr, Danville VA 24540, US|
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