Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts Memorial

Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts Memorial (HM1DH2)

Location: Owings Mills, MD 21117 Baltimore County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 26.412', W 76° 45.996'

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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

In Memory of Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts, United States Navy, August 7, 1913 - May 8, 1942. Lieutenant Ricketts of Baltimore County was killed in action during World War II, aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Yorktown (CV 5), in the battle of the Coral Sea on May 8, 1942. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for service above and beyond the call of duty. A destroyer-escort vessel, the USS Ricketts (DE 254), was commissioned in his honor on October 5, 1943.
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HM NumberHM1DH2
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceCemetery
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassWar Memorial
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed1994
Placed ByThe Destroyer-Escort Sailors Association of Maryland, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 8:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 347974 N 4367117
Decimal Degrees39.44020000, -76.76660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.412', W 76° 45.996'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 24.7200" N, 76° 45' 59.7600" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
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Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11503-11509 Garrison Forest Rd, Owings Mills MD 21117, US
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