Sgt. Leroy Johnson

Sgt. Leroy Johnson (HM1MJ3)

Location: Oakdale, LA 71463 Allen Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 48.945', W 92° 39.721'

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"Greater love hath no man than this,
that he lay his life down for his friend."

No more appropriate words could be used than the above in the incident relative to the death of U.S. Army Sgt. Leroy Johnson of Oakdale, LA., who covered two Japanese grenades with his own body, saving the lives of those with him, on December 15, 1944 on the island of Leyte. For his outstanding gallantry he was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.
HM NumberHM1MJ3
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Date Added Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 532327 N 3409231
Decimal Degrees30.81575000, -92.66201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 48.945', W 92° 39.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 48' 56.7" N, 92° 39' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)318
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 213 E 6th Ave, Oakdale LA 71463, US
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