Congressional Medal of Honor, a War Memorial

Congressional Medal of Honor, a War Memorial (HM1YIJ)

Location: Livingston, KY 40445 Rockcastle County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 17.86', W 84° 12.904'

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Awarded to Private First Class David M. Smith

Born November 10, 1926, Livingston, Kentucky - Died September 1, 1950, Yongsan Village, Korea.

Drafted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, PFC David M. Smith died in battle when he sacrificed his life to save his comrades-in-arms when he fell upon a grenade that had been thrown into his foxhole.

This act of valor and bravery, while costing his his life, saved the lives of those around him.

For this heroic and selfless act of bravery, he joined the very small ranks of those serving this country when he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

His remains are now at rest atop a hill overlooking his hometown of Livingston on Medal of Honor Road where he is further memorialized.<;p>

PFC David M. Smith Received Congressional Medal of Honor for his sacrifice to our country. Born Livingston KY Nov. 10, 1926 Died Korea Sept. 1, 1950.

In memory of all from this area who gave their life for their country.
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HM NumberHM1YIJ
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Date Added Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746849 N 4131531
Decimal Degrees37.29766667, -84.21506667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.86', W 84° 12.904'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 51.6" N, 84° 12' 54.24" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 526-570 S Daniel Boone Trail, Livingston KY 40445, US
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