PFC David M. Smith / Medal of Honor Winner

PFC David M. Smith / Medal of Honor Winner (HM1YIL)

Location: Mount Vernon, KY 40456 Rockcastle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 18.133', W 84° 13.317'

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PFC David M. Smith Homesite of this Congressional Medal of Honor winner, born in Livingston, Ky., Nov. 10, 1926. Church built here, 1974. Smith served with the U.S. Army, Co. E, 9th Inf. Regt., 2d Inf. Div., during Korean Conflict. The honor was awarded Private Smith posthumously for his gallantry and outstanding courage in saving five men's lives near Yongsan, Korea.

Medal of Honor Winner During the Korean War, Pvt. Smith was a gunner in mortar section of Co. E and under attack in rugged mountainous terrain. Encircled by enemy, mortar section was unable to withdraw. Observing a grenade thrown near him, he threw himself on it to smother the explosion and saved the lives of five men. This display of valor cost him the supreme sacrifice, Sept. 1, 1950.
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HM NumberHM1YIL
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series.
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Year Placed1979
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation
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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 746224 N 4132018
Decimal Degrees37.30221667, -84.22195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.133', W 84° 13.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 7.98" N, 84° 13' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-25, Mount Vernon KY 40456, US
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