Herbert Osborn Dickerson

Herbert Osborn Dickerson (HM22RS)

Location: Brusly, LA 70719 West Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 23.145', W 91° 14.698'

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2/28/1907 - 12/4/1964

Herbert O. Dickerson, son of Osborne and Mary Dickerson, was born at their home on Paul Lane near Brusly, Louisiana, and raised in that area throughout his life except for his time of military service. After being drafted into the service during WWII, at the age of 36, he joined the Marines, the only African-American from Brusly area to do so at the time. He was sent to Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, where he became a member of the Montford Point Marines and served our country with honor, having the courage to fight for the right to fight.In a November 11, 2011, ceremony in Washington, D.C., Dickerson was recognized posthumously with the Congressional Gold Medal for Distinguished Service as a Montford Point Marine.
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Date Added Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 7:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 668623 N 3362837
Decimal Degrees30.38575000, -91.24496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 23.145', W 91° 14.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 23' 8.7" N, 91° 14' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-699 S Vaughn Dr, Brusly LA 70719, US
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