PFC Milton Lee Olive III

PFC Milton Lee Olive III (HM2LPV)

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N 33° 5.418', W 90° 3.306'

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Milton Lee Olive III, a native of Chicago, moved to Holmes County and attended school in Lexington. During the Vietnam War, Olive served in Co. B, 2nd Bttn. (Airborne), 503rd Infantry. Near Phu Cong, on October 22, 1965, Olive saved the lives of four other members of his platoon by falling on and absorbing the blast of a Viet Cong grenade. For this action, PFC Olive was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is buried in the West Grove M. B. Church cemetery near Lexington.
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HM NumberHM2LPV
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the series.
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 774868 N 3665156
Decimal Degrees33.09030000, -90.05510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 5.418', W 90° 3.306'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 5' 25.08" N, 90° 3' 18.36" W
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