— Christian - Patriot - Soldier —This statue of Major General Pickens is built in memory of Ellison Smyth McKissick, Jr., 1925-1998, Korean War veteran and former chief executive officer of Alice Manufacturing Company, Inc. Ellison Smyth McKissick, Jr., enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on August 28th, 1956 and served in Korea. He was promoted to Sergeant on June 1st, 1952 and was subsequently wounded during combat at Koreang-Po-Ri, Korea on November 18th, 1952. After a year of recuperation from his wounds, Sergeant McKissick was given an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps on August 27th, 1953. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Purple Heart. After his discharge, he returned to Alice Manufacturing Company, Inc. and became its president in 1955.
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|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 344034 N 3861402|
|Decimal Degrees||34.88305000, -82.70666667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 52.983', W 82° 42.4'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 52' 58.98" N, 82° 42' 24.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 214 E Main St, Pickens SC 29671, US|
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