Adolph Hitler, because of his racial views, stormed out of the arena refusing to present Jesse with his medals. He returned to the U.S. to a hero's welcome and a ticker tape parade. Due to the prevalent racism of the time however, he was able to obtain financial security only in later years. Four U.S. presidents honored him. Although he died 31 Mar. 1980 at Tucson, Arizona, his memory will endure the ages.
|Placed By||Lawrence County Historical Commission Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 484406 N 3810707|
|Decimal Degrees||34.43775000, -87.16973333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 26.265', W 87° 10.184'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 26' 15.90" N, 87° 10' 11.04" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7002-7032 Co Rd 203, Danville AL 35619, US|
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