1877 - 1946
— Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient "Quiet Hero - Few Know His Name" —John R. Kissinger, who lived in Huntington in his latter years, became the first volunteer to subject himself to the bite of an infected mosquito (1900) in an experiment to identify the cause of "Yellow Jack" (Yellow Fever). This successful experiment by the Dr. Walter Reed Science Committee was necessary to make possible the construction of the Panama Canal.
|Series||This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series|
|Placed By||American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:19am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 627364 N 4529273|
|Decimal Degrees||40.90465000, -85.48778333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 54.279', W 85° 29.267'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 54' 16.74" N, 85° 29' 16.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 314 Parkview Huntington Hospital Path, Huntington IN 46750, US|
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