John R. Kissinger

John R. Kissinger (HMUEG)

Location: Huntington, IN 46750 Huntington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 54.279', W 85° 29.267'

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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 ByAmerican Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 627364 N 4529273
Decimal Degrees40.90465000, -85.48778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 54.279', W 85° 29.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 54' 16.74" N, 85° 29' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 314 Parkview Huntington Hospital Path, Huntington IN 46750, US
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