Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners

Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners (HM1NJZ)

Location: Glasgow, KY 42141 Barren County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 59.735', W 85° 54.755'

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In Commemoration of Barren County's
Two Congressional Medal of Honor Winners

First Sergeant William Logan Day
Co. E, 5th United States Cavalry

For gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches during 1872-73.

Corporal Richard Earl Bush
First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Sixth Marine Division

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity during the final assault against the Japanese forces on Mt. Yaetake, Okinawa, April 16, 1945. Corporal Bush continued to lead his squad forward although painfully wounded, refusing to go to the rear until ordered to do so. Although prostrate under medical treatment, he unhesitatingly seized a Japanese hand grenade that had been tossed amongst the wounded and absorbed the explosion with his own body, thus saving his comrades.

Erected by the veterans of Barren County
as a reminder of their heroism and self-sacrifice
"Lest We Forget"
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I Saw The Marker

This marker is present and in very good repair. There is a few markers on the courthouse square. This marker is on the East side of the courthouse.

Apr 19, 2017 at 12:51pm PDT by rideev

Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Historical Period19th Century, 20th Century
Historical PlaceGov Building
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassWar Memorial
Marker StyleMounted
Placed ByBarren County Veterans Association
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Directions InformationStreet address is East Courthouse Square
Location DescriptionThis marker is on the East side of the County Courthouse. However, you can not travel South on this road as it is one way around the courthouse.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 596761 N 4094934
Decimal Degrees36.99558333, -85.91258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.735', W 85° 54.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 44.1000" N, 85° 54' 45.3000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)270
Can be seen from road?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 KY-80, Glasgow KY 42141, US
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