Menasha's Isle of Valor Historical

Menasha's Isle of Valor Historical (HM1TJT)

Location: Menasha, WI 54952 Winnebago County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 11.935', W 88° 26.446'

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Side 1
First Sergeant Elmer J. Burr
The Isle of Valor is dedicated to the Menasha residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and "gave the last full measure of devotion." Only two communities have had multiple residents receive the Congressional Medal of Honor: Menasha, Wisconsin, and Pueblo, Colorado. Menasha's are Staff Sergeant Kenneth E. Stumpf and First Sergeant Elmer J. Burr.

First Sergeant Elmer J. Burr, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, United States Army, posthumously presented the Medal of Honor for action on 24 December 1942 near Buna, New Guinea.
Sergeant Burr was cited for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty. During an attack, Burr saw an enemy grenade strike near his company commander. Instantly and with heroic self-sacrifice, he threw himself upon it, smothering the explosion with his body.

Side 2

Staff Sergeant Kenneth E. Stumpf
The Isle of Valor is dedicated to the Menasha residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and "gave the last full measure of devotion." Only two communities have had multiple residents receive the Congressional Medal of Honor: Menasha, Wisconsin, and Pueblo, Colorado. Menasha's are Staff Sergeant Kenneth
E. Stumpf and First Sergeant Elmer J. Burr.

Staff Sergeant Kenneth E. Stumpf, Company C, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army, was presented the Medal of Honor for action on 25 April 1967 near Duc Pho, Viet Nam.
Sergeant Stumpf was cited for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty. He distinguished himself while serving as a squad leader on a search and destroy mission. His squad eliminated two of three enemy bunker positions, and Stumpf single-handedly destroyed the third. His actions resulted in the rescue of three wounded squad members.
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HM NumberHM1TJT
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society and Nicolet Post 2126 Veterans of Foreign Wars
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 384874 N 4894975
Decimal Degrees44.19891667, -88.44076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 11.935', W 88° 26.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 11' 56.1" N, 88° 26' 26.76" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 640 Keyes St, Menasha WI 54952, US
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