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Kentucky Medal of Honor Memorial
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Coordinates 38°15′15.14″N 85°45′32.66″W / 38.2542056°N 85.7590722°W / 38.2542056; -85.7590722Coordinates: 38°15′15.14″N 85°45′32.66″W / 38.2542056°N 85.7590722°W / 38.2542056; -85.7590722
Location Louisville, Kentucky
Designer Doyle Glass (sculptor)
Type Sculpture on base
Material Sculpture: Bronze
Base: Limestone and granite
Dedicated to Recipients of the Medal of Honor from Kentucky

The Kentucky Medal of Honor Memorial is located at the corner of Fifth and Jefferson Streets in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on the grounds of the old Jefferson County Courthouse. The Memorial honors all recipients of the Medal of Honor from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Memorial was sculpted by Doyle Glass and dedicated on Veterans Day 2001. The Memorial features a life-size bronze statue of Medal of Honor recipient John C. Squires as he would appear on the night he earned the Medal of Honor. Squires, a native of Louisville, was killed in action in Italy during World War II. The statue of Squires stands on a 4-foot-high (1.2 m) granite base. A plaque on the base lists the names of each recipient of the Medal of Honor from Kentucky.

Recipients of the Medal of Honor from Kentucky

Civil War 1861-1865
  • Army Captain William P. Black
  • Army Private John H. Callahan
  • Army Sergeant John S. Darrough
  • Army Private John Davis
  • Army Drummer William H. Horsfall
  • Army Private Aaron Hudson
  • Army Private Henry B. Mattingly
  • Army Sergeant Francis M. McMillen
  • Navy Landsman Daniel Noble
  • Army Private Oliver P. Rood
  • Army Sergeant Andrew J. Smith
  • Army Private William Steinmetz
  • Army Doctor Mary E. Walker
  • Army Major John F. Weston
  • Army Colonel James A. Williamson
Indian Campaigns 1870-1891
  • Army Second Lieutenant Thomas Cruse
  • Army First Sergeant William L. Day
  • Army Corporal John J. Givens
  • Army Private William M. Harris
  • Army Captain John B. Kerr
  • Army Private Franklin M. McDonald
  • Army Private George D. Scott
  • Army Sergeant Thomas Shaw
  • Army Private Thomas W. Stivers
  • Army Private Thomas Sullivan
  • Army Saddler Otto E. Voit
  • Army Sergeant Brent Woods
Actions in Peacetime 1871-1910
  • Navy Seaman Edward W. Boers
  • Navy Watertender Edward A. Clary
  • Navy Quarter Gunner George Holt
Wars of American Expansion 1897-1902
  • Army Colonel J. Franklin Bell
  • Army First Lieutenant Benjamin F. Hardaway
  • Army Private James J. Nash
World War I 1917-1919
  • Army Sergeant Willie Sandlin
World War II 1941-1945
  • Marine Corps Corporal Richard E. Bush
  • Army First Lieutenant Garlin Murl Conner
  • Army Technical Sergeant Morris E. Crain
  • Marine Corps Private First Class Leonard F. Mason
  • Marine Corps Reserve Private First Class Wesley Phelps
  • Army Private Wilburn K. Ross
  • Marine Corps Private First Class Luther Skaggs Jr.
  • Army Staff Sergeant Junior J. Spurrier
  • Army Sergeant John C. Squires
Korean War 1950-1953
  • Marine Corps Captain William E. Barber
  • Marine Corps Private First Class William B. Baugh
  • Army Corporal John W. Collier
  • Army First Lieutenant Carl H. Dodd
  • Army Second Lieutenant Darwin K. Kyle
  • Army Private First Class David M. Smith
  • Army Private First Class Ernest E. West
Vietnam War 1961-1975
  • Army Sergeant Charles C. Fleek
  • Army Staff Sergeant Don Jenkins
  • Army Private First Class Billy L. Lauffer
  • Army Sergeant First Class Gary L. Littrell
  • Army Second Lieutenant John J. McGinty III
  • Army Private First Class David P. Nash
  • Marine Corps Lance Corporal Joe C. Paul
Operation Enduring Freedom 2001–Present
  • Marine Corps Sergeant Dakota Meyer
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