Robert Lester Blackwell Monument

Robert Lester Blackwell Monumentloupe
USA 27573

Robert Lester Blackwell was born on October 4, 1895, and was the son of a tenant farmer. On October 11, 1918, near St. Souplet, France, his unit (Co. K 119th Infantry 30th Division) was cut off and faced destruction. The officer in charge sent a man for help and he was killed. He sent another and he was killed. Then he called for volunteers and Blackwell tried to get through. He lost his life. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The memorial is sponsored by the Lester Blackwell Post 138.