Willie Sandlin Marker

Willie Sandlin Markerloupe
Main St at Brown St

The inscription on this marker reads:

Kentucky's only medal of honor winner in World War I. Born at the head of Freeman Fork of Longs Creek, Breathitt County, KY. Jan. 1, 1890. Single handedly destroyed three German machine gun nests. Killed 24 enemy soldiers near Bois De Froges France Sept. 26, 1918. Received medal for heroism July 19, 1919, died Leslie County, KY. age 59, May 29, 1949 of lingering lung infection, the result of inhaling poisonous gas during war. Originally buried in Leslie County. Re-interred in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville KY.

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