Kentucky Medal of Honor Memorial

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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[edit]

Civil War 1861-1865
Indian Campaigns 1870-1891
Actions in Peacetime 1871-1910
Wars of American Expansion 1897-1902
World War I 1917-1919
World War II 1941-1945
Korean War 1950-1953
Vietnam War 1961-1975
Operation Enduring Freedom 2001–Present

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