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KENTUCKY LEGENDS


Joe Calvin Paul (MOH)

Joe Calvin Paul (MOH) Lance Corporal Joe Calvin Paul (1946-1965) was a 19 year old U.S. Marine who lost his life after diverting an attack long enough to allow the evacuation of wounded Marines during Operation Starlight near Chu Lai,…


Wesley Phelps (MOH)

Wesley Phelps (MOH) Wesley Phelps (1923-1944) was a United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions and sacrifice of life during the World War II Battle of Peleliu. Wesley Phelps was born in…


Luther Skaggs, Jr. (MOH)

Luther Skaggs, Jr. (MOH) Luther Skaggs, Jr. (3 March 1923- 6 April 1976) was a United States Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on the beachhead on Guam during World War II. Luther Skaggs,…


Franklin R. Sousley

Franklin R. Sousley Franklin Runyon Sousley was born at Flemingsburg, Kentucky, on 19 September 1925. After his graduation from high school in June 1943, he moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he secured a job with the Frigidaire Division of General…


William F. Harris

William F. Harris William F. Harris was born March 6, 1918 at Lexington, Kentucky, to a family whose military heritage dates back to the Revolutionary War. His father, LtGen Field Harris, USMC, served as commanding general of the Marine Air…



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