Kenneth L. Worley - Westminster, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 45.527 W 117° 59.186
11S E 408646 N 3735848
Quick Description: A veteran memorial at the civic center in Westminster, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2022 5:41:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM1635N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Photos taken on 12 March 2022. The memorial consists of a bronze plaque that describes the instance that granted Kenneth L. Worley the medal of honor in Vietnam. It's located at the Westminster Civic Center, just to the west of the senior center.

The plaque says, "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Machine Gunner with Company L, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division in action against enemy forces in the Republic of Vietnam. After establishing a night ambush position in a house fin the Bo Ban Hamlet of Quang Nam Province, security was set up and the remainder of the patrol members retired until their respective watch. During the early morning hours of 12 August 1968, the Marines were abruptly awakened by the platoon leader's warning that "Grenades” had landed in the house. Fully realizing the inevitable result of his actions, Lance Corporal Worley, in a valiant act of heroism instantly threw himself upon the grenade nearest him and his Comrades, absorbing with his own body, the full and tremendous force of the explosion. Through his extraordinary initiative and inspiring valor in the face of almost certain death, he saved his comrades from serious injury and possible loss of their life although five of his fellow Marines incurred minor wounds as the other grenades exploded. Lance Corporal Worley's gallant actions upheld the biggest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Lcpl Worley is buried at Westminster Memorial Park

April 27, 1948 - August 12, 1968"
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Type of memorial: Plaque

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