Col. John L. Smith - Lexington, Oklahoma
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 01.220 W 097° 20.176
14S E 651787 N 3876562
Quick Description: Monument honoring WWII Air Ace Col. John L. Smith, a Medal of Honor recipient
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2010 2:13:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMACZR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CoinsAndPins
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Long Description:
This granite marker honoring Col. John L. Smith is in a small park just north of Lexington. It is just south of where Highway 77 forks (to Purcell on the west, and to Lexington on the south).

At this park are two historical markers and this monument honoring Col. Smith. There are trees, many picnic tables, and a pavilion. Parking is on the south side in a gravel lot, next to the church.

Col. John L. Smith was a WWII flying ace and a Medal of Honor recipient.

Text on marker:

Birthplace & Boyhood Home
Col. John L. Smith

Dec. 26, 1914 - June 10, 1972

Col. John Lucian Smith U.S.M.C. in 54 days of aerial combat in the Soloman Islands.
He destroyed 19 Japanese planes to become the leading Air Ace of World War II.
At that time his awards include the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, the British Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Honor and the Air Medal with one star.
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Type of memorial: Monument

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