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MAJ Carl H. Dodd
Birth: Apr. 21, 1925
Evarts
Harlan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1996
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Second Lieutenant in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, U.S. Army. On January 30-31, 1951, Second Lieutenant Dodd led a platoon on an attack to capture an enemy position at Hill 256, Near Subuk, Korea. He led his platoon forward over hazardous terrain under heavy small-arms, mortar and artillery fire from well-camouflaged enemy emplacements. He then single-handedly charged the first hostile machine gun nest, killing or wounding all its occupants. His platoon responded fixing bayonets, throwing grenades, closed in on the enemy and wiped out every hostile position as it moved onward to its initial objective. Securing the first series of enemy positions, Second Lieutenant Dodd led his men onto Hill 256, firing his rifle at the head of his platoon despite the intense fire. When his platoon was 200 yards from the objective, he moved ahead and with his last grenade destroyed an enemy mortar killing the crew. Darkness then halted the advance but at daybreak Second Lieutenant Dodd advancing ahead of his unit, led the platoon through a dense fog against the remaining hostile positions. He continued to set pace without regard for the danger to his life, until he with his troops had eliminated the last of the defenders and had secured the final objective. For most conspicuous gallantry, he was promoted First Lieutenant and awarded the Medal of Honor on June 4, 1951. Remaining in the Army, he retired a Major in 1965. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Libbie Rose Dodd (1930 - 1999)*
 
 Children:
  Charles David Dodd (1963 - 2008)*
 
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Burial:
Cumberland Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
Lily
Laurel County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 28, 2003
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