Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Sgt. Elbert L. Kinser

Marker ID: THC 1C 71
Location: 108 South Main Street, Greeneville, TN
County: Greene
Coordinates: N 36° 9.787    W 082° 49.858
  36.16311666    -82.83096666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2RBK


For conspicuous gallantry as a leader of a First Marine Division Rifle Platoon on Okinawa Shima on May 4, 1945, this Greene County native was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously by President Harry S. Truman. Attacked by Japanese forces, Sgt. Kinser en