A ceremony to dedicate Veterans Outer Loop in memory of Barren County native Richard Earl Bush is planned for Monday afternoon at the highway's intersection with U.S. 31-E north.
Bush was a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He received the accolade by President Harry S. Truman in 1945 for his heroic actions during World War II when he threw himself on an enemy grenade that had been hurled among staff and other wounded Marines at a medical station in northern Okinawa. Bush was being treated at the medical station when the incident happened.
Jimmie Dixon, of Glasgow, spearheaded the dedication of the highway in Bush's memory.
“It's a real honor that someone can do that and survive,” he said.
Dixon and Bush share a family connection.
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