AMVETS of Kentucky
                  1330 Ellison Avenue
                   Louisville, KY 40204
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Post 95
110 Herring Rd
Greenup, Ky 41144
606-473-7805

Shrimp Platters
By Aux & Sons
Every Wed night Post Home
Steak Fry
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Every Fri night Post Home
Live Band Fri & Sat night Post Home
Feed FREE Every Sat & Sun Post Home
Bluegrass Band
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Medal of Honor Recipient Ernest E. West is a member of Post 95.
He was presented the Medal by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
He was near Satae-ri, Korea 12 October 1952
Citation:
Pfc. West distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy.  He voluntarily accompanied a contingent to locate and destroy a reported enemy outpost.  Nearing the objective, the patrol was ambushed and suffered numerous causalities.  Observing his wounded leader lying in an exposed position, Pfc. West ordered the troops to withdraw, then braved intense fire to reach and assist him.  While attempting evacuation, he was attacked by 3 hostile soldiers employing grenades and small-arms fire.  Quickly shifting his body to shelter the officer, he killed the assailants with his rifle, then carried the helpless man to safety.  He was critically wounded and lost an eye in this action, but courageously returned through withering fire and bursting shells to assist the wounded.  While evacuating 2 comrades, he closed with and killed 3 more of the foe.  Pfc. West's indomitable spirit, consummate valor, and intrepid actions inspired all of who observed him, reflect the highest credit on himself, and uphold the honored traditions of the military service.  

 

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