David Paul Nash http://wkyufm.org en Daviess County Native to be Honored at Memorial Day Ceremony at Ft. Knox http://wkyufm.org/post/daviess-county-native-be-honored-memorial-day-ceremony-ft-knox <p></p><p>A Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Knox will honor a Daviess County native who received the military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor.</p><p>Monday’s ceremony at the Brooks Parade Field at Ft. Knox will honor U.S. military troops, both past and present, for their service. Part of the “past” will be a remembrance of P.F.C. David Paul Nash, a native of the Daviess County town of Whitesville.</p><p>As a member of the 9<sup>th</sup> Infantry Division, the 21-year-old Nash was serving in Dinh Tuong Province in Vietnam. According to his Medal of Honor citation, Nash and three fellow soldiers were on an overnight patrol December 29<sup>th</sup>, 1968. An enemy grenade exploded near them, wounding two of the soldiers.</p><p>Seconds later, a second grenade landed nearby. Nash shouted a warning to his comrades and threw himself on the grenade.</p><p>His citation says Nash “saved the lives of the three men in the area at the sacrifice of his life.”</p><p>Nash is buried at Saint Mary of the Woods Cemetary in Whitesville, and a section of Highway 54 that runs through the town is named “The David P. “Paulie” Nash Memorial Highway.” Fri, 24 May 2013 17:44:56 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 31454 at http://wkyufm.org Daviess County Native to be Honored at Memorial Day Ceremony at Ft. Knox