Bullhead City in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Arizona Medal of Honor
The first Medal of Honor action in our nation's history occurred at Apache Pass, Arizona on February 13, 1861 by U. S. Army Assistant Surgeon Bernard J. D. Irwin.
During the Indian Campaigns 152 Native Americans were awarded the Medal of Honor for action "on the ground" in Arizona.
Arizona's Sylvestre Herrera is the only man in history to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Mexican equivalent.
The first 11 Medal of Honor recipients listed below were Arizona Native Americans who fought in the 1871-1873 Indian Campaigns.
William Alchesay • Chiquito • Jim • Kosoha • Nannasaddie • Blanquet • Elsatsoosh • Kelsay • Machol • Nantaje • Rowdy
Frank Luke Jr - WW I • John H. Pruitt - WW I • Silvestre Herrera -WW II • Oscar P. Austin –Vietnam • Nicky Bacon – Vietnam
Erected 2008 by Veterans United Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • War, Vietnam • War, World I • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 13, 1861.
Location. 35° 5.646′ N, 114° 38.045′ W. Marker is in Bullhead City, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker can be reached from Rio Grande Road. To locate the marker take AZ highway 95 to Riverview Drive. Go west on Riverview Drive 2 miles, until the road ends at Riviera Boulevard. Turn left on Riviera Boulevard about 300 yards into a large parking lot. Follow the blue signs to the monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bullhead City AZ 86442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans (a few steps from this marker); 9/11 Arizona Heroes Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Arizona Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Garcés Expedition (approx. 1.3 miles away in Nevada); Hardyville Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Commercial Steamship Transportation and Bullhead Community Park History of the Fort Mojave Tribe (approx. 5.4 miles away in Nevada); Von Schmidt State Boundary Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away in California). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bullhead City.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,834 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.