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Warner Robins in Houston County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Medal of Honor

United States Air Force

 
 
The Medal of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
1. The Medal of Honor Marker
Inscription.  
Base

"Awarded for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity of the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty in action involving actual conflict with an opposing armed force"

Top Tablet

United States Air Force
Medal of Honor Recipients

World War I
2nd Lt. Erwin R. Bleckley • 2nd Lt. Harold E. Goettler • 2nd Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. • Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker

World War II
Lt. Col. Addison E. Baker • Maj. Richard I. Bong • Maj. Horace S. Carswell, Jr. • Brig Gen. Frederick W. Castle • Maj. Ralph Cheli • Col. Demas T. Craw • Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle • SSgt. Henry Erwin • 2nd Lt. Robert E. Femoyer • 1st. Lt. Donald J. Gott • Maj. Pierpont M. Hamilton • Lt. Col. James H. Howard • 2nd Lt. Lloyd H. Hughes • Maj. John L. Jerstad • Col. Leon W. Johnson • Col. John R. Kane • Col. Neel E. Kearby • 2nd Lt. David R. Kingsley • 1st Lt. Raymond L. Knight • 1st. Lt. William R. Lawley, Jr. • Capt. Darrell R. Lindsey • SSgt. Archibald Mathies • 1st. Lt. Jack W. Mathis • Maj. Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. • 2nd Lt. William E. Metzger, Jr. • 1st Lt. Edward S. Michael • 2nd
Text on base of memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
2. Text on base of memorial
Lt. John C. Morgan • Capt. Harl Pease, Jr. • 1st Lt. Donald D. Pucket • 2nd Lt. Joseph R. Sarnoski • Maj. William A. Shomo • Sgt. Maynard H. Smith • 2nd Lt. Walter E. Truemper • Lt. Col. Leon R. Vance, Jr. • TSgt. Forrest T. Vosler • Brig. Gen. Kenneth N. Walker • Maj. Raymond H. Wilkins • Maj. Jay Zeamer, Jr.

Korea
Maj. George A. Davis, Jr. • Maj. Charles J. Loring, Jr. • Maj. Louis J. Sebille • Capt. John S. Walmsley, Jr.

Vietnam
Capt. Steven L. Bennett • Col. George E. Day • Maj. Merlyn H. Dethlefsen • Maj. Bernard F. Fisher • 1st. Lt. James P. Fleming • Lt. Col. Joe M. Jackson • Col. William A. Jones, III • A1C John L. Levitow • Capt. Lance P. Sijan • Lt. Col. Leo K. Thorsness • Capt. Hilliard A. Wilbanks • Capt. Gerald O. Young
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 32° 35.506′ N, 83° 35.247′ W. Marker is in Warner Robins, Georgia, in Houston County. Marker can be reached from Oak Avenue (U.S. 129) south of Russell / Robins Pkwy, on the left when traveling south. Memorial is located at the Museum of Aviation, adjacent to Robins AFB, behind Building 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warner Robins GA 31098, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured
Tablet listing the Medal of Honor recipients image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
3. Tablet listing the Medal of Honor recipients
as the crow flies. 19th Air Refueling Wing Monument (a few steps from this marker); POW/MIA Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Boeing B-1B Lancer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flint Electric Membership Corporation (approx. 2.2 miles away); Arthur Fort, 1750-1833 (approx. 5.9 miles away); Second Atlanta International Pop Festival (approx. 8.8 miles away); Tarversville (approx. 9.3 miles away); Marion (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warner Robins.
 
Medal of Honor bench image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
4. Medal of Honor bench
one of several that surrounds the central monument. Each bench lists recipients of the Medal of Honor. This one is World Wars I & II.
Medal of Honor bench image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
5. Medal of Honor bench
Lists more of the World War II Medal of Honor recipients
Medal of Honor bench image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
6. Medal of Honor bench
Korean War Medal of Honor recipients
Medal of Honor bench image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
7. Medal of Honor bench
Vietnam War recipients
State of Georgia USAF Medal of Honor Recipients image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
8. State of Georgia USAF Medal of Honor Recipients
Lt. Col. Joe M. Jackson, Newnan - for actions at Nham Duc, South Vietnam, May 12, 1968
Capt. Hilliard A. Wilbanks, Cornelia - for actions at Da Lat, South Vietnam, Feb 24, 1967
Spad XIII image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
9. Spad XIII
one of several small plaques depicting aircraft representing the various wars in which the men honored in the memorial fought.
P-51 image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
10. P-51
one of several small plaques depicting aircraft representing the various wars in which the men honored in the memorial fought.
F-86 image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
11. F-86
one of several small plaques depicting aircraft representing the various wars in which the men honored in the memorial fought.
F-105 image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 16, 2011
12. F-105
one of several small plaques depicting aircraft representing the various wars in which the men honored in the memorial fought.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on July 8, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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