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Arkansas Medal of Honor Monument

 
 
Medal of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
1. Medal of Honor Marker
Inscription. (Marker consists of over 20 panels as displayed below)
 
Erected 2000.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 34° 44.721′ N, 92° 17.322′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from Woodlane Street. Touch for map. This is located on the capitol grounds in Little Rock, Arkansas. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Woodlane St, Little Rock AR 72201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arkansas Vietnam Veterans' Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilbert Maxwell Aronson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Freedom Riders in Little Rock (approx. one mile away); First Site: Arkansas College of Medicine (approx. one mile away); Geyer & Adams Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Concordia Hall and Jewish Life in Little Rock (approx. 1.3 miles away); The "Little Rock" (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tuf-Nut Lofts (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
More about this marker. Veterans from the Civil War, Indian Campaigns, World War I, War II, Korea, and Vietnam from
The Medal of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman
2. The Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be received by a member of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. It is given by the President, in the name of Congress, to an individual who, while serving in the Armed Forces distinguished themselves for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty” while engage in action against an enemy of the United States.
This distinguished Honor Roll includes only a few thousand of the millions of men and women who have served their country in times of war. The names on the Honor Roll include generals and privates, soldiers and sailors, marines and airmen, Americans of every color and creed, from every background of life and every state in the Union. As a symbol of heroism it has no equal in American life.
Therefore, we dedicate this monument to these brave Arkansans who gave their all so that we the living can enjoy the freedom they endowed to us.
the state of Arkansas are included in this memorial.
 
Categories. Military
 
William Ellis image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
3. William Ellis
War: Civil
Date of Birth: 1834
Place of Birth: England, (United Kingdom)
Entered Service: Little Rock, Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company K, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry
Rank at time of action: First Sergeant
Date of action: January 14, 1865
Place of action: Dardanelle, Arkansas
Pompey Factor image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
4. Pompey Factor
War: Indian Campaigns
Date of Birth: 1849
Place of Birth: Arkansas
Entered Service: Unknown
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Indian Scouts
Rank at time of action: Private
Date of action: April 25, 1875
Place of action: Pecos River, Texas
Marcellus H. Chiles image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
5. Marcellus H. Chiles
(Killed in action)
War: World War I
Date of Birth: February 5, 1895
Place of Birth: Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Denver, Colorado
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company A, 356th Infantry, 89th Division
Rank at time of action: Captain
Date of action: November 3, 1918
Place of action: Le Champy Bas, France
Oscar F. Miller image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
6. Oscar F. Miller
(Killed in action)
War: World War I
Date of Birth: Unknown
Place of Birth: Franklin County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Los Angeles, California
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: 361th Infantry, 91th Division
Rank at time of action: Major
Date of action: September 28, 1918
Place of action: Gesnes, France
John H. Pruitt image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
7. John H. Pruitt
(Killed in action)
War: World War I
Date of Birth: October 4, 1896
Place of Birth: Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Phoenix, Arizona
Service at time of action: U.S. Marine Corps
Unit at time of action: 78th Company, 6th Regiment, 2nd Division
Rank at time of action: Corporal
Date of action: October 3, 1918
Place of action: Blanc Mont Ridge, France
Maurice L. "Footsie" Britt marker image. Click for more information.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
8. Maurice L. "Footsie" Britt marker
War: World War II
Date of Birth: June 29, 1919
Place of Birth: Carlisle, Lonoke County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Lonoke, Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 30th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division
Rank at time of action: Lieutenant
Date of action: November 10, 1943
Place of action: North of Mignano, Italy
Date of Presentation: June 7, 1944
Place of presentation: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Presented by: General Harry Collins
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Clarence B. Craft marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
9. Clarence B. Craft marker
War: World War II
Date of Birth: September 23, 1921
Place of Birth: San Bernadino County, California
Entered Service: Santa Ana, California
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 382nd Infantry, 98th Infantry Division
Rank at time of action: Private First Class
Date of action: May 31, 1945
Place of action: Hen Hill, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
Date of Presentation: October 12, 1945
Place of presentation: The White House
Presented by: President Harry Truman
Nathan G. Gordon marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
10. Nathan G. Gordon marker
War: World War II
Date of Birth: September 4, 1916
Place of Birth: Morrilton, Conway County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Navy
Unit at time of action: Patrol Squadron 34, Naval Air Base, Samari Island, New Guinea
Rank at time of action: Lieutenant JG
Date of action: February 15, 1944
Place of action: Kavieng Harbor, Bismarck Sea, Southwestern Pacific
Date of Presentation: July 13, 1944
Place of presentation: Brisbane, Australia
Presented by: Vice Admiral Thomas Kincaid
James R. Hendrix marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
11. James R. Hendrix marker
War: World War II
Date of Birth: August 20, 1925
Place of Birth: Lepanto, Poinsett County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Lepanto, Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company C, 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division
Rank at time of action: Private
Date of action: December 25, 1944
Place of action: Assenois, Belgium
Date of Presentation: August 23, 1945
Place of presentation: The White House
Presented by: President Harry Truman
Edgar H. Lloyd marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
12. Edgar H. Lloyd marker
(Killed in action)
War: World War II
Date of Birth: February 28, 1922
Place of Birth: Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Blytheville, Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company E, 319th Infantry, 80th Infantry Division
Rank at time of action: First Lieutenant
Date of action: September 14, 1944
Place of action: Pompey, France
Douglas M<small>ac</small>Arthur image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
13. Douglas MacArthur
War: World War II
Date of Birth; January 26, 1880
Place of Birth: Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Ashland Wisconsin
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: U.S. Army Forces in the Far East
Rank at time of action: Commanding General
Date of action: April 1, 1942
Place of action: Bataan Peninsula, Philippine Islands
Date of Presentation: June 30, 1942
Place of presentation: Melbourne, Australia
Presented by: Nelson Johnson, Minister of Australia.
Seymour W. Terry image. Click for more information.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
14. Seymour W. Terry
(Killed in Action)
War: World War II
Date of Birth: December 11, 1918
Place of Birth: Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Little Rock, Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company B, 382nd Infantry, 98th Infantry Division
Rank at time of action: First Lieutenant
Date of action: May 11, 1945
Place of action: Zebra Hill, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
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Jack Williams marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
15. Jack Williams marker
(Killed in action)
War: World War II
Date of Birth: October 18, 1924
Place of Birth: Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Unknown
Service at time of action: U.S. Naval Reserve
Unit at time of action: 3rd Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division
Rank at time of action: Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class
Date of action: March 3, 1945
Place of action: Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands
Lloyd B "Scooter" Burke image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
16. Lloyd B "Scooter" Burke
War: Korean
Date of Birth: September 29, 1924
Place of Birth: Tichnor, Arkansas County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Stuttgart, Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Rank at time of action: First Lieutenant
Date of action: October 28, 1951
Place of action: Chong-Dong, Korea
Date of Presentation: April 12, 1952
Place of presentation: The White House
Presented by: President Harry Truman
James L. Stone image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
17. James L. Stone
War: Korean
Date of Birth: December 27, 1922
Place of Birth: Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Houston, Texas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Rank at time of action: First Lieutenant
Date of action: November 21-22, 1951
Place of action: Sokkogae, Korea
Date of Presentation: October 27, 1953
Place of presentation: The White House
Presented by: President Dwight Eisenhower
Travis E. Watkins image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
18. Travis E. Watkins
War: Korean
Date of Birth: September 5, 1920
Place of Birth: Waldo, Columbia County, Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Entered Service: Texas
Unit at time of action: Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Rank at time of action: Master Sergeant
Date of action: August 31-September 3, 1950
Place of action: Yongsan, Korea
Date of Presentation: January 9, 1951
Place of presentation: The White House
Presented by: President Harry Truman
William H. Thomas marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
19. William H. Thomas marker
(Killed in action)
War: World War II
Date of Birth: January 13, 1923
Place of Birth: Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: 149th Infantry, 38th Infantry Division
Rank at time of action: Private First Class
Date of action: April 22, 1945
Place of action: Zambales Mountains, Luzon, Philippine Islands
William D. Watson marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
20. William D. Watson marker
War: World War II
Date of Birth: February 18, 1921
Place of Birth: Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama
Entered Service: Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
Unit at time of action: Company D, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
Rank at time of action: Private
Date of action: February 26-27, 1945
Place of action: Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands
Date of Presentation: October 5, 1945
Place of presentation: The White House
Presented by: President Harry Truman
Arkansas Medal of Honor Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
21. Arkansas Medal of Honor Memorial Monument
William J. Franks image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
22. William J. Franks
War: Civil
Date of Birth: 1830
Place of Birth: Chatham County, North Carolina
Entered Service: Pine Bluffs, Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Navy
Unit at time of action: U.S.S. Marmora
Rank at time of action: Seaman
Date of action: March 5, 1864
Place of action: Yazoo City, Mississippi
Henry A. Wheeler image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
23. Henry A. Wheeler
War: Civil
Date of Birth: September 23, 1841
Place of Birth: Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Bangor, Maine
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company A, 2nd Maine Infantry
Rank at time of action: Private
Date of action: July 21, 1861
Place of action: Bull Run, Virginia
John Ward image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
24. John Ward
War: Indian Campaigns
Date of Birth: 1847
Place of Birth: Arkansas
Entered Service: Ft. Duncan, Texas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: 24th Infantry, Indian Scouts
Rank at time of action: Sergeant
Date of action: April 25, 1875
Place of action: Pecos River, Texas
Gilbert G. Collier image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman
25. Gilbert G. Collier
(Killed in action)
War: Korean
Date of Birth: December 30, 1930
Place of Birth: Hunter, Woodruff County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Tichnor, Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company F, 223rd Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division
Rank at time of action: Corporal
Date of action: July 19-20, 1953
Place of action: Tutayon, Korea
Charles L. Gilliland marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
26. Charles L. Gilliland marker
(Killed in action)
War: Korean
Date of Birth: May 24, 1933
Place of Birth: Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Yellville, Arkansas
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Rank at time of action: Private First Class
Date of action: April 25, 1951
Place of action: Tongmang-Ni, Korea
Herbert A. Littleton marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
27. Herbert A. Littleton marker
(Killed in action)
War: Korean
Date of Birth: July 1, 1930
Place of Birth: Mena, Polk County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Blackhawk, South Dakota
Service at time of action: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
Unit at time of action: Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
Rank at time of action: Private First Class
Date of action: April 22, 1951
Place of action: Chungchon, Korea
Nicky D. Bacon image. Click for more information.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
28. Nicky D. Bacon
War: Vietnam
Date of Birth: November 25, 1945
Place of Birth: Caraway, Craighead County, Arkansas
Entered Service: Phoenix, Arizona
Service at time of action: U.S. Army
Unit at time of action: Company B, 4th Battalion, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division
Rank at time of action: Staff Sergeant
Date of action: August 26, 1968
Place of action: West of Tam Ky, Republic of Vietnam
Date of Presentation: November 24, 1969
Place of presentation: The White House
Presented by: President Richard M. Nixon
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Medal of Honor overview image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
29. Medal of Honor overview
Medal of Honor Marker - another view image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
30. Medal of Honor Marker - another view
Arkansas Medal of Honor Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2002
31. Arkansas Medal of Honor Monument Marker
Full photo of half of the Arkansas Medal of Honor Circle Recipients
Capitol Building in Little Rock image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
32. Capitol Building in Little Rock
Dome at Capitol in Little Rock image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
33. Dome at Capitol in Little Rock
In Memory of the Soldiers of 1812 Buried in Arkansas image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
34. In Memory of the Soldiers of 1812 Buried in Arkansas
Captain William O. Allen. ∙ John McKinley Bell. ∙ Whitfield Bourne. ∙ Col. David Brearly ∙ Jacob Bulhart. ∙ Ensign Henry W. Conway. ∙ John H. Crease. ∙ Lieut. Robert Courtney. ∙ Captain Benjamin Desha. ∙ Allen Dowdle. ∙ Major Edward W. DuVal. ∙ Mose Embree. ∙ Needham Bryant Farrior. ∙ James Fletcher. ∙ Henry Lewis Fletcher. ∙ William Savin Fulton. ∙ Joab Hardin. ∙ Jacob Hare. ∙ Dexter Harding. ∙ Major John Harrington. ∙ William Mitchell Hart. ∙ Edmund Hogan. ∙ Charles S. Holt. ∙ Major General George Izard. ∙ Jehoiada Jeffery. ∙ William Jarrett. ∙ John Lafferty. ∙ William Sterling Lacy. ∙ Brig. General William Lewis. ∙ John Laird. ∙ Mathew Lyon. ∙ Captain Noah Lester. ∙ James Hutchesen Martin. ∙ Erected 1917 by the Nicholas Headington Chapter N.S.U.S.D. 1812. of Little Rock Arkansas ∙ In memory of the Soldiers of 1812 Buriend in Arkansas ∙ Mrs. Clara Dunning Price. Chairman
Eternal Flame of Freedom image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
35. Eternal Flame of Freedom
Monument to Confederate Women image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 8, 2007
36. Monument to Confederate Women
 
 
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