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Dyess Air Force Base in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients

 
 
Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 17, 2016
1. Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial
Inscription.
(Name Plates from Left to Right, Top to Bottom)

Dedicated to A1C John L. Levitow for Bravery, 24 Feb 1969 in Long Binh, South Vietnam
Dedicated to 1st LT James P. Fleming for Bravery, 26 Nov 1968 in Duc Co, South Vietnam
Dedicated to LT COL Addison E. Baker for Valor, 1 Aug 1943 in Ploesti, Romania
Dedicated to 2d LT William E. Metzger, Jr for Valor, 9 Nov 1944 in Saarbrucken, Germany
Dedicated to COL Leon W. Johnson for Valor, 1 Aug 1943 in Ploesti, Romania
Dedicated to CAPT Lance P. Sijan for Conspicuous Gallantry While a POW Vietnam Conflict
Dedicated to 2d LT Frank Luke, Jr for Courage, 29 Sep 1918 in Murvalux, France
Dedicated to MAJ Charles J. Loring, Jr for Valor, 22 Nov 1952 in Sniper Ridge, North Korea
Dedicated to SSGT Archibald Mathies for Valor, 20 Feb 1944 in Leipzig, Germany
Dedicated to MAJ Horace S. Carswell, Jr for Valor, 26 Oct 1944 in the South China Sea
Dedicated to CAPT Harl Pease, Jr for Valor, 7 Aug 1942 in Rabaul, New Britain
Dedicated to BRIG GEN Frederick W. Castle for Valor, 2 Dec 1944 in Liege, Belgium
Dedicated to 2d LT Erwin R. Bleckley for Courage, 6 Oct 1918 in Binarville, France
Dedicated to CAPT Gerald O. Young for Courage, 9 Nov 1967 in the Da Nang Area, South Vietnam
Dedicated to BRIG GEN Kenneth N. Walker
Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial in Dyess Airpark image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 17, 2016
2. Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial in Dyess Airpark
for Valor, 5 Jan 1945 in Rabaul, New Britain
Dedicated to 2d LT Joseph R. Sarnoski for Valor, 16 Jun 1943 in Buka, Solomon Islands
Dedicated to 2d LT David R. Kingsley for Valor, 23 Jun 1944 in Ploesti, Romania
Dedicated to SSGT Henry E. Erwin for Courage, 12 Apr 1945 in Koriyama, Japan
Dedicated to MAJ Richard I. Bong for Gallantry, 10 Oct-15 Nov 1944 in the Southwest Pacific
Dedicated to COL Neel E. Kearby for Valor, 11 Oct 1943 in Wewak, New Guinea
Dedicated to CAPT Darrell R. Lindsey for Valor, 9 Aug 1944 in Pontoise, France
Dedicated to 1st LT Jack W. Mathis for Valor, 18 Mar 1943 in Vegesack, Germany
Dedicated to MAJ Ralph Cheli for Bravery, 18 Aug 1943 in Wewak, New Guinea
Dedicated to CAPT Edward V. Rickenbacker for Valor, 25 Sep 1918 in Billy, France
Dedicated to MAJ George A. Davis, Jr for Valor, 10 Feb 1952 in Sinuiju-Yalu River, North Korea
Dedicated to MAJ Bernard R. Fisher for Bravery, 10 Mar 1966 in A Shau Valley, South Vietnam
Dedicated to 1st LT Donald J. Gott for Valor, 9 Nov 1944 Saarbrucken, Germany
Dedicated to LT COL Joe M. Jackson for Courage, 12 May 1968 in Kham Duc, South Vietnam
Dedicated to 2d LT Walter E. Truemper for Valor, 20 Feb 1944 in Leipzig, Germany
Dedicated to CMSGT Richard L. Etchberger for Extreme Valor, 11 March 1968 Lima Site 85, Phou Pha Thi, Laos
Dedicated to CAPT John S. Walmsley, Jr for Valor, 14 Sep 1951 in Yangdok, North Korea
Dedicated to LT COL Leo K. Thornsness for Conspicuous Gallantry, 19 Apr 1967 in North Vietnam
Dedicated to LT COL Leon R. Vance, Jr. for Valor, 8 Jun 1944 in Wimereaux, France
Dedicated to 1st LT Raymond L. Knight for Valor, 25 Apr 1945 in Po Valley, Italy
Dedicated to MAJ John L. Jerstad for Valor, 1 Aug 1943 in Ploesti, Romania
Dedicated to A1C William H. Pitsenbarger for Extreme Valor, 11 Apr 1966 in Cam My, Vietnam
Dedicated to 1st LT Donald D. Pucket for Valor, 9 Jul 1944 in Ploesti, Romania
Dedicated to MAJ Raymond H. Wilkins for Valor, 2 Nov 1943 in Rabaul, New Britain
Dedicated to CAPT Hilliard A. Wilbanks for Valor, 24 Feb 1967 in Dalat, South Vietnam
Dedicated to 2d LT John C. Morgan for Courage, 28 Jul 1943 in Kiel, Germany
Dedicated to SGT Maynard H. Smith for Bravery, 1 May 1943 in St. Nazaire, France
Dedicated to COL Demas T. Craw for Valor, 8 Nov 1942 in Port Lyautey, French Morocco
Dedicated to COL George B. Day for Conspicuous Gallantry While a POW Vietnam Conflict
Dedicated to COL William A. Jones III for Valor, 1 Sep 1968 in Dong Hoi, North Vietnam
Dedicated to CAPT Steven L. Bennett for Valor, 29 Jun 1972 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam
Dedicated to MAJ Jay Zeamer, Jr for Courage, 16 Jun 1943 in Buka, Solomon Islands
Dedicated to MAJ Merlyn H. Dethlefsen for Courage, 10 Mar 1967 in Thai Nguyen, North Vietnam
Dedicated to TSGT Forrest L. Vosler for Bravery, 20 Dec 1944 in Bremen, Germany
Dedicated to MAJ Thomas B. McGuire, Jr for Bravery, 25-26 Dec 1944 in Luzon, P.I.
Dedicated to MAJ Pierpoint M. Hamilton for Courage, 8 Nov 1942 in Port Lyautey, French Morocco
Dedicated to LT COL James H. Howard for Bravery, 11 Jan 1944 in Oschersleben, Germany
2d LT Harold B. Goettler for Courage, 6 Oct 1918 in Binarville, France
Dedicated to 1st LT William R. Lawley, Jr for Courage, 20 Feb 1944 in Leipzig, Germany
Dedicated to LT COL James H. Doolittle for Conspicuous Leadership, 18 Apr 1942 in Tokyo, Japan
Dedicated to 2d LT Robert B. Femoyer for Valor, 2 Nov 1944 Merseburg, Germany
Dedicated to MAJ Louis J. Sebille for Valor, 5 Aug 1950 in Hamchiang, South Korea
Dedicated to 1st LT Edward S. Michael for Bravery, 11 Apr 1944 in Brunswick, Germany
Dedicated to 2d LT Lloyd H. Hughes for Valor, 1 Aug 1943 in Ploesti, Romania
Dedicated to MAJ William A. Shomo for Courage, 11 Jan 1945 in Luzon, P.I.
Dedicated to COL John R. Kane for Valor, 1 Aug 1943 in Ploesti, Romania
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 32° 25.914′ N, 99° 48.984′ W. Marker is in Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is on Arnold Boulevard 0.2 miles west of Louisiana Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Dyess Airpark; the airpark is on the military installation and access is restricted. Marker is in this post office area: Dyess AFB TX 79607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 7th Bombardment Wing, Heavy (a few steps from this marker); 12th Armored Division at Camp Barkeley (approx. half a mile away); 12th Armored Division Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Lt. Col. William E. Dyess (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dyess Elementary School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Abilene Woman's Club Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Western Cattle Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); Prairie Dogs (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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