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Medal of Honor Recipients Historical Markers

Markers associated with recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.
 
Rodney J. Evans Marker located at Covington County Veterans Memorial. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 24, 2016
Rodney J. Evans Marker located at Covington County Veterans Memorial.
1Alabama (Covington County), Andalusia — Rodney J. Evans
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company D, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam, 18 July 1969. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and . . . Map (db m99522) HM WM
2Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Take Her Down — Gilmore, Howard Walter - Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala. —
Medal of Honor Citation For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the Southwest Pacific from 10 January to 7 . . . Map (db m82036) HM
3Alabama (Escambia County), Flomaton — Alabama's Own
Front CPL. Sidney E. Manning World War I Medal of Honor One of Gen. Pershing's Immortal Ten This monument dedicated to all that have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America that this glory shall not perish from the Earth . . . Map (db m47485) HM
4Alabama (Escambia County), Flomaton — Flomaton, Alabama
Front As railroads were reconstructed following the Civil War, a junction of north-south and east-west lines was established along the Alabama-Florida border near the confluence of Big Escambia Creek and the Conecuh-Escambia River. A . . . Map (db m47484) HM
5Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Osmond Kelly Ingram — 1887 - 1917
(Front):Osmond Kelly Ingram 1887-1917 First American sailor killed in action in World War 1, aboard U.S.S. "Cassin" October 1, 1917. Medal of Honor War Cross - Italy (Back):U.S. Destroyer DD-225 U.S.S. Osmond Ingram . . . Map (db m63762) HM
6Alabama (Jefferson County), Leeds — Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients — SSG Henry E. Erwin - 1 LT William R. Lawley, Jr. - PFC Alford L. McLaughlin
Staff Sergeant Henry E. Erwin Citation: Staff Sergeant Henry Erwin, U.S. Army Air Corps, 52d Bombardment Squadron, 29th Bombardment Group, 314th Bombardment Wing, 20th Air Force. He was the radio operator of a B-29 airplane leading a group . . . Map (db m83916) WM
7Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Don Leslie Michael — City of Florence Walk of Honor
One of only 141 American service men to receive the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War, U.S. Army SP4 Don Leslie Michael Received this award posthumously, and his name appears in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.Map (db m38652) HM
8Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Don Leslie Michael
Michael, Don Leslie Rank and Organization: Specialist Fourth class, U.S. Army, Company C, 4th Battalion, 503D Infantry, 173D Airborne Brigade. Place and Date: Republic of Vietnam, 8 April, 1967. Entered service at: . . . Map (db m69640) HM
9Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — "Take Her Down!" — Howard Walter Gilmore, Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala. —
Panel 1: Medal of Honor Citation For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond The call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the Southwest Pacific from 10 . . . Map (db m74811) WM
10Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Airman First Class John L. Levitow Monument
This monument is dedicated in honor of Airman First Class John L. Levitow of Hartford, Connecticut, the first Air Force enlisted man to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. On the night of 24 February 1969, Airman First Class Levitow was a . . . Map (db m95394) HM
11Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Combat Skyspot — Phou Pha Thi, Laos — Lima Site 85 —
Dedicated to the brave men who served at Lima Site 85 Lt Col Clarence F Blanton ♦ MSgt James H Calfee + SSgt John Daniel SSgt James W Davis + CMSgt Richard L Etchberger ♦ SSgt Henry G Gish + TSgt . . . Map (db m117079) HM WM
12Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — William R. Lawley, Jr. — Colonel USAF (Ret) — 1920 - 1999 —
Recipient of the Medal of Honor for Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action 20 February 1944 Mission on 20 February 1944 Target: Leipzig, Germany 1st. Lt. William R. Lawley, Jr. & Crew 305th Bomb Group 8th Air . . . Map (db m64450) HM
13Alabama (Russell County), Fort Benning — Fryar Field
Named in honor of Pvt Elmer E. Fryar Congressional Medal of Honor 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment United States ArmyMap (db m60416) HM
14Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Archie Van Winkle — Medal of Honor — Colonel U.S. Marine Corps —
Born: 17 March 1925 Juneau, Alaska. Died: 22 May 1986 Ketchikan, Alaska Sudong, Korea 2 November 1950-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a platoon sergeant in Company B-1-7, 1st . . . Map (db m61871) WM
15Arizona (Apache County), Window Rock — About the Navajo Code Talkers
About the Navajo Code Talkers During World War II the Japanese possessed the ability to break almost any American military code. Over 400 Navajos, with 29 being the original Navajo Code Talkers, stepped forward and developed the most . . . Map (db m51537) HM
16Arizona (Cochise County), Bowie — Post Cemetery
The Post Cemetery predated the establishment of Fort Bowie, when soldiers of the California Column were interred here in 1862. The area was unfenced until 1878, when a four-foot adobe wall was erected to protect the graves from desecration by post . . . Map (db m68858) HM
17Arizona (Maricopa County), Apache Junction — Alchesay
Alchesay led his people in war and peace Alchesay Canyon, to your right, was named for a great leader. Chief Alchesay, born around 1853, was a leader among the White Mountain Apache. Other Apaches looked up to him not only because he . . . Map (db m34073) HM
18Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona's War Heroes
John Henry Pruitt, Congressional Medal of Honor Silvestre S. Herrera, Congressional Medal of Honor Ira Hayes, Hero of Iwo Jima; Navajo Code TalkersMap (db m92589) WM
19Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. — 1898 – 1918
[Front of Monument]: The State of Arizona Erects this monument as its tribute to his valor, extraordinary bravery and distinguished service in the World War and gratitude to all her sons who served. 1930 Memorial committee . . . Map (db m27631) WM
20Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — Arizona Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Armed Forces to those who distinguish themselves "…conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty while . . . Map (db m29435) HM
21Arizona (Yavapai County), Camp Verde — The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873
The following named individuals were assigned, either permanently or temporarily, to Camp Verde, Arizona Territory. While stationed here their personal action in combat was above and beyond the call of duty, earning them the nation's highest . . . Map (db m28593) HM
22Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest Military decoration awarded by the United States. It is bestowed on a member of the American Armed Forces, who distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life . . . Map (db m90869) HM WM
23Arkansas (Marion County), Yellville — In Memory of Corporal Charles L. Gilliland — Medal of Honor Recipient, Congressional Medal of Honor
A native of Baxter County, Arkansas, this young 17 year old was killed during the Korean War in April 1951, while serving as a member of the U.S. Army, Company I, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division.Map (db m160310) HM WM
24Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Arkansas Medal of Honor Monument
(Marker consists of over 20 panels as displayed below)Map (db m62978) WM
25California (Alameda County), Alameda — 1029 — The Jimmy Doolittle Pier – Alameda Naval Air Station — Pier No. 3 — USS Hornet —
On April 1, 1942, sixteen B-25 bombers were hoisted to the flight deck of the carrier Hornet and parked there, while moored at Pier No. 3 at U.S. Naval Station in Alameda. The B-25 detachment consisted of seventy officers and one hundred thirty . . . Map (db m29431) HM
26California (Kern County), Edwards AFB — The Medal of Honor — U.S. Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients
Main Plaque: The medal of honor is the highest U.S. military decoration awarded to individuals who, while serving in the U.S. armed services, have distinguished themselves by conspicuous gallantry and courage at the risk of life, above . . . Map (db m115091) WM
27California (Los Angeles County), Compton — PFC James Anderson — Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
PFC James Anderson Jr. was born in Los Angeles California on Jan. 22, 1947. While living in the Carson area, he attended Los Angeles Harbor College for a year and a half before joining the United States Marine Corps in February of 1966. PFC . . . Map (db m62660) WM
28California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Latino Blood, American Hearts
This site is dedicated to the Latino-American Heroes who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for bravery. For love of country, they performed above and beyond the call of duty. Heroes y . . . Map (db m74096) WM
29California (Los Angeles County), Pacoima — PFC David M. Gonzales
Pacoima Recreation Center, dedicated in honor of Private First Class David M. Gonzales of Pacoima, who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.Map (db m176142) WM
30California (Merced County), Atwater — A Comrade’s Tribute to Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle A.A.F. — 1908-1944
The heart is torn of late by the almost daily reports of heroes killed in action: Bottcher, Preddy, and now Castle. They all seem to have been made from a knightly stamp. Gallant and chivalrous men whom the Gods themselves will welcome. Brig. Gen. . . . Map (db m108918) WM
31California (Napa County), Yountville — Veterans Home of California
On Oct. 25, 1882, the Veterans Home of California Association purchased 910 Acres in Yountville for $17,750. On this site the first building was erected. Opened April 1, 1884 for Civil and Mexican War veterans. By July 1, 1889, the Home . . . Map (db m144263) HM
32California (Orange County), Garden Grove — Tibor Rubin
Tibor Rubin is a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor who received the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2005, 55 years after his service as a U.S. Army rifleman during the Korean War. Of the 6.8 million Americans who served during that war, only . . . Map (db m195319) WM
33California (Orange County), Westminster — Kenneth L. Worley — Honor - Courage - Commitment — Lance Corporal United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor Citation —
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Machine Gunner with Company L, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division in action against enemy forces in the . . . Map (db m196435) WM
34California (Riverside County), Coachella — Veterans Remembrance Memorial — Coachella Valley Cemetery
Wall of Honor These Stars are Dedicated to the Veterans of Riverside County who were awarded the Medal of Honor by the President of the United States. These Recipients performed with Valor and Heroism “Above and Beyond” the . . . Map (db m114707) WM
35California (Riverside County), Indian Wells — Eisenhower Walk of Honor — Medal of Honor Memorial
The Eisenhower Walk of Honor allows all of us to recall the debt of gratitude owed to ordinary people for extraordinary acts of patriotism and courage. Men and women doing their duty for their country, honorably and with integrity. This tribute . . . Map (db m114773) HM WM
36California (Riverside County), Indio — USS Liberty Tree - USN Captain William L. McGonagle
USS Liberty Tree May 1, 2004 this grand ole Cork Oak tree dedicated to honor all members of the Armed Forces. As a 50th commemoration of the Korean War 1950-1953, we honor the 5,720,000 Americans who served, the 33,651 killed in action, the . . . Map (db m142705) WM
37California (Riverside County), March Air Reserve Base — United States of America Medal Of Honor Memorial
...For Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity at the Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty...Map (db m72639) WM
38California (San Diego County), Coronado — James B. Stockdale
Vice Admiral Stockdale was awarded the Nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, in recognition of his extraordinary heroism, conspicuous gallantry, and unparalleled leadership as senior Naval Officer held as a prisoner of war in . . . Map (db m117459) HM WM
39California (San Diego County), San Diego — Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone — November 4, 1916 - February 19, 1945 — Piazza Basilone —
Sergeant John Basilone was one of the first enlisted Marines to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor of World War II. He was also posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. He was born to Italian immigrants, Salvatore and Dora Basilone, in . . . Map (db m83897) HM WM
40California (San Diego County), San Diego — Ingram Plaza — Preble Field, Naval Training Center San Diego — — Liberty Station — —
Panel 1 This plaza is dedicated to the memory of Osmond K. Ingram Gunner's Mate First Class United States Navy who sacrificed his life in an effort to save his ship and shipmates during an engagement between the U.S.S. Cassin and . . . Map (db m51535) HM
41California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — FDR's Salute — to the Officers and Men ... USS "San Francisco"' — USS San Francisco Memorial —
In Salute to the Officers and Men, living and dead, of the U.S.S. “San Francisco” a warship named for our city, which though sorely wounded, emerged triumphantly from the Battle of Guadalcanal, November 12-13 1942 after . . . Map (db m71479) HM
42California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg Air Force Base — USAF Medal of Honor Recipients
In memory of USAF Medal of Honor Recipients World War I 2d Lt. Erwin R. Bleckley - Oct. 6, 1918, Binarville, France • 2d Lt. Harold E. Goettler - Oct. 6, 1918, Binarville, France • 2d Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. - Sept. 29, 1918, Murvaux, . . . Map (db m50514) HM
43California (Sonoma County), Petaluma — Sergeant Richard A. Penry — United States Army
The President of the United States of America authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of the Congress the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Richard A. Penry United States Army for conspicuous gallantry and . . . Map (db m85588) HM
44California (Trinity County), Trinity Center — “Jim Swett Field”
Name amended 1997 by resolution to honor Trinity County Resident Colonel James E. Swett – USMC Ret. A World War II Marine Aviator who on April 7th 1943 was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, our Nations highest award, for . . . Map (db m56237) HM
45Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Joe P. Martinez
Dedicated to honor Private Joe P. Martinez, Colorado’s first Congressional Medal of Honor recipient of World War II.Map (db m46100) HM
46Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Buffalo Bill
(Upper Plaque) In Memoriam Colonel William Frederick Cody "Buffalo Bill" Noted scout and Indian fighter Born February 26, 1846 Scott County, Iowa Died January 10, 1917 Denver, Colorado (Lower Plaque) William F. Cody . . . Map (db m152718) HM
47Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Who Was Buffalo Bill?
William F. "Buffalo Bill” Cody grew up in the West. He rode in the Pony Express, fought in the Civil War, hunted buffalo to feed railroad workers, and scouted for the Army. His show, Buffalo Bill's Wild West, was based on these and other . . . Map (db m152726) HM
48Colorado (Weld County), Ault — Pvt Joe P. Martinez — World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient — July 27, 1920 - May 26, 1943 —
Private Martinez was mortally wounded on Attu Island after leading a successful charge to capture a mountain pass. He single handedly destroyed more than thirty enemy defenders. For this heroic efforts and supreme sacrifice he was awarded the . . . Map (db m62783) WM
49Connecticut (Fairfield County), Darien — Oscar E. Peck
Civil War In Memory Of Oscar E. Peck Dedicated – 2012 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Powder Boy – U.S. Navy – U.S.S. Varuna “For conspicuous gallantry and intredidity at risk of life above and beyond . . . Map (db m80265) WM
50Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stamford — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
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51Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — Lorenzo Deming
Lorenzo Deming, born Sept 6, 1843. Joined U.S. Navy, captured at Plymouth N.C. at the destruction of the Rebel Iron Clad Albermarle, Nov 27, 1864 and died in Rebel Prison at Salisbury N.C. Feb 5, 1865.Map (db m61943) WM
52Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — Second Lt. Sherrod Emerson Skinner, Jr.
In Memory Of Second Lt. Sherrod Emerson Skinner, Jr. United States Marine Corps Reserve October 29, 1929   October 26, 1952 Killed in action in Korea and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by the President of the United States for . . . Map (db m41306) HM
53Connecticut (New Haven County), Milford — George W. Baird
George W. Baird Medal of Honor Brig General US Army Indian Wars Dec 13 1839     Nov 28 1906Map (db m54720) HM
54Connecticut (New Haven County), West Haven — William A. Soderman — Congressional Medal of Honor
On December 17, 1944 Pfc. William A. Soderman, of West Haven, Company K, 9th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division armed with a bazooka, defended a key road junction near Rocherath, Belgium. As the German artillery barrage pinned down troops around . . . Map (db m27867) HM
55Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Delaware's Medal of Honor Recipients — From the Nineteenth Century
Of the eighteen Delawareans who have been awarded the Medal of Honor since it was established by an Act of Congress in 1862, fifteen received the medal for actions during the 19th century — twelve from the Civil War, one from the Indian Wars in . . . Map (db m198966) HM
56Delaware (Kent County), Dover — The Congressional Medal of Honor
In Respectful Memory of Those Delawareans who have recieved The Congressional Medal Of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life and beyond the call of duty. —–– The Medal of Honor is the . . . Map (db m61103) HM WM
57Delaware (Kent County), Smyrna — KC-78 — Sgt. John B. Maberry — Medal of Honor Recipient
Born December 17, 1841, John B. Maberry was the son of John and Temperance Brockson Maberry of Duck Creek Hundred. Responding to the call of his country, he enlisted in the Union Army’s Company F, First Regiment, Delaware Infantry Volunteers, in . . . Map (db m39024) HM
58Delaware (New Castle County), Bear — Sgt. James P. Connor Memorial Circle
Medal of Honor recipient WWIIMap (db m189388) WM
59Delaware (New Castle County), Bear — NC-126 — Sgt. James P. Connor Memorial Circle
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, on January 12, 1919, James P. Connor entered the U.S. Army in January 1941. As a member of the 7th Infantry, 3rd Division, he was a participant in the amphibious landing at Cape Cavalaire in southern France. On August . . . Map (db m144315) HM
60Delaware (New Castle County), Middletown — NC-144 — Sgt. William Lloyd Nelson — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
William Lloyd Nelson was born near Dover, Delaware, on February 22, 1918. He was the son of J. Clarence and Carrie Phillips Nelson. Following his family's move to a farm near Middletown, he was educated in the public schools of the community. He . . . Map (db m155759) HM
61Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial
[Panel 1:]African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial The Medal of Honor takes its place in our country as the highest award for military valor. The honor, awarded by the President in the name of Congress, may only be accorded an . . . Map (db m173924) HM
62Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Samuel Rodmond Smith — April 20, 1842 Sept 30, 1912
Soldier of the Civil War, Lieutenant 4 Delaware Infantry 1862, Captain 4 Delaware Infantry 1863, Brevetted Major U.S. Volunteers and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallant and meritorious services.Map (db m107936) WM
63Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-154 — Site of Old Cathedral Cemetery
In May 1852, this parcel of land was purchased by Bishop (now Saint) John N. Neumann of Philadelphia. From the early 1850s through the late 1870s, this was the primary cemetery for Wilmington’s Catholics. Those buried here represented all walks of . . . Map (db m10916) HM
64District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Benjamin Franklin McAlwee
Benjamin Franklin McAlwee Medal of Honor Serg. Maj. Co D 3 MD Infantry Civil War Jan 7 1838 - June 28 1918 Map (db m141890) HM
65District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site — 319 U Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —
Christian Fleetwood (1840-1914) was one of 21 African Americans to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery during the 1864 Battle of Chaffin's Farm near Richmond. After the Civil War he worked for the federal government and organized . . . Map (db m77543) HM
66District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Frank W. Crilley Building — Frank W. Crilley, Ensign, U.S. Navy, 1888-1947
Frank W. Crilley was born in Trenton, New Jersey on September 13, 1888. Following enlistment in the Navy in March, 1900 he became a gunner's mate and received additional training as a diver. In 1915 he made dives to over 300 feet during salvage . . . Map (db m10679) HM
67Florida (Brevard County), Cocoa — Emory Lawrence Bennett
Born 20 December 1929 at New Smyrna, Florida. Moved to Brevard County March 15, 1936. A 1948 graduate of Cocoa High School. Enlisted in the U.S. Army July 25, 1950. Killed in action June 24, 1951. His grave in Pinecrest Cemetery is properly marked. . . . Map (db m145975) HM WM
68Florida (Brevard County), Cocoa — Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris
Medal of Honor recipient Melvin Morris was born in Okmulgee, Okla. January 7, 1942. Sergeant First Class Morris (U.S. Army-Retired) and family settled in Brevard County in December 1990. On March 18, 2014, the President of the United States of . . . Map (db m146008) HM WM
69Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — Medal of Honor — Veterans Memorial Center
Awarded by the United States of America for “Conspicuous” Gallantry and Intrepidity at the Risk of His or Her Life above and beyond the Call of Duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States. . . . Map (db m164675) WM
70Florida (Clay County), Starke — Leonard A. Funk, Jr. — 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
First Sergeant 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment 1943 – 1945 Outstanding Leader Magnificent Soldier Cherished Friend United States Awards Congressional Medal of Honor: 29 Jan. 1945, Holzheim, Belgium. Distinguished . . . Map (db m177422) WM
71Florida (Clay County), Starke — Medal Of Honor — Walk Through Time — Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for personal bravery or self-sacrifice that can be given to any individual in the United States of America. It has only been awarded 3,428 times in the nation’s history. Adam Paine . . . Map (db m179329) HM WM
72Florida (Clay County), Starke — Medal of Honor — Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park
Medal Of Honor The Medal Is awarded for gallantry & intrepidity, at risk of life , above and beyond the call of duty, while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States. The List . . . Map (db m180453) WM
73Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez — Marine Corps — Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park —
The President of the United States in the name of Congress takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor posthumously to First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez Marine Corps for service set forth in the following . . . Map (db m197426) WM
74Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — First Lt. Baldomero Lopez — Tampa Native — Awarded Congressional Medal Of Honor —
During the Inchon invasion in Korea, September 15, 1950, Marine 1st Lieutenant Lopez's platoon was engaging the enemy. Exposing himself to hostile fire he attempted to hurl a grenade into the pillbox whose fire was pinning them down. Wounded, he . . . Map (db m31703) HM
75Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Medal of Honor — Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
Medal of Honor For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty, in action involving actual conflict with an opposing armed force. The Medal of Honor is the United . . . Map (db m197353) HM WM
76Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Rough Rider Encampment
At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, this area was the campsite of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment commanded by Colonel Leonard Wood (Medal of Honor recipient) and later Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. Known as . . . Map (db m132476) HM
77Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith — Medal of Honor Recipient
Official Citation The President of the United States of America, authorized by the Act of Congress, April 4, 2005, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith United States Army . . . Map (db m193726) HM WM
78Florida (Lake County), Altoona — Robert M. McTureous, Jr. — United States Marine Corps
Robert M. McTureous, Jr. Private United States Marine Corps Born: March 26, 1924 Killed in Action: June 1945 Awarded his country’s highest award The Medal of Honor ”For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above . . . Map (db m167318) WM
79Florida (Marion County), Ocala — Medal of Honor Florida Recipients — Ocala - Marion County Veterans Memorial Park
[front] Criteria for Award The Medal of Honor, established by Joint Resolution of Congress 12 July 1862 (amended by Act of 9 July 1918 and Act of 25 July 1963) is awarded in the name of Congress to a person who, while a . . . Map (db m199124) WM
80Florida (Marion County), Ocala — Medal of Honor Recipients — Ocala - Marion County Veterans Memorial Park
Medal of Honor Recipients 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion. Duty • Honor • Pride Frank S. Reasoner Alpha Company 12 July 1965 Terrence C. Graves 3rd Force Recon Co. 16 February 1968 Robert H. Jenkins, Jr. . . . Map (db m198688) WM
81Florida (Marion County), Ocala — Medal of Honor Recipients of the Jewish Faith — Ocala - Marion County Veterans Memorial Park
Medal of Honor Recipients of the Jewish Faith Benjamin Levy 3-1865 • Abraham Cohn 8-1865 • Leopoldo Karpeles 4-1870 • Simon Suhler 11-1876 • David Orbansky 8-1879 • Samuel Gross 5-1917 • Sydney G. Gumpertz 2-1919 • Benjamin Kaufman . . . Map (db m198455) WM
82Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Airman First Class John Lee Levitow — 3rd Special Operations Squadron
Airman First Class John Levitow was a loadmaster aboard a C-47 gunship on a night combat air patrol mission near Long Binh Army Post, Republic of Vietnam, 24 February 1969. His aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire. The enemy fire wounded half the . . . Map (db m99749) HM WM
83Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks — 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron
On the evening of 24 February 1967, Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks was flying his 488th combat mission as a Forward Air Controller. While covering South Vietnamese Army Rangers and their American advisors in the O-1E Bird Dog, he discovered a . . . Map (db m99772) HM WM
84Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Captain Steven L. Bennett — 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
On 29 June, 1972, Captain Steven L. Bennett and a Marine observer were flying near Quang Tri, Republic of Vietnam. Responding to a call from a South Vietnamese unit pinned down by the enemy, he requested tactical air support, but none was available. . . . Map (db m99755) HM WM
85Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — First Lieutenant James Phillip Fleming — 20th Special Operations Squadron
First Lieutenant Fleming was the aircraft commander of a UH-1F transport helicopter near Duc Co in the Republic of Vietnam's central highlands, 26 November 1968. He unhesitatingly flew to the aid of a six-man Special Forces Long Range Reconnaissance . . . Map (db m99815) HM
86Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Lieutenant Colonel Joe Madison Jackson — 311th Air Commando Squadron
Lieutenant Colonel Jackson was the aircraft commander of an unarmed C-123 transport flying a tactical emergency evacuation mission to rescue three remaining survivors at the Special Forces camp at Kham Duc, Republic of Vietnam, on 12 May 1968. The . . . Map (db m99813) HM
87Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Lieutenant Colonel William Atkinson Jones, III — 602nd Special Operations Squadron
Lieutenant Colonel Jones flew an A-1H Skyraider on a rescue mission on 1 September 1968 in search of a downed U.S. pilot near Dong Hoi, North Vietnam. Although his aircraft was hit repeatedly by enemy fire, he continued his search until he sighted . . . Map (db m99802) HM
88Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Major Bernard Francis Fisher — 1st Air Commando Squadron
Major Fisher was an A-1E pilot at A Shau, South Vietnam on 10 March 1966. The Special Forces camp was attacked by 2,000 North Vietnamese Army Regulars. Tops of 1,500-foot hills were obscured by an 800-foot ceiling, limiting maneuverability and . . . Map (db m99811) HM WM
89Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Medal of Honor Recipients — World War I
Medal of Honor Recipients World War I 2nd.Lt. Erwin R. Bleckley   Oct. 6, 1918, Binarville, France 2nd.Lt. Harold E. Goettler   Oct. 6, 1918, Binarville, France 2nd.Lt. Frank Luke Jr.   Sept. 29, 1918, Murvaux, France . . . Map (db m99915) WM
90Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Medal of Honor Recipients — Korea
Medal of Honor Recipients Korea Maj. George A. Davis Jr.   Feb. 10, 1952, Sinuiju-Yalu River, N.Korea Maj. Charles J. Loring Jr.   Nov. 22, 1952, Sniper Ridge, N.Korea Maj. Louis J. Sebille   Aug. 5, 1950, Hamch'ang, . . . Map (db m99916) WM
91Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Medal of Honor Recipients — Vietnam
Medal of Honor Recipients Vietnam Capt.Steven L. Bennett   June 29, 1972, Quang Tri, S. Vietnam Col. George E. Day   Conspicuous Gallantry while POW Maj. Merlyn H. Dethlefsen   Mar. 10, 1967, Thai Nguyen, N. Vietnam . . . Map (db m99918) WM
92Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Medal of Honor Recipients — World War II
Medal of Honor Recipients World War II Lt. Col. Addison E. Baker · Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania Maj. Richard I. Bong · Oct. 10 - Nov. 15, 1944 - Southwest Pacific Maj. Horace S. Carswell Jr. · Oct. 26, 1944 - South . . . Map (db m100432) WM
93Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Private James H. Mills — Medal of Honor Recipient — Veterans Memorial Park —
Private James H. Mills Company F 15th Infantry United States Army May 3, 1923 - November 11, 1973 ★ ★ Medal of Honor For Conspicuous Gallantry May 24, 1944 Cisterna Di Littoria, Italy The . . . Map (db m197294) WM
94Florida (St. Lucie County), Fort Pierce — Medal of Honor Statue — Benefactor, Mr. Ross Perot — National Navy UDT-Seal Museum —
Although the statue reconstructs the actions of Medal of Honor recipient, Michael Thornton, carrying the wounded Medal of Honor recipient, Tom Norris, off the battlefield, the statue encompasses the ultimate importance of a “swim buddy “ and these . . . Map (db m186595) WM
95Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — PFC Emory L. Bennett — A Man To Rely On
A Man To Rely On U.S. Army PFC Emory L. Bennett Born 12/20/29 _ New Smyrna Beach 1st Volusia County Native to Receive The Congressional Medal Of Honor Waged a one-man assault to provide covering fire for B . . . Map (db m148767) WM
96Georgia (Bartow County), Cartersville — The Heart of the Chase
On April 12, 1862, Union spies led by James Andrews hijacked the locomotive General in Kennesaw, GA. The raiders ran north in hopes of burning bridges, ripping up rails, and cutting telegraph wires on the Georgia owned W&A RR. The plan would prevent . . . Map (db m190652) HM
97Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor Reverse Sgt. Rodney Maxwell Davis United States Marine Corps April 7, 1942   Sept. 6, 1967 Macon, Georgia   Quang Nam Province, Vietnam For conspicious gallantry and intrepidity at the . . . Map (db m53214) HM WM
98Georgia (Chatham County), Pooler — James H. Doolittle — Replica of Grave Marker in Arlington National Cemetery — Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum —
Medal of Honor, Gen, US Air Force, WWII, Korea, Dec. 14, 1896 Sep 27, 1993, DSM & OLC, Silver StarMap (db m93117) WM
99Georgia (Coweta County), Newnan — Col. Joe M. Jackson
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100Georgia (Coweta County), Newnan — Maj. Stephen W. Pless
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