banner2.gif (10702 bytes)   

NOTE - After 19 years online, HomeOfHeroes.com may soon close it's doors.

Many of the HERO STORIES, history, citations and other information detailed in this website are, at least for now, available in PRINT or DIGITAL format from AMAZON.COM. The below comprise the nearly 4-dozen  "Home Of Heroes" books currently available.

Your HomeOfHeroes CONTENT & Navigation is below the following Advertisement.

Medal of Honor Books

01_Army-MOH.jpg (29188 bytes)

01_NAVY-MOH.jpg (29638 bytes) 01_USMC-MOH.jpg (30187 bytes) 02_usaf.jpg (29098 bytes) 01_uscg-.jpg (29730 bytes)
This series of books contains the citations for ALL Medals of Honor awarded to that branch of service, with brief biographical data and photos of many of the recipients. Some of them also include citations for other awards, analysis of awards, data tables and analysis and more. These are LARGE volumes, each 8 1/2" x 11" and more than 500 pages each. Click on a book to find it on Amazon.com where you can find more details on what is contained in each book, as well as to get a free preview. Each volume is $24.95.

Heroes in the War on Terrorism

gwot-.jpg (140673 bytes)
NAVY    -  MARINES   -  AIR FORCE   - ARMY O.E.F.  - ARMY O.I.F.

These books contain the citations for nearly all of the awards of the Silve Star and higher to members of each branch of service in the War on Terrorism. Books include photos of most recipients, some biographical data, analysis of awards by rank, unit, date, and more.

ENCYCLOPEDIA of AMERICAN MILITARY HEROES

With the 5 Medal of Honor volumes above, these compilations comprise a virtual 28-volume ENCYCLOPEDIA of decorated American heroes(15,000 pages)  with award citations, history, tables & analysis, and detailed indexes of ACEs, FLAG OFFICERS, and more. (Click on any book to see it in Amazon.com - $24.95 Each Volume)

United States Army Heroes

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medals
ARMY_02-DSC-WWI-A-G.jpg (16235 bytes) ARMY_02-DSC-WWI-A-G.jpg (11411 bytes) ARMY_04-DSC-WWI-S-Z.jpg (11674 bytes) ARMY_09-DSC-Korea.jpg (11385 bytes) ARMY_10-DSC-RVN.jpg (11484 bytes) ARMY_11-DSM-1862to1941.jpg (10503 bytes) ARMY_12-DSM-WWII.jpg (11584 bytes) ARMY_13-DSM-1946-Present.jpg (11397 bytes)
1873 - 1941 Korea Vietnam 1862 - 1960 RVN - Present

United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
NAVY_02-NX-1.jpg (11584 bytes) NAVY_03-NX-2.jpg (11330 bytes) NAVY_04-NX-3.jpg (11451 bytes) NAVY_05-NX4.jpg (11394 bytes) NAVY_07-SS.jpg (10978 bytes) NAVY_06-SS.jpg (12018 bytes)

Hosp-Med Corps.jpg (20461 bytes)

1915 - 1941 WWII Korea - Present WWII

United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
USMC_02-NX-1915 to WWII.jpg (11383 bytes) USMC_03-NX-KC to Present.jpg (11600 bytes) USMC_04-SS-WWI.jpg (11786 bytes) USMC_05-SS-WWII-AtoK.jpg (11692 bytes) USMC_06-SS-WWII-LtoZ.jpg (11746 bytes) USMC_07-SS-Korea.jpg (11727 bytes) USMC_08-RVN-SS-AtoL.jpg (12153 bytes) USMC_09-SS-RVN-Present.jpg (12062 bytes)
1915 - WWII Korea - Present 1900 - 1941 WWII 1947 - Korea Vietnam - Present

WINGS OF VALOR
wings-i.jpg (16771 bytes)

wings-ii.jpg (18062 bytes) WINGS-III.jpg (17390 bytes)

The Defining Generation
defining.jpg (32632 bytes)

Visit My
AUTHOR PAGE

amazon.jpg (48111 bytes)

How to Write to a

True Hero

kids_writing.gif (21677 bytes)

During World War II a 19 year old Marine named Richard Sorenson was preparing for his first experience in combat when the enemy threw a grenade near his fellow soldiers.  Without hesitation, Private Sorenson jumped on top of the grenade to absorb the blast and save the lives of his comrades.  Though very badly wounded, Richard Sorenson survived and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic act of self-sacrifice.  Many years later Mr. Sorenson received a letter in the mail from a young girl he did not know.  Inside the letter was an essay she had written for a college class about "The Most Important Thing in my Life".  The last line of the essay said,

"Richard Sorenson is a man I held in awe even before I learned his name, because one of the men he saved is my dad."

Medal of Honor recipients get a lot of mail, not all of it so unique, but every letter is important to them.  Each of these men feel a great responsibility to the future of America, and they realize that the future lies in the hands of our Nation's youth.  Letters from all Americans are welcome, but they especially enjoy hearing from boys and girls.  We encourage you to write a letter of appreciation to these heroes, maybe send them a birthday card (you can find all of their birthdays on one of the pages in this exhibit), or a special letter of thanks and rememberance on patriotic holidays like Veteran's Day or the Fourth of July.

The first time you write to a Medal of Honor recipient you will have to send your letter to him through The Congressional Medal Of Honor Society.  It's not like their addresses are a "National Secret", it is just a matter of courtesy to protect their privacy.  The Medal of Honor Society will forward your letter, unopened, to the recipient to whom it is addressed.  You can rest assured that your letter will reach its destination.  That is a big part of what the Medal of Honor Society is all about.  We have prepared a special page to tell you about the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, and you can even visit their web site.  In our page on the Society we'll also tell you about the Medal of Honor Museum.

What is The
bn_cmoh_society.jpg (3678 bytes)
Medal of Honor Society

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society
40 Patriots Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC
29464

Visit the MOH Society
bn_cmoh_society.jpg (3678 bytes)
On the Web

Guidelines to help you contact a Medal of Honor recipient:

  1. Decide WHO you want to write to and learn something about them.  Read their citation and maybe look for additional information on them in your local public library.  
  2. Address your letter to ___(name)___, MOH - C/O The Congressional Medal of Honor Society - (address listed above).  Also remember to refer to them as Medal of Honor "recipients"--not "winners"!  This simple act demonstrates that you care enough to learn something about the award they wear.
  3. Don't write to ask THEM for things (autographs, copies of their citations, photos, etc.), write to GIVE them something....your sincere thanks.
  4. If you wish a reply, extend the courtesy of enclosing a self-addressed/stamped envelope.   Most Medal of Honor recipients are everyday people like you and I.  Unlike most other celebrities, their fame has not translated into fortune...only a lot of personal responsibility. 
  5. Please be patient if you don't receive a reply quickly enough.  Most of our living recipients are now well into their 70's and still live at a busy pace speaking in schools, attending patriotic functions, and other civic activities (usually at their own expense).
  6. Treasure any response you do receive from a Medal of Honor recipient.  They are a rare and vanishing part of our American heritage.

 

bn_moh_schools.jpg (3634 bytes)

bn_moh_living.jpg (3007 bytes)

Living Recipients by branch of service: [Army] [Navy] [USMC] [USAF]

Living Recipients by war [WWII]  [Korea]  [Vietnam]

Living Recipients by   [State of Current Residence]

[Birthdays] [Medal of Honor Action Birthday]

 

Copyright 1999-2014 by HomeOfHeroes.com
     2115 West 13th Street - Pueblo, CO 81003

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Unless otherwise noted, all materials by C. Douglas Sterner

Home Page

Hall Of Heroes

MOH Community 

NEWS

Kidz Page

FEATURE STORIES
  Profiles In Courage | Wings of ValorThe Brotherhood of Soldiers At War | Go For Broke
 Pearl Harbor  | A Splendid Little War | Shinmiyangyo-Korea 1871 | Quick Links to MOH Stories

RECIPIENT WEB SITES
Barney Barnum  |  Jack Lucas  |  Mitch Paige  |  Wesley Fox  |  Sammy Davis
Roger Donlon
Peter Lemon  |  Drew Dix  |  Mike Novosel

Medal Of Honor Calendar  |  Books By MOH RecipientsSteve Ryan MOH Posters

What Does 
A Hero Look Like?

Click on Superman To Find out


FOOTNOTES
In
HISTORY

NEW
Looking for a Hero or trying to verify awards? We have posted the names of more than 120,000 recipients of the highest awards in a BRAND NEW FREE SECTION
DECORATIONS 1862 - Present
.

Military Medals & Awards 

Information and Images of ALL Military Medals
The Purple Heart 
How to Request Records/Medals Earned
  How to Obtain Military Records of a Family Member 

Honor Roll of America's Military Heroes


Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine



Silver Star

U.S. History and Information
The History Room | U.S. Flag HistoryHistory of the Flag |
How to Display the Flag
| The National Anthem | The Pledge of Allegiance The American Creed | The Seal of our Nation | Our National Symbol
Arthur MacArthur's Flag | William Carney's Flag | FDR's Flag of Liberation]

FLAG DAY           STATE FLAGS
American Presidents
U.S. Presidents | Inaugural Addresses

God & Country
ROOM

MY HERO Web Page Creator 
(Create a Tribute to the Hero in Your Own Life)

SEARCH
bn_search.jpg (3967 bytes)
OUR SITE

EDUCATIONAL

GAME ARCADE

OR
Quick Quiz

***
Electronic Post Cards
Talking Points 

Remembering 911
The Binch
Citizens Speak Out

BEYOND THE MEDAL

This 5 Disc DVD Education Program has been distributed to over 17,500 Public & Private High Schools and is now available to the public!


 

HomeOfHeroes.com now has more than 25,000 pages of US History for you to view.