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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.

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Medal of Honor Books

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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

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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
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1873 - 1941 Korea Vietnam 1862 - 1960 RVN - Present

United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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1915 - 1941 WWII Korea - Present WWII

United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
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1915 - WWII Korea - Present 1900 - 1941 WWII 1947 - Korea Vietnam - Present

WINGS OF VALOR
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The Defining Generation
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Home Town
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Fewer than 3,500 Medals of Honor have been awarded to hometown heroes from our 50 States. Few are the cities that can claim one of these greatest of our Nation's heroes, but no city is devoid of heroes they can claim as their own hometown heroes.

While the Medal of Honor is the pinnacle of the military's Pyramid of Honor, each branch of service has its own "highest award". The Distinguished Service Cross is the Army's highest award, the Navy Cross the highest award presented by the Navy to members of the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, and the Air Force Cross is that branch of service's highest award. These three are ALSO the highest U.S. Military awards that can be bestowed upon civilians or members of Allied, Foreign military services. In all, more than 20,000 of these have been presented.

General George Patton, who did not receive the Medal of Honor, often said, "I'd sell my immortal soul for that medal (Medal of Honor)." General Patton DID receive two awards of the Distinguished Service Cross, about which he stated: "I would rather be a lieutenant with the Distinguished Service Cross, that a general without one." This second tier in the Pyramid of Honor is no small distinction.

Over the past years we have been developing a database of the recipients of these three awards, along with the briefly issued Marine Corps Brevet Medal (which was considered to be on par with the Medal of Honor). As a part of that database we have researched the home towns of the individual recipients and have identified the residences of more than half these 20,000 heroes.

Use the links below to find the hometown heroes of your own city. The recipients of these awards are listed alphabetically by city or county, followed by details of which award(s) they received and for what war or action. You can then use the links at the bottom of the page to find their various citations.

 

Recipients of the Medal of Honor, Marine Corps Brevet Medal, 
Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, and Air Force Cross

[AK]  [AL]  [AR]  [AZ]  [CA]  [CO]  [CT]   [DE]  [FL]  [GA]  [HI]  [IA]   [ID]  [IL]  [IN]  [KS]  [KY]   [LA]  [MA]  [MD]  [ME]  [MI]   [MN]  [MO]  [MS]  [MT]  [NC]   [ND]  [NE]  [NH]  [NJ]  [NM]   [NV]  [NY]  [OH]  [OK]  [OR]  [PA]   [RI]  [SC]  [SD]  [TN]  [TX]   [UT]  [VA]  [VT]  [WA]  [WI]   [WV]  [WY]  -   [DC[PI]  [PR] [Territories]

American heroes from, or born in, Foreign Countries
[Australia] [Canada] [France] [Germany] [Great Britain] [Ireland] [Italy] [USSR] [Scotland] [Other]

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