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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

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