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

Revised and Updated: August 11, 2006

Bradley, George - MOH (Mexican Campaign)
Hayes, Thomas - MOH (Civil War)
Moore, Philip - MOH (Peace Time Heroism)

City/County

Name and Award Details 
(B) Indicates Place of Birth if Award Credited Elsewhere
Alton Nelson, Herbert W. - DSC (WWI)
Ashland (B) Capwell, Andrew W. - DSC (WWI)
Ashton (B) Waugh, Robert T. (KIA)  - MOH (WWII)
Barrington (B) Colley, Dwight T. - DSC (WWI), DSC (WWII)
Bristol Cavaliere, Peter - DSC (WWII)
  Hoover, Gilbert Corwin - 3 NCs (WWII)
  (B) Lawton, John Sterling - MOH (Indian Campaigns)
Burrillville Taylor, Joseph - MOH (Civil War)
Central Falls Norton, John W. - DSC (WWI)
Charleston Ennis, Charles D. - MOH (Civil War)
Chepachet Capwell, Andrew W. - DSC (WWI)
Coventry Lewis, Samuel E. - MOH (Civil War)
  Potter, George W. - MOH (Civil War)
Cranston Christy, John J. - DSC (WWII)
  Peters, George J. (KIA) - MOH (WWII)
  Potter, Kenneth B. - DSC (WWII)
  (B) Lund, Carl S. - DSC (WWI)
East Greenwich (B) Cevoli, Richard L. - NC (WWII)
East Providence (B) MacLeod, Norman D. - DSC (WWI)
Edgewood Merrill, Sidney D. B. - NC (WWII)
Fort Adams Smith, Thomas - MOH (Indian Campaigns)
  (B) Andrews, Charles F. - DSC (Philippines)
Foster Phillips, Henry Richardson (KIA) - DSC (Vietnam)
Foster Creek (B) Bucklyn, John Knight - MOH (Civil War)
Jamestown Drury, Martin J. - NC (WWII)
  Taussig, Joseph K., Jr. - NC (WWII)
  (B) Sailer, Joseph, Jr. (KIA)  - NC (WWII)
Johnston Bliss, Zenas Randall - MOH (Civil War)
  Molbone, Archibald - MOH (Civil War)
Johnstown (B) Broadhead, Joshua K. (KIA)  - DSC (WWI)
Kent County Belanger, Alfred (KIA) - DSC (WWII)
Kingston Babcock, William J. - MOH (Civil War)
  Tyler, Marshall A. - NC (WWII)
Manville Bourne, Russel K. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
  Preston, John T., Jr. - DSC (WWI)
  (B) Vose, James E., Jr. - NC (WWII)
Nayatt Colley, Dwight T. - DSC (WWI), DSC (WWII)
Newport Borden, Horace - DSC (WWI)
  Braga, George F. - 2 DSCs (WWII)
  Buttrick, James T. - NC (Nicaragua)
  Eadie, Thomas - MOH (S-4 Salvage), NC (S-4 Salvage, 1927), NC (S-51 Salvage, 1926)
  Kirwin, John J. (KIA) - NC (WWII)
  Lawless, James B. - DSC (WWI)
  Mead, Harry R. - NC (WWII)
  Noyes, Stephen H. - DSC (WWI)
  Ramsey, Donald James - NC (WWII)
  Settle, Thomas G. W. - NC (WWII)
  Sharkey, William Joseph (KIA) - NC (WWI)
  Swinburne, Edwin R. - NC (WWII)
  Walsh, Michael - MOH (Peace Time Heroism)
  (B) Barrett, John M. - NC (Korea)
  (B) Ferguson, John N., Jr. - NC (WWII)
  (B) Province, George - MOH (Civil War)
  (B) Rogers, Horatio R. - DSC (WWI)
  (B) Stevens, Hazard - MOH (Civil War)
  (B) Sullivan, James - DSC (WWI)
  (B) Taussig, Joseph K., Jr. - NC (WWII)
  (B) Ward, Galbraith (KIA)  - DSC (WWI)
North Kingstown Cevoli, Richard L. - NC (WWII)
North Smithfield Nolan, Harvey W. - NC (Korea)
Pawtucket Bliss, George Newman - MOH (Civil War)
  Connors, John (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
  Corcoran, John - MOH (Civil War)
  Dodge, Rowland S. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
  Ormsbee, Francis Edward - MOH (WWI)
  Shaheen, Albert J. - NC (WWII)
  Siner, Earl R. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
  (B) Dion, Arthur J. - DSC (WWI)
  (B) Healy, Harold A. (KIA)  - DSC (WWI)
  (B) Hutchins, Charles Harris - NC (WWII)
Portsmouth Bell, Van D., Jr. - NC (Korea), NC (Vietnam)

Providence

Atwood, Arthur James (KIA) - NC (WWII)
Avery, William B. - MOH (Civil War)
Bailey, Jesse M. - DSC (WWI)
Banks, Arthur Edwin (KIA) - DSC (WWII)
Blackman, Edward S. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Brisson, Raymond J. (KIA) - DSC (WWII)
Broadhead, Joshua K. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Bubier, Kennard F. - NC (Byrd Exploration)
Bucklyn, John Knight - MOH (Civil War)
Burbank, James H. - MOH (Civil War)
Child, Benjamin Ham - MOH (Civil War)
Cole, Arthur Clemence - DSC (WWI)
Corning, John A. - DSC (China)
Cutts, James Madison - MOH (Civil War)
Davis, Joseph Carlton (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Donnelly, Edward - DSC (WWI)
Edwards, John - MOH (Civil War)
Euart, Elwood J. (KIA) - DSC (WWII)
Fratus, George R. - DSC (WWI)
Furtado, Joseph F. (KIA) - DSC (WWII)
Gillick, Matthew - MOH (Peace Time Heroism)
Greene, James A. - DSC (WWI)
Havron, John H. - MOH (Civil War)
Hickey, Thomas J. - DSC (WWI)
Johnson, Harold R. - DSC (WWI)
Kizirian, Harry - NC (WWII)
Larson, Nils Rodney - NC (WWII)
Lippitt, Alexander F. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
MacLeod, Norman D. - DSC (WWI)
Marks, Howard P. - NC (WWII)
McGar, Owen - MOH (Indian Campaigns)
Mitchell, Manton C. - DSC (WWI)
Moniz, Joseph P. (KIA) - DSC (WWII)
O'Brien, Joseph P. - DSC (WWI)
Parker, Thomas - MOH (Civil War)
Rancourt, John I. - DSC (WWI)
Sweet, Richard Searcy - DSC (Vietnam)
Wickwire, William S. - NC (S-51 Salvage, 1926), NC (S-4 Salvage, 1927)
Zimmer, John H. - DSC (WWI)
(B) Baca, John Philip - MOH (Vietnam War)
(B) Clabby, John L. (KIA)  - DSC (WWI)
(B) Gisburne, Edward Allen - MOH (Mexican Campaign)
(B) Hughes, George E. - DSC (WWI)
(B) Lyons, Walter F. - DSC (WWI)
(B) Macomber, Brainard Tucker - 2 NCs (WWII)
(B) Merrill, Sidney D. B. - NC (WWII)
(B) Nelson, Herbert W. - DSC (WWI)
(B) Ormsbee, Francis Edward - MOH (WWI)
(B) Potter, Albert Marshall, Jr. - NC (WWII)
(B) Potter, Kenneth B. - DSC (WWII)
(B) Reardon, William Leo, Jr. - NC (WWII)
(B) Viera, Joe Nichols - DSC (WWI), NC (WWI)
(B) Walsh, Quentin R. - NC (WWII)

City/County

Name and Award Details
Riverside Read, George E. - MOH (Civil War)
  Tubman, Thomas J. (KIA) - DSC (WWII)
Rumford (B) Hickey, Thomas J. - DSC (WWI)
Slatersville Welsh, James - MOH (Civil War)
Tiverton Williamson, Francis Thomas - NC (WWII)
  (B) Bliss, George Newman - MOH (Civil War)
  (B) Williamson, Edward James - NC (WWII)
Wakefield Champagne, David Bernard (KIA) - MOH (Korean War)
Warren Luther, Earl F., Jr. - NC (WWII)
Warwick Dunsmore, Leo Paul (KIA) - DSC (Vietnam)
  McDonald, George E. - MOH (Civil War)
  Reardon, William Leo, Jr. - NC (WWII)
Washington County (B) Tyler, Marshall A. - NC (WWII)
West Greenwich (B) Molbone, Archibald - MOH (Civil War)
West Warwick Archambault, Raoul J. - NC (WWII)
Westerly Anderson, William Henry, Jr. - NC (WWII)
  Barber, James Albert - MOH (Civil War)
  Blake, Charles Raymond - DSC (WWI)
  Broadfoot, Josiah (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
  Shea, Richard O'B - DSC (WWI), NC (WWI)
  (B) Turano, John (KIA)  - DSC (WWI)
Woonsocket Brunelle, Albert Wilfred - NC (WWII)
  Nadeau, David - DSC (WWI)
  (B) Danis, Anthony Leo - NC (U.S.S. Kearny Incident, 1941)
  (B) Lane, Elmer L. - DSC (WWI)

 

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