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Arkansas

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11 Medals of Honor are Accredited to Arkansas

  • In 1943 former Arkansas Razorback and Detroit Lion football player Maurice "Footsie" Britt became the first person in American military history to earn ALL FOUR of the Army's top awards in a single war.  His MOH was presented on the football field where he played.  Footsie went on to become Lt. Governor of Arkansas, and passed away in 1995.

  • During the Civil War 11 Medals of Honor were awarded for action "on the ground" in Arkansas.

"For Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action At the Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty"

 

RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Civil War

Franks, William J.

Navy

Chatham, NC

De Valls Bluff, AR

World War II

Britt, Maurice Lee "Footsie"

Army

Lonoke, AR

Lonoke, AR

 

Gordon, Nathan Green

Navy

Morrilton, AR

Morrilton, AR

 

Hendrix, James Richard

Army

Lepanto, AR

Lepanto, AR

**Lloyd, Edgar Harold

Army

Blytheville, AR

Blytheville, AR

**Terry, Seymour W.

Army

Little Rock, AR

Little Rock, AR

Watson, Wilson Douglas

USMC

Tuscumbia, AL

Earle, AR

**Williams, Jack

Navy

Harrison , AR

Arkansas

Korean War

Burke, Lloyd Leslie "Scooter"

Army

Tichnor, AR

Stuttgart, AR

**Collier, Gilbert Georgie

Army

Hunter, AR

Tichnor, AR

**Gilliland, Charles L.

Army

Mountain Home, AR

Yellville, AR

The following Medal of Honor Recipients were BORN in the State of Arkansas but either moved to or enlisted in military service in another state to which their award is accredited.  By virtue of their birth, they are still among our "Home Town Heroes".

RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

**Pruitt, John Henry

USMC

Fayetteville, AR

Phoenix, AZ

 

Bacon, Nicky Daniel

Army

Caraway, AR

Phoenix, AZ

**Miller, Oscar F.

Army

Franklin County, AR

Los Angeles, CA

**Chiles, Marcellus Holms

Army

Eureka Springs, AR

Denver, CO

Wheeler, Henry W.

Army

Fort Smith, AR

Bangor, ME

**Thomas, William H.

Army

Wynne, AR

Ypsilanti, MI

**Littleton, Herbert A.

USMC

Mena, AR

Nampa, ID

Factor, Pompey

Army

Arkansas

Fort Duncan, TX

Ward (Warrior), John

Army

Arkansas

Fort Duncan, TX

 

Stone, James Lamar

Army

Pine Bluff, AR

Houston, TX

**Watkins, Travis E.

Army

Waldo, AR

Texas

MacArthur, Douglas

Army

Little Rock, AR

Ashland, WI

 

 

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