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Hometown Heroes of the

Centennial State

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Colorado

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24   Medals of Honor are Accredited to Colorado

  • Pueblo's CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL is the only high school in history to graduate TWO Medal of Honor Recipients.

  • Joseph P. Martinez was the FIRST HISPANIC American Soldier of World War II to receive the Medal of Honor.

  • Ambrosio Guillen was the last Medal of Honor hero of the Korean War.

  • During the Indian Campaigns, 12 Medals of Honor were awarded for heroic actions "on the ground" in Colorado.

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

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RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Indian Wars

Knight, Joseph F.

Army

Danville, IL

Denver, CO

Philippine Insurrection

Grove, William Remsburg

Army

Montezuma, IA

Denver, CO

Wallace, George Weed

Army

Fort Riley, KS

Denver, CO

World War I

**Chiles, Marcellus Holms

Army

Eureka Springs, AR

Denver, CO

Funk, Jesse N.

Army

New Hampton, MO

Calhan, CO

Upton, Frank Monroe

Navy

Loveland, CO

Colorado

**Wickersham, J. Hunter

Army

New York, NY

Denver, CO

World War II

Crawford, William John

Army

Pueblo, CO

Pueblo, CO

**Fryar, Elmer E.

Army

Denver, CO

Denver, CO

**Lindstron, Floyd K.

Army

Holdrege, NE

Colorado Springs, CO

**Martinez, Joseph P.

Army

Taos, NM

Ault, CO

L

Maxwell, Robert Dale

Army

Boise, ID

Larimer County, CO

McCandless, Bruce

Navy

Washington, DC

Colorado

**Muranaga, Kiyoshi K. Army Amache, CO

**Pucket, Donald Dale

Army AC

Longmont, CO

Boulder, CO

Ross, Donald Kirby

Navy

Beverly, KS

Denver, CO

L Sakato, George T. Army Denver, CO

**Walker, Kenneth Newton

Army AC

Cerrillos, NM

Denver, CO

Korean War

Sitter, Carl Leonard

USMC

Syracuse, MO

Pueblo, CO

 

Murphy, Raymond Gerald

USMC

Pueblo, CO

Pueblo, CO

Vietnam War

**Coker, Ronald Leroy

USMC

Alliance, NE

Denver, CO

L

Dix, Drew Dennis

Army

West Point, NY

Denver, CO

**McWethy, Jr., Edgar Lee

Army

Leadville, CO

Denver, CO

 

**Swanson, Jon

Army

Boulder, CO Boulder, CO

Young, Gerald Orren

USAF

Chicago, IL

Colorado Springs, CO

The following Medal of Honor Recipients were BORN in the State of Colorado 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:

 

**Baldonado, Joe Rodriguez

Army

Colorado

Santa Clara, CA

 

Boydston, Erwin Jay

USMC

Deer Creek, CO

California

Graves, Ora

Navy

Las Animas, CO

Nebraska

**Guillen, Ambrosio

USMC

La Junta, CO

El Paso, TX

Ware, Keith Lincoln

Army

Denver, CO

Glendale, CA

West, Chester Howard

Army

Fort Collins, CO

Los Banos, CA

 

 

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