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Georgia

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21 Medals of Honor are Accredited to Georgia

  • During the Civil War 87 Medals of Honor were awarded for action "on the ground" in the State of Georgia.

  • During Joe Jackson's Medal of Honor action in Vietnam, a pilot overhead photographed his heroic aerial rescue of a badly surrounded group of soldiers...the only known photograph in history of a Medal of Honor action.

  • Joe Jackson's small home town of Newnan produced an incredible TWO Vietnam War Medal of Honor heroes.   Less than a year before Jackson's heroic rescue, STEPHEN PLESS received the Medal of Honor...for the aerial rescue of ground troops under enemy fire.

"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

Leland, George W.

Navy

Savannah, GA

Georgia

Indian Wars

Carter, Mason

Army

Augusta, GA

Augusta, GA

Garlington, Ernest Albert

Army

Newberry Hill, SC

Athens, GA

World War II

Brown, Jr., Bobbie Evan

Army

Dublin, GA

Atlanta, GA

**Dyess, Aquilla James

USMC

Augusta, GA

Georgia

**Elrod, Henry Talmage

USMC

Rebecca, GA

Ashburn, GA

Lee, Sr., Daniel Warnel

Army

Alma, GA

Alma, GA

McKinney, John R.

Army

Woodcliff, GA

Woodcliff, GA

**Thomason, Clyde A.

USMC

Atlanta, GA

Georgia

Korean War

 

Davis, Raymond Gilbert

USMC

Fitzgerald, GA

Atlanta, GA

**Phillips, Lee Hugh

USMC

Stockbridge, GA

Ben Hill, GA

**Story, Luther H.

Army

Buena Vista, GA

Georgia

Vietnam

**Davis, Rodney Maxwell

USMC

Macon, GA

Macon, GA

**Durham, Jr., Harold Bascom

Army

Rocky Mount, NC

Atlanta, GA

L

Jackson, Joe Madison

USAF

Newnan, GA

Newnan, GA

**Johnston, Donald Ray

Army

Columbus, GA

Columbus, GA

L

Livingston, James Everett

USMC

Towns, GA

McRae, GA

**McKibben, Ray

Army

Felton, GA

Atlanta, GA

Pless, Stephen Wesley

USMC

Newnan, GA

Atlanta, GA

L

Ray, Ronald Eric

Army

Cordele, GA

Atlanta, GA

**Wilbanks, Hilliard Almond

USAF

Cornelia, GA

Atlanta, GA

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

L

Sprayberry, James Michael

Army

LaGrange, GA

Montgomery, AL

Pharris, Jackson Charles

Navy

Columbus, GA

California

**Nininger, Jr., Alexander Ramsey

Army

Gainesville, GA

Fort Lauderdale, FL

**Bowen, Jr., Hammett Lee

Army

LaGrange, GA

Jacksonville, FL

**Bryant, William Maud

Army

Cochran, GA

Detroit, MI

**Bonnyman, Jr., Alexander "Sandy"

USMC

Atlanta, GA

New Mexico

**Wiley, James

Army

Andersonville, GA

Bellville, OH

 

 

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