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Hometown Heroes of the

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Illinois

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204   Medals of Honor are Accredited to Illinois

  • Illinois' Eugene Fluckey's 4 Navy Crosses in addition to his MOH is unequalled by any living American.

  • James Bond Stockdale was one of only 3 POWs to receive the Medal of Honor for actions as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese.

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

Due the large number of Medals of Honor accredited to Illinois we have divided the Recipients into three separate pages.

Civil War
(112)

Other Wars
(81)

Born in IL with MOHs Accredited to other States (32)

Post Civil War Illinois MOH Recipients

RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Indian Wars

Bancroft, Neil

Army

Oswego, NY

Chicago, IL

Calvert, James Spencer

Army

Athens County, OH

Springfield, IL

Carroll, Thomas

Army

Kilkenny, Ireland

Chicago, IL

Craig, Samuel Henry

Army

New Market, NH

Chicago, IL

Goldin, Theodore W. B.

Army

Avon, WI

Chicago, IL

Johnston, Edward

Army

Pen Yan, NY

Chicago, IL

Kelly, John J. H.

Army

Schuyler County, IL

Springfield, IL

*Kennedy, Philip

Army

County Galway, Ireland

Evansville, IL

McClernand, Edward John

Army

Jacksonville, IL

Springfield, IL

McDonald, James

Army

Edinburgh, Scotland

Chicago, IL

Mitchell, John

Army

Dublin, Ireland

Peoria, IL

Murphy, Philip

Army

County Killkenny, Ireland

Chicago, IL

Snow, Elmer A.

Army

Hardwick, MA

Chicago, IL

Sumner, James

Army

London, England

Chicago, IL

Thompson, John

Army

Glasgow, Scotland

Chicago, IL

Toy, Frederick Ernest

Army

Buffalo, NY

Chicago, IL

Tracy, John
  aka: Henry G. Nabers

Army

Dublin, Ireland

Chicago, IL

Watson, Joseph

Army

Union City, MI

Chicago, IL

Wilson, Charles

Army

Petersburg, IL

Springfield, IL

Spanish-American War

Hull, James Lott

Navy

Patoka, IL

Illinois

Meyer, William

Navy

Germany

Illinois

Philippine Insurection

Batson, Matthew Arlington

Army

Anna, IL

Carbondale, IL

Schroeder, Henry Frank

Army

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Wilson, Arthur Harrison

Army

Springfield, IL

Springfield, IL

China (Boxer Rebellion)

Holyoke, William Edward

Navy

Groveton, NH

Illinois

Upham, Oscar Jefferson

USMC

Toledo, OH

Illinois

Philippines (1911)

Catherwood, John Hugh

Navy

Springfield, IL

Illinois

Dominican Republic Campaign

Williams, Ernest Calvin

USMC

Broadwell, IL

Illinois

World War I

Allex, Jake Allex
   aka: Jake Mandusich

Army

Streska, Serbia

Chicago, IL

Anderson, Johannes Seigfried

Army

Bjoroky, Finland

Chicago, IL

Ellis, Michael B.

Army

St. Louis, MO

East St. Louis, IL

**Goettler, Harold Ernest

Army AS

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Gumpertz, Sydney G.

Army

San Raphael, CA

Chicago, IL

Hill, Ralyn M.

Army

Lindenwood, IL

Oregon, IL

Izac, Edouard Victor Michel

Navy

Cresco, IA

Illinois

Johnston, Harold Irving

Army

Kendall, KS

Chicago, IL

Kelly, John Joseph

USMC

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Loman, Berger Holton

Army

Bergen, Norway

Chicago, IL

Morelock, Sterling Lewis

Army

Silver Run, MD

Oquawka, IL

**Osborne, Weedon Edward

Navy

Chicago, IL

Illinois

Pope, Thomas A.

Army

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Robinson, Robert Guy

USMC

New York, NY

Chicago, IL

Nicaraguan Campaign

Schilt, Christian Franklin

USMC

Richland County, IL

Illinois

World War II

**Bailey, Kenneth Dillon

USMC

Pawnee, OK

Illinois

Bender, Stanley

Army

Carlisle, WV

Chicago, IL

Bertoldo, Vito R.

Army

Decatur, IL

Decatur, IL

**Bigelow, Elmer Charles

Navy

Hebron, IL

Illinois

 

Choate, Clyde Lee

Army

West Frankfort, IL

Anna, IL

**Cromwell, John Philip

Navy

Henry, IL

Illinois

Day, James L.

USMC

East St. Louis, IL

 

Dunham, Russell

Army

East Carondelet, IL

Brighton, IL

Dunlap, Robert Hugo

USMC

Abingdon, IL

Monmouth, IL

**Fardy, John Peter

USMC

Chicago, IL

Illinois

 

Fluckey, Eugene Bennett

Navy

Washington, DC

Neoga, IL

Garmon, Harold Alva

Army

Fairfield, IL

Albion, IL

Gerstung, Robert E.

Army

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

**Gibson, Eric Gunnar

Army

Nysund, Sweden

Chicago, IL

**Krotiak, Anton L.

Army

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Leims, John Harold

USMC

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

**Lester, Fred Faulkner

Navy

Downers Grove, IL

Illinois

McCarthy, Joseph Jeremiah

USMC

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Michael, Edward Stanley

Army AC

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

**Moskala, Edward J.

Army

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

 

Ogden, Sr., Carlos Carnes

Army

Borton, IL

Fairmount, IL

**Ozbourn, Joseph William

USMC

Herrin, IL

Illinois

**Perez, Jr., Manuel

Army

Oklahoma City, OK

Chicago, IL

**Truemper, Walter Edward

Army AC

Aurora, IL

Aurora, IL

**Wilson, Robert Lee

USMC

Centralia, IL

Illinois

**Witek, Frank Peter

USMC

Derby, CT

Illinois

Korean War

**Hammond, Jr., Lester

Army

Wayland, MO

Quincy, IL

**Krzyzowski, Edward C.

Army

Chicago, IL

Cicero, IL

**Sebille, Louis Joseph

USAF

Harbor Beach, MI

Chicago, IL

Vietnam

 

Baker, Jr., John Franklin

Army

Davenport, IA

Moline, IL

**Blanchfield, Michael Reinert

Army

Minneapolis, MN

Chicago, IL

**Bruce, Daniel Dean

USMC

Michigan City, IN

Chicago, IL

**Burke, Robert Charles

USMC

Monticello, IL

Chicago, IL

**Conde-Falcon, Felix M.

Army

Juncos, Puerto Rico

Chicago, IL

**Harvey, Jr., Carmel Bernon

Army

Montgomery, WV

Chicago, IL

Kays, Kenneth Michael

Army

Mount Vernon, IL

Fairfield, IL

 

Keller, Leonard Bert

Army

Rockford, IL

Chicago, IL

L

Lynch, Allen James

Army

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

**Monroe, James Howard

Army

Aurora, IL

Chicago, IL

**Olive, III, Milton Lee

Army

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

**Robinson, Jr., James William

Army

Hinsdale, IL

Chicago, IL

 

Stockdale, James Bond

Navy

Abingdon, IL

Abingdon, IL

**Weber, Lester William

USMC

Aurora, IL

Chicago, IL

**Wickam, Jerry Wayne

Army

Rockford, IL

Chicago, IL

War on Terror

**Miller, Robert James

Army

Harrisburg, PA

Wheaton, IL

Peace Time Awards

Courtney, Henry C.

Navy

Springfield, IL

Illinois

Cronan, William S. (Willie)

Navy

Chicago, IL

Illinois

Helms, John Henry

USMC

Chicago, IL

Illinois

Mullin, Hugh Patrick

Navy

Richmond, IL

Chicago, IL

Roberts, Charles Church

Navy

Newton, MA

Illinois

**De La Garza, Jr., Emilio Albert

USMC

East Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

 

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