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Hometown Heroes of the

Show Me State

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Missouri

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78 Medals of Honor are Accredited to Missouri

  • During the Civil War 8 Medals of Honor were awarded for action "on the ground" in Missouri.

  • Our Nation's busiest airport is named for the Navy's first World War II flying ace, Missouri Medal of Honor recipient Edward H. "Butch" O'HARE.

"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

Bieger, Charles

Army

Wiesbaden, Germany

St. Louis, MO

Depuy, Charles H.

Army

Sherman, MI

St. Louis, MO

Flynn, James Edward

Army

Pittsfield, IL

St. Louis, MO

Follett, Joseph Leonard

Army

Newark, NJ

St. Louis, MO

Frizzell, Henry F.

Army

Madison County, MO

Pilot Knob, MO

Grebe, M. R. William

Army

Hildesheim, Germany

St. Louis, MO

Guerin, Fitz W.

Army

New York, NY

St. Louis, MO

Gwynne, Nathaniel McClean

Army

Urbana, OH

Fairmount, MO

Hammel, Henry A.

Army

Germany

St. Louis, MO

Hunt, Louis T.

Army

Montgomery Cnty, IN

Jefferson County, MO

Kirby, Dennis Thomas

Army

Niagara Falls, NY

St. Louis, MO

McCammon, William Wallace

Army

Shippensburg, PA

Montgomery City, MO

Pesch, Joseph M.

Army

Grossleiton, Prussia

St. Louis, MO

Porter, Ambrose

Army

Allegany County, MD

Rockport, MO

Trogden, Howell G.

Army

Cedar Falls, NC

St. Louis, MO

Wagner, John W.

Army

Clear Spring, MD

St. Louis, MO

Wherry, William Macky

Army

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

Wortick (Wertick), Joseph

Army

Fayette County, PA

Hannibal, MO

Indian Campaigns

Anderson (Smyth), James

Army

Canada

St. Louis, MO

*Brant, Abram B.

Army

New York, NY

St. Louis, MO

Bryan, William C.

Army

Zanesville, OH

St. Louis, MO

Evans, William

Army

Annagh, Ireland

St. Louis, MO

Foran, Nicholas

Army

County Waterford, Ireland

St. Louis, MO

Forsyth, Thomas Hall

Army

Hartford, CT

St. Louis, MO

Geiger, George

Army

Cincinnati, OH

St. Louis, MO

Hall, William Preble

Army

Randolph County, MO

Huntsville, MO

Harding, Mosher A.

Army

Canada

St. Louis, MO

Hill, Frank E.

Army

Mayfield, WI

St. Louis, MO

McGann, Michael A.

Army

County Roscommon, Ireland

St. Louis, MO

McMillian, Albert Walter

Army

Stillwater, MN

Jefferson Barracks, MO

Myers, Fred

Army

Brunswick, Germany

St. Louis, MO

Neder, Adam

Army

Bavaria, Germany

St. Louis, MO

Phillips, Samuel D.

Army

Butler County, OH

St. Louis, MO

Phoenix, Edwin

Army

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

Schroeter, Charles

Army

Lindberg, Germany

St. Louis, MO

Scott, Robert B.

Army

Washington County, NY

St. Louis, MO

Sheppard, Charles

Army

Rocky Hill, CT

St. Louis, MO

Shingle, John Henry

Army

Philadelphia, PA

St. Louis, MO

Smith, Charles E.

Army

Auburn, NY

St. Louis, MO

Steiner, Christian

Army

Wurttemberg, Germany

St. Louis, MO

Taylor, Charles

Army

Baltimore, MD

St. Louis, MO

Vokes, Leroy H.

Army

Lake County, IL

St. Louis, MO

Weiss, Enoch R.

Army

Kosciusko, IN

St. Louis, MO

Wills, Henry

Army

Gracon, VA

St. Louis, MO

Philippine Insurrection

Miller, Archie

Army

Fort Sheridan, IL

St. Louis, MO

Ray, Charles W.

Army

Pensacola, NC

St. Louis, MO

White, Edward

Army

Seneca, KS

Kansas City, MO

China (Boxer Rebellion)

Gaiennie, Louis Rene

USMC

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

Philippines (1911)

McGuire, Fred Henry

Navy

Gordonville, MO

Gordonville, MO

Mexican Campaign

Townsend, Julius Curtis

Navy

Athens, MO

Athens, MO

World War I

Balch, John Henry

Navy

Edgerton, KS

Kansas City, MO

Barger, Charles Denver

Army

Mount Vernon, MO

Stotts City, MO

Barkley, John Lewis

Army

Blairstown, MO

Blairstown, MO

Forrest, Arthur J.

Army

St. Louis, MO

Hannibal, MO

Hatler, M. Waldo

Army

Bolivar, MO

Neosho, MO

**Skinker, Alexander Rives

Army

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

Haiti (1919-1920)

Button, William Robert

USMC

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

Hanneken, Herman Henry

USMC

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

World War II

Burr, Herbert Hoover

Army

St. Joseph, MO

Kansas City, MO

**Cole, Darrell Samuel

USMC

Flat River, MO

Esther, MO

**David, Albert Leroy

Navy

Maryville, MO

Missouri

Fuqua, Samuel Glenn

Navy

Laddonia, MO

Laddonia, MO

Howard, James Howell

Army AC

Canton, China

St. Louis, MO

**Kelley, Ova Art

Army

Norwood, MO

Norwood, MO

O'Hare, Edward Henry "Butch"

Navy

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

**Phillips, George

USMC

Rich Hill, MO

Labadie, MO

**Riordan, Paul F.

Army

Charles City, IA

Kansas City, MO

**Specker, Joe C.

Army

Odessa, MO

Odessa, MO

Korean War

**Kanell, Billie Gene

Army

Poplar Bluff, MO

Poplar Bluff, MO

**Long, Charles Richard

Army

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO

**Weinstein, Jack

Army

Lamar, MO

Lamar, MO

**Wilson, Richard G.

Army

Marion, IL

Cape Girardeau, MO

Vietnam

**Adams, William Edward

Army

Casper, WY

Kansas City, MO

L

Ballard, Donald Everett

Navy

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO

**Petersen, Danny John

Army

Horton, KS

Kansas City, MO

**Sisler, George Kenton

Army

Dexter, MO

Dexter, MO

Peace Time Awards

Holtz, August

Navy

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

Cary, Robert Webster

Navy

Kansas City, MO

Bunceton, MO

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

Black, John Charles

Army

Lexington, MO

Danville, IL

Pentzer, Patrick Henry

Army

Marion County, MO

Gillespie, IL

Cable, Joseph A.

Army

Cape Girardeau, MO

Madison, WI

Elwood, Edwin L.

Army

St. Louis, MO

San Jose, CA

*Taylor, Bernard

Army

St. Louis, MO

Washington, DC

Epps, Joseph L.

Army

Jamestown, MO

Oklahoma Ind Ter, OK

Ellis, Michael B.

Army

St. Louis, MO

East St. Louis, IL

Funk, Jesse N.

Army

New Hampton, MO

Calhan, CO

Turner, Harold Leo

Army

Aurora, MO

Seminole, OK

**Cannon, George Hamm

USMC

Webster Groves, MO

Michigan

Johnson, Leon William

Army AC

Columbia, MO

Moline, KS

**Peden, Forrest E.

Army

St. Joseph, MO

Wathena, KS

**Davenport, Jack Arden

USMC

Kansas City, MO

Mission, KS

**Hammond, Jr., Lester

Army

Wayland, MO

Quincy, IL

Lee, Hubert Louis

Army

Arburg, MO

Leland, MS

**Creek, Thomas Elbert

USMC

Joplin, MO

Amarillo, TX

Sitter, Carl Leonard

USMC

Syracuse, MO

Pueblo, CO

Crandall, Orson Leon

Navy

St. Joseph, MO

Connecticut

L

Fleming, James Phillip

USAF

Sedalia, MO

Pullman, WA

 

 

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