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Montana

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8 Medals of Honor are Accredited to Montana

  • During the Indian Campaigns, 89 Medals of Honor were awarded for heroic actions "on the ground" in Montana.

  • One of the classic quotes in Military History occured when, upon presenting the Medal of Honor to Alder Gulche's Leo Powers, President Roosevelt asked the hero WHY he had performed such an incredible feat.  The small, mild-mannered cowboy replied, "I was just mad, I guess".

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

 

RECIPIENT'S NAME

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PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Indian Campaigns

McLennon, John

Army

Fort Belknap, TX

Fort Ellis, MT

Smith, Cornelius Cole

Army

Tucson, AZ

Helena, MT

Philippine Insurrection

Moran, John E.

Army

Vernon, VT

Cascade County, MT

World War II

**Galt, William Wylie

Army

Geyser, MT

Stanford, MT

**Parrish, Laverne

Army

Knox City, MT

Ronan, MT

Powers, Leo J.

Army

Anselmo, NE

Alder Gulch, MT

**Ruhl, Donald Jack

USMC

Columbus, MT

Montana

Schauer, Henry

Army

Clinton, OK

Scobey, MT

 

 

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