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Hometown Heroes of the

CORNHUSKER STATE

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Nebraska

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21 Medals of Honor are Accredited to Nebraska

  • During the Indian Wars 14 Medals of Honor were awarded for action "on the ground" in Nebraska.

  • The Last Medal of Honor actions in our Nation's History occurred on October 3, 1993 in Somalia.  Two Army rangers received the award for heroism that day including Nebraska-born RANDALL SHUGHART.  Both heroes died in their moment of valor.

"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:

Civil War

Vifquain, Victor

Army

Brussels, Belgium

Salene, NE

Indian Campaigns

Cody, William Frederick
    "Buffalo Bill"

Army

Scott County, IA

Fort McPherson, NE

Co-Rux-Te-Chod-Ish   (Mad Bear)

Army

Nebraska

Columbus, NE

Kirkwood, John A.

Army

Allegheny City, PA

North Platte Barracks, NE

Lohnes (Lohnas), Frank W.

Army

Oneida County, NY

Omaha, NE

Spanish-American War

Berg, George Francis

Army

Mount Erie, IL

Fort Omaha, NE

Ehle, John Walter

Navy

Kearney, NE

Nebraska

Philippines (1911)

Volz, Jacob

Navy

Sutton, NE

Nebraska

World War I

Graves, Ora

Navy

Las Animas, CO

Nebraska

World War II

**Bauer, Harold William
     "Indian Joe"

USMC

Woodruff, KS

Nebraska

**Booker, Robert D.

Army

Callaway, NE

Callaway, NE

**Hansen, Dale Merlin

USMC

Wisner, NE

Nebraska

**Parle, John Joseph

Navy

Omaha, NE

Nebraska

**Schwab, Donald K.

Army

Hooper, NE

Hooper, NE

Korean War

**Gomez, Edward

USMC

Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE

Kouma, Ernest Richard

Army

Dwight, NE

Dwight, NE

Vietnam

**Fous, James William

Army

Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE

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Hagemeister, Charles Cris

Army

Lincoln, NE

Lincoln, NE

**Keith, Miguel

USMC

San Antonio, TX

Omaha, NE

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Kerrey, Joseph Robert

Navy

Lincoln, NE

Omaha, NE

Peace Time Awards

Schmidt, Otto Diller

Navy

Blair, NE

Nebraska

The following Medal of Honor Recipients were BORN in the State of Nebraska 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".

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RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Holderman, Nelson Miles

Army

Trumbull, NE

Santa Ana, CA

**Lindstron, Floyd K.

Army

Holdrege, NE

Colorado Springs, CO

**Coker, Ronald Leroy

USMC

Alliance, NE

Denver, CO

**Hibbs, Robert John

Army

Omaha, NE

Des Moines, IA

**Cowan, Richard Eller

Army

Lincoln, NE

Wichita, KS

Meredith, James
  aka: Patrick F. Ford, Jr.

USMC

Omaha, NE

Boston, MA

Powers, Leo J.

Army

Anselmo, NE

Alder Gulch, MT

**Shughart, Randall David

Army

Lincoln, NE

Newville, PA

 

 

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