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Hometown Heroes of the

LONE STAR STATE

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Texas

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76   Medals of Honor are Accredited to Texas

  • During the Civil War 2 Medals of Honor were awarded for action in Texas.  During the Indian Campaigns 64 more Medals of Honor were awarded for heroism "on the ground" in Texas.

  • WHAT DOES A HERO LOOK LIKE?  5'5", 110 pound Audie Murphy attempted to enlist in the Marines at the age of 17 and was told he didn't measure up.  He "settled" for an enlistment in the Army and went on to become the most decorated hero of World War II.

  • During World War II 14 soldiers of the 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard) received Medals of Honor including "native sons" JIM LOGAN and SYLVESTRE HERRERA.

  • Ambrosio Guillen was the last American to earn the Medal of Honor in Korea.  He died in his moment of valor.

"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:

Indian Campaigns

Connor, John

Army

Galway, Ireland

Jefferson, TX

Dozier, James B.

Army

Warren County, TN

Fort Richardson, TX

Factor, Pompey

Army

Arkansas

Fort Duncan, TX

Howze, Robert Lee

Army

Overton, TX

Overton, TX

Lloyd (Loyd), George

Army

County Tyrone, Ireland

Canton, TX

McCabe, William

Army

Belfast, Ireland

Fort Duncan, TX

McDonald, Franklin M.

Army

Bowling Green, KY

Fort Griffin, TX

Paine, Adam
  aka:  Adan Payne

Army

Florida

Fort Duncan, TX

Payne, Isaac

Army

Mexico

Fort Duncan, TX

Ward (Warrior), John

Army

Arkansas

Fort Duncan, TX

Spanish-American War

Phillips, George Frederick

Navy

St. John, NB, Canada

Galveston, TX

Philippine Insurrection

Shelton, George Mathews

Army

Brownwood, TX

Bellington, TX

Mexican Campaign

Harrison, William Kelly

Navy

Waco, TX

Texas

World War I

**Barkeley, David B.
  aka:  David Bennes Barkley

Army

Laredo, TX

San Antonio, TX

Edwards, Daniel Richmond

Army

Mooreville, TX

Bruceville, TX

Hayden, David Ephraim

Navy

Florence, TX

Texas

World War II

 

Adams, Lucian

Army

Port Arthur, TX

Port Arthur, TX

**Bordelon, William James

USMC

San Antonio, TX

Texas

Bulkeley, John Duncan

Navy

San Antonio, TX

Texas

Cano, Pedro

Army

La Morita, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Edinburg, TX

**Carswell, Jr., Horace Seaver

USMC

Fort Worth, TX

San Angelo, TX

**Cole, Robert George

Army

Fort Sam Houston, TX

San Antonio, TX

**Dealey, Samuel David

Navy

Dallas, TX

Texas

Everhart, Sr., Forrest Eugene

Army

Bainbridge, OH

Texas City, TX

Fields, James H.

Army

Caddo, TX

Houston, TX

**Fowler, Thomas Weldon

Army

Wichita Falls, TX

Wichita Falls, TX

Garcia, Macario

Army

Villa De Castano, Mexico

Sugar Land, TX

Harrell, William George

USMC

Rio Grande City, TX

Mercedes, TX

**Harris, James Lindell

Army

Hillsboro, TX

Hillsboro, TX

**Hawkins, William Deane

USMC

Fort Scott, KS

El Paso, TX

**Hughes, Lloyd Herbert

Army AC

Alexandria, LA

San Antonio, TX

**Hutchins, Johnnie David

Navy

Weimer, TX

Texas

Kearby, Neel Ernest

Army AC

Wichita Falls, TX

Dallas, TX

**Keathley, George D.

Army

Olney, TX

Lamesa, TX

**Kimbro, Truman

Army

Madisonville, TX

Houston, TX

**Knight, Jack Llewellyn

Army

Garner, TX

Weatherford, TX

**Knight, Raymond Larry

Army AC

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

**Leonard, Turney White

Army

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

Logan, James Marion

Army

NcNeil, TX

Luling, TX

 

Lopez, Jose Mendoza

Army

Mission, TX

Brownsville, TX

**Lummus, Jack

USMC

Ennis, TX

Texas

**Mathis, Jack Warren

Army AC

San Angelo, TX

San Angelo, TX

Murphy, Audie Leon

Army

Kingston, TX

Dallas, TX

**Roan, Charles Howard

USMC

Claude, TX

Texas

**Robinson, Jr., James E.

Army

Toledo, OH

Waco, TX

Rodriguez, Cleto L.

Army

San Marcos, TX

San Antonio, TX

**Wallace, Herman C.

Army

Marlow, OK

Lubbock, TX

Whiteley, Eli Lamar

Army

Florence, TX

Georgetown, TX

Korean War

**Davis, Jr., George Andrew

USAF

Dublin, TX

Lubbock, TX

**Espinoza, Victor H.

Army

El Paso, TX

El Paso, TX

**Guillen, Ambrosio

USMC

La Junta, CO

El Paso, TX

**Hanson, Jack G.

Army

Escatawpa, MS

Galveston, TX

**Kilmer, John Edward

Navy

Highland Park, IL

Houston, TX

**Martinez, Benito

Army

Fort Hancock, TX

Fort Hancock, TX

**Mitchell, Frank Nicias

USMC

Indian Gap, TX

Roaring Springs, TX

**Moreland, Whitt Lloyd

USMC

Waco, TX

Austin, TX

 

O'Brien, Jr., George Herman

USMC

Fort Worth, TX

Big Spring, TX

**Pena, Mike Castaneda

Army

Newgulf, TX

El Paso, TX

**Pendleton, Charles F.

Army

Camden, TN

Fort Worth, TX

 

Stone, James Lamar

Army

Pine Bluff, AR

Houston, TX

**Watkins, Travis E.

Army

Waldo, AR

Texas

Vietnam

**Anderson , Richard Allen

USMC

Washington, DC

Houston, TX

Benavidez, Roy Perez

Army

Cuero, TX

Houston, TX

**Creek, Thomas Elbert

USMC

Joplin, MO

Amarillo, TX

L

Erevia, Santiago Jesus

Army

Nordheim, TX

San Antonio, TX

**Garcia, Candelario

Army

Corsicana, TX

Corsicana, TX

**Gonzalez, Alfredo "Freddy"

USMC

Edinburg, TX

San Antonio, TX

**Law, Robert David

Army

Fort Worth, TX

Dallas, TX

**Lee, Milton Arthur

Army

Shreveport, LA

San Antonio, TX

 

McCleery, Finnis Dawson

Army

Stephenville, TX

San Angelo, TX

 

McNerney, David Herbert

Army

Lowell, MA

Fort Bliss, TX

L

Rodela, Jose

Army

Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX

L

Sasser, Clarence Eugene

Army

Chenango, TX

Houston, TX

**Steindam, Russell Albert

Army

Austin, TX

Austin, TX

**Wilson, Alfred Mac

USMC

Olney, IL

Abilene, TX

**Young, Marvin Rex

Army

Alpine, TX

Odessa, TX

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

Holland, Milton Murray

Army

Austin, TX

Albany, OH

Austin, William Grafton

Army

Galveston, TX

New York, NY

McLennon, John

Army

Fort Belknap, TX

Fort Ellis, MT

Sampler, Samuel M.

Army

Decatur, TX

Altus, OK

L

Herrera, Silvestre Santana

Army

El Paso, TX

Phoenix, AZ

Kane, John Riley

Army AC

McGregor, TX

Shreveport, LA

Morgan, John Cary "Red"

Army AC

Vernon, TX

London, *England

Turner, George Benton

Army

Longview, TX

Los Angeles, CA

**Austin, Oscar Palmer

USMC

Nacogdoches, TX

Phoenix, AZ

**Bennett, Steven Logan

USAF

Palestine, TX

Lafayette, LA

L

Ferguson, Frederick Edgar

Army

Pilot Point, TX

Phoenix, AZ

**Graves, Terrence Collinson

USMC

Corpus Christi, TX

New York, NY

**Keith, Miguel

USMC

San Antonio, TX

Omaha, NE

 

**Smith, Paul Ray

Army El Paso, TX Tampa, FL

 

 

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