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Native American Recipients of the Medal of Honor
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Name
Date/Place of Birth
Date Of Action
Military Unit
Presentation
Date of Death
Entered Service At:
Place of Action
Place of Burial

Sergeant
Co-Rux-Te-Chod-Ish
AKA: Mad Bear
U.S. Army

Nebraska

Jul 08, 1869 
Republican River, KS

US Army

Presented on Aug 24, 1869

Unknown

Columbus, NE
Scout
Nantaje
AKA: Nantahe
US Army
Arizona Territory 1872 - 1873 
Arizona Territory
Indian Scouts Presented on Apr 12, 1875 Unknown
Arizona Territory
Scout
Nannasaddie
US Army
Arizona Territory 1872 - 1873 
Arizona Territory
Indian Scouts Presented on Apr 12, 1875 Unknown
Arizona Territory
Private
Machol
US Army
Arizona Territory 1872 - 1873 
Arizona Territory
Indian Scouts Presented on Apr 12, 1875 Unknown
Arizona Territory
Sergeant
Jim
US Army
1850 
Arizona Territory
1872 - 1873 
Arizona Territory
Indian Scouts Presented on Apr 12, 1875 Unknown
Camp Verde, AZ Territory
Sergeant
William Alchesay
US Army
May 17, 1853 
Arizona Territory
Winter 1872 - 1873 
Arizona Territory
Indian Scouts Presented At Fort Apache, AZ By General Crook on Apr 12, 1875 Aug 06, 1928
Fort Apache Indian Reservation Private Family Cemetery - White River, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ Territory
Scout
Kelsay
US Army
Arizona Territory Winter 1872 - 1873 
Arizona Territory
Indian Scouts Presented on Apr 23, 1875 Unknown
Arizona Territory
Scout
Kosoha
US Army
Arizona Territory Winter 1872 - 1873 
Arizona Territory
Indian Scouts Presented on Apr 12, 1875 Unknown
Arizona Territory
Corporal
Elsatsoosh
US Army
Arizona Territory Winter 1872 - 1873 
Arizona Territory
Indian Scouts Presented on Apr 12, 1875 Unknown
Arizona Territory
Indian Scout
Chiquito
US Army
Arizona Territory Winter 1872 - 1873 
Arizona Territory
Indian Scouts Presented on Apr 12, 1875 Unknown
San Carlos, Arizona Territory
Private
Adam Paine
AKA: Adan Payne
US Army
1843 
Florida
Sep 26 & 27, 1874
Red River (Canyon Blanco), TX
Indian Scouts Presented on Oct 13, 1875 Jan 01, 1877
Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery - Brackettville, TX
Fort Duncan, TX
Sergeant
John Ward
AKA: John Warrior
US Army
1847 
Arkansas
Apr 25, 1875 
Pecos River, TX
Indian Scouts, 24th Infantry Presented on May 28, 1875 May 24, 1911
Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery - Brackettville, TX
Fort Duncan, TX
Private
Pompey Factor
US Army
1849 
Arkansas
Apr 25, 1875 
Pecos River, TX
Indian Scouts Presented on May 28, 1875 Mar 29, 1928
Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery - Brackettville, TX
Fort Duncan, TX
Trumpeteer
Isaac Payne
US Army
1854 
Mexico
Apr 25, 1875 
Pecos River, TX
Indian Scouts Presented on May 28, 1875 Jan 12, 1904
Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery - Brackettville, TX
Fort Duncan, TX
Sergeant
Rowdy
US Army
Arizona Territory Mar 07, 1890 
Arizona Territory
Company A, Indian Scouts Presented on May 15, 1890 Mar 29, 1893
Santa Fe National Cemetery - Santa Fe, NM
San Carlos, AZ
World War II
Second Lieutenant
Ernest Chief Childers
US Army
Feb 01, 1918 
Broken Arrow, OK
Sep 22, 1943
Oliveto, Italy
Company C, 180th Infantry, 45th Infantry Division Presented On the Battlefield at Naples, Italy By Lieutenant General Jacob L. Devers on Apr 22, 1944 Still Living
Tulsa, OK
First Lieutenant
Jack C. Montgomery
US Army
Jul 23, 1917 
Long, OK
Feb 22, 1944 Padiglione, Italy Company I, 3d Bn, 180th Infantry, 45th Infantry Division Presented At the White House By President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Jan 10, 1945 Jun 11, 2002
Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, OK
Sallisaw, OK
Technical Sergeant
Van Thomas Barfoot
US Army
Jun 15, 1919 
Edinburg, MS
May 23, 1944 
Carano, Italy
Company C, 362nd Infantry, 91st Infantry Division Presented At Epinal, France By Lieutenant General Alexander M. Patch, III on Sep 28, 1944 Still Living
Carthage, MS
Sergeant
Roy W. Harmon
US Army
1915 
Talala, OK
July 12, 1944 
Casaglia, Italy
Company L, 157th Infantry, 3d Bn, 45th Infantry Division Presented on Oct. 2, 1945 July 12, 1944 (Killed In Action)
A.B.M.C. Florence
Pixley, CA
Commander
Ernest Edwin Evans
US Navy
Aug 13, 1908 
Pawnee, OK
Oct 25, 1944 
Samar, Philippine Islands
U.S.S. Johnson Presented on Sep 28, 1945 Oct 25, 1944 (Killed In Action)
A.B.M.C. Manila - Manila, Philippine Islands
Oklahoma
Private First Class
John N. Reese, Jr.
US Army
Jun 13, 1923 
Muskogee, OK
Feb 09, 1945 
Paco Railroad Station, Manila, Philippine Islands
Company B, 148th Infantry, 37th Infantry Division Presented on Oct 19, 1945 - G.O. 89 Feb 09, 1945
(Killed In Action)
Ft. Gibson National
Fort Gibson, OK
Pryor, OK
Korea   
Corporal
Mitchell Red Cloud
US Army
Jul 02, 1924 
Hatfield, WI
Nov 05, 1950 
Chonghyon, Korea
Company E, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division Presented To His Mother At The Pentagon By General Omar N. Bradley on Apr 03, 1951 Nov 05, 1950
 (Killed In Action)
Decorah Cemetery - Komensky, WI
Merrillan, WI
Captain
Raymond Harvey
US Army
Mar 01, 1920 
Ford City, PA
Mar 09, 1951 
Taemi-Dong, Korea
Company C, 1st Bn, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Presented At the White House By President Harry S Truman on Jul 05, 1951 Nov 18, 1996
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, VA
Pasadena, CA
Private First Class
Charles George
US Army
Aug 23, 1932 
Cherokee, NC
Nov 30, 1952 
Songnae-dong, Korea
Company C, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division Presented on Mar 18, 1954 - G.O. 19 Nov 30, 1952
(Killed In Action)
Yellow Hill Cemetery - Cherokee, NC
Whittier, NC

 

 

 

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