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Medal of Honor Recipients

Name
Date/Place of Birth
Date Of Action
Military Unit
Presentation
Date of Death
Entered Service At: Place of Action Place of Burial

Private
Benjamin Bennett Levy
U.S. Army

Feb 22, 1845
New York, NY

Jun 30, 1862
Glendale, VA

Co G, 1st New York Infantry

Mar 1, 1865

Jul 20, 1921
Cypress Hills Cemetery -
Brooklyn, NY

Newport, VA

Private
David Orbansky
U.S. Army

1843
Lautenburg, Prussia

1862 & 1863
Shiloh, TN and Vicksburg, MS

Co B, 58th Ohio Infantry

Aug 2, 1879 Jan 22, 1897
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Piqua, OH
Columbus, OH

Sergeant
Henry Heller
U.S. Army

1841
Place of Birth Unknown

May 2, 1863
Chancellorsville, VA

Co A, 66th Ohio Infantry

Jul 29, 1892 Dec 14, 1895
Kings Creek Baptist Church Cemetery -
Kings Creek, OH
Urbana, OH

Sergeant Major
Abraham Cohn
U.S. Army

1832
Guttentag, Silesia, Prussia

May 6 & Jul 30, 1864
Wilderness Campaign and Petersburg, VA

6th New Hampshire Infantry

Aug 24, 1865

Jun 2, 1897
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Brooklyn, NY

Campton, NH

Sergeant
Leopold Karpeles
U.S. Army

Sep 9, 1838
Prague, Austria-Hungary

May 6, 1864
Wilderness Campaign, VA

Co E, 57th Massachusetts Infantry

Apr 30, 1870

Feb 2, 1909
Hebrew Congregation Cemetery
Washington, DC

Springfield, MA

Corporal
Isaac Gause
U.S. Army

Dec 9, 1843
Trumbull County, OH

Sep 13, 1864
Berryville, VA

Co E, 2d Ohio Cavalry

Sep 19, 1864

Apr 23, 1920
Arlington National Cemetery - Washington, DC

Canfield, OH

Private
Simon Suhler
     aka:  Charles Gardner
U.S. Army

1844
Bavaria, Germany

August - October, 1868
Arizona

Co B, 8th U.S. Cavalry

Jul 24, 1869

May 16, 1895
San Antonio National Cemetery
Dayton, OH

San Francisco, CA
Sergeant
George Geiger
U.S. Army
1843
Cincinatti, OH
Jun 25, 1876
Little Big Horn River, MT
Co H, 7th U.S. Cavalry October 5, 1878 Jan 23, 1904
Dayton National Cemetery
Dayton, OH
St. Louis, MO

Private
Samuel Gross
     aka: Samuel Marguilies
U.S. Marine Corps

May 9, 1891
Philadelphia, PA

Nov 17, 19115
Fort Rivieere, Haiti

23d Company

Presented by MGen. George Barnette, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

Sep 13, 1934
Har-Nebo Jewish Cemetery
Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

First Sergeant
Sydney G. Gumpertz
U.S. Army

Oct 24, 1879
San Raphael, CA

Sep 29, 1918
Bois-de-Forges, France

Co E, 132d Infantry, 33d Division

Jan 22, 1919 Feb 16, 1971
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale, NY
Chicago, IL

First Sergeant
Benjamin Kaufman
U.S. Army

Mar 10, 1894
Buffalo, NY

Oct 4, 1918
Argonne Forrest, France

Co K, 308th Infantry, 77th Division

Apr 12, 1919

Feb 5, 1981
Fountain Lawn Memorial Park
Trenton, NJ

Brooklyn, NY

Sergeant
William Sawelson
U.S. Army

Aug 5, 1895
Newark, NJ

Oct 26, 1918
Grand-Pre, France

Co M, 312th Infantry, 78th Division

Jan 22, 1918

Oct 26, 1918
Meuse-Argonne Cemetery
Romagne Meuse, France

Harrison, NJ
Captain
Ben Salomon
U.S. Army
Milwaukee, WI Jul 7, 1944
Saipan, Marianas Islands
2nd Bn, 105th Inf. Reg., 27th Infantry Division May 1, 2002 Jul 7, 1944
(Killed in Action)
Milwaukee, WI

Second Lieutenant
Raymond Zussman
U.S. Army

Jul 23, 1917
Hamtramck, MI

Sep 12, 1944
Noroy le Bourg, France

Co A, 756th Tank Battalion, 3d Infantry Division

May 24, 1945

Sep 21, 1944
The Machpelah Cemetery
Ferndale, MI

Detroit, MI

Staff Sergeant
Isadore Seigfreid Jachman
U.S. Army

Dec 14, 1922
Berlin, Germany

Jan 4, 1945
Flamierge, Belgium

Co B, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Divison

Presented to his parents at Fort Meade, MD by LtGen Leonard Derow

Jan 4, 1945
Adath Israel Anshe Sfard Cemetery
Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Captain
Jack Howard Jacobs
U.S. Army

Aug 2, 1945
Brooklyn, NY

Mar 9, 1968
Kien Phong Province, Vietnam

U.S. Military Assistance Command, Army Element

Oct 9, 1969
Presented at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon

Still Living

Trenton, NJ

Sergeant
John Lee Levitow
U.S. Air Force

Nov 1, 1945
Hartford, CT

Feb 24, 1969
In the air over Long Binh Army Post, Vietnam

3d Special Operations Squadron

May 14, 1970
Presented at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon

Nov 8, 2000
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA

New Haven, CT

 

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