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Stories of American Heroes - Brought to you from the "Home of Heroes" - Pueblo, Colorado

"What is it, something in the water out there in Pueblo? All you guys turn out to be heroes!"

President Dwight D. Eisenhower while presenting the Medal of Honor to Raymond G. Murphy

Pueblo, Colorado....

...."Home Of Heroes"

 

Pueblo, Colorado is the only city in America with FOUR living recipients of our Nation's highest award for heroism in combat, the Medal of Honor. The four: William J. Crawford (WWII), Carl L. Sitter and Raymond G. Murphy (Korea) and Drew D. Dix (Vietnam) are a source of both pride and inspiration to the men, women and children of our city.

 

In 1993 the 103rd United States Congress, in recognition of this unique fact, proclaimed Pueblo to be America's "Home of Heroes". Since that time more than a third of our Nation's living Medal of Honor recipients have visited Pueblo to participate in school assemblies and other patriotic programs of inspiration and education. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society has further selected Pueblo as the site for their reunion and convention in the fall of the year 2,000. At that time a local memorial will be unveiled featuring statues of our four hometown heroes. The project is being lead by Mr. Robert Rawlings, editor of our local newpaper, and Mr. William K. Coors; and is further funded by numerous state and local businesses and involved citizens.

This Hall of Heroes site is currently under construction, with an expected opening date of January 30th, 1999. The finished project in the Hall of Heroes will include displays to each of Pueblo's four Medal of Honor heroes in three phases:

Along the way you will meet some of our other heroes. You will learn about Pueblo's unique award for recognizing distinctive Americans, the "JIMMIE E. HOWARD MEMORIAL AWARD. This prestigious award has been presented to such great Americans as the rescue workers from the Oklahoma City bombing tragedy and entertainer to the troops Mr. Wayne Newton.

You will also learn how local students have become involved in patriotic activities not only here, but around the Nation. You will see how two middle schools successfully sponsored legislation honoring our heroes in two different states, and much more.

Please check back with us when we open this site. We know you will not be disappointed. In the meantime you can either:

 

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FEATURE STORIES
  Profiles In Courage | Wings of ValorThe Brotherhood of Soldiers At War | Go For Broke
 Pearl Harbor  | A Splendid Little War | Shinmiyangyo-Korea 1871 | Quick Links to MOH Stories

RECIPIENT WEB SITES
Barney Barnum  |  Jack Lucas  |  Mitch Paige  |  Wesley Fox  |  Sammy Davis
Roger Donlon
Peter Lemon  |  Drew Dix  |  Mike Novosel

Medal Of Honor Calendar  |  Books By MOH RecipientsSteve Ryan MOH Posters

What Does 
A Hero Look Like?

Click on Superman To Find out


FOOTNOTES
In
HISTORY

NEW
Looking for a Hero or trying to verify awards? We have posted the names of more than 120,000 recipients of the highest awards in a BRAND NEW FREE SECTION
DECORATIONS 1862 - Present
.

Military Medals & Awards 

Information and Images of ALL Military Medals
The Purple Heart 
How to Request Records/Medals Earned
  How to Obtain Military Records of a Family Member 

Honor Roll of America's Military Heroes


Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine



Silver Star

U.S. History and Information
The History Room | U.S. Flag HistoryHistory of the Flag |
How to Display the Flag
| The National Anthem | The Pledge of Allegiance The American Creed | The Seal of our Nation | Our National Symbol
Arthur MacArthur's Flag | William Carney's Flag | FDR's Flag of Liberation]

FLAG DAY           STATE FLAGS
American Presidents
U.S. Presidents | Inaugural Addresses

God & Country
ROOM

MY HERO Web Page Creator 
(Create a Tribute to the Hero in Your Own Life)

SEARCH
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OUR SITE

EDUCATIONAL

GAME ARCADE

OR
Quick Quiz

***
Electronic Post Cards
Talking Points 

Remembering 911
The Binch
Citizens Speak Out

BEYOND THE MEDAL

This 5 Disc DVD Education Program has been distributed to over 17,500 Public & Private High Schools and is now available to the public!


 

HomeOfHeroes.com now has more than 25,000 pages of US History for you to view.

 

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Home Page

Hall Of Heroes

MOH Community 

NEWS

Kidz Page

FEATURE STORIES
  Profiles In Courage | Wings of ValorThe Brotherhood of Soldiers At War | Go For Broke
 Pearl Harbor  | A Splendid Little War | Shinmiyangyo-Korea 1871 | Quick Links to MOH Stories

RECIPIENT WEB SITES
Barney Barnum  |  Jack Lucas  |  Mitch Paige  |  Wesley Fox  |  Sammy Davis
Roger Donlon
Peter Lemon  |  Drew Dix  |  Mike Novosel

Medal Of Honor Calendar  |  Books By MOH RecipientsSteve Ryan MOH Posters

What Does 
A Hero Look Like?

Click on Superman To Find out


FOOTNOTES
In
HISTORY

NEW
Looking for a Hero or trying to verify awards? We have posted the names of more than 120,000 recipients of the highest awards in a BRAND NEW FREE SECTION
DECORATIONS 1862 - Present
.

Military Medals & Awards 

Information and Images of ALL Military Medals
The Purple Heart 
How to Request Records/Medals Earned
  How to Obtain Military Records of a Family Member 

Honor Roll of America's Military Heroes


Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine



Silver Star

U.S. History and Information
The History Room | U.S. Flag HistoryHistory of the Flag |
How to Display the Flag
| The National Anthem | The Pledge of Allegiance The American Creed | The Seal of our Nation | Our National Symbol
Arthur MacArthur's Flag | William Carney's Flag | FDR's Flag of Liberation]

FLAG DAY           STATE FLAGS
American Presidents
U.S. Presidents | Inaugural Addresses

God & Country
ROOM

MY HERO Web Page Creator 
(Create a Tribute to the Hero in Your Own Life)

SEARCH
bn_search.jpg (3967 bytes)
OUR SITE

EDUCATIONAL

GAME ARCADE

OR
Quick Quiz

***
Electronic Post Cards
Talking Points 

Remembering 911
The Binch
Citizens Speak Out

BEYOND THE MEDAL

This 5 Disc DVD Education Program has been distributed to over 17,500 Public & Private High Schools and is now available to the public!


 

HomeOfHeroes.com now has more than 25,000 pages of US History for you to view.