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Recipients of the Medal of Honor, Marine Corps Brevet Medal, 
Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, and Air Force Cross

Revised and Updated: August 11, 2006

Columbus

Recipient Name and Award Details

Avery, Walter L. - DSC (WWI)
Bair, Howard A. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Banks, Harley E. - 2 DSCs (WWI)
Bowles, Elver J. - DSC (WWI)
Byers, Clovis Ethelbert - DSC (WWII)
Chadwick, Fred David (KIA) - NC (Korea)
Cockley, David L. - MOH (Civil War)
Colwell, Oliver - MOH (Civil War)
Davis, Harry Clay - MOH (Civil War)
Evans, John Stanley, Jr. - NC (WWII)
Grave, Henry. H. - DSC (WWI)
Green, George - MOH (Civil War)
Green, John - MOH (Indian Campaigns)
Gregg, Joseph Olds - MOH (Civil War)
Grumley, Fred - DSC (WWI)
Hall, Lewis R. (KIA) - MOH (WWII)
Haubrich, Robert - DSC (WWI)
Hill, William H. - DSC (WWI)
Hoover, Charles S. - DSC (WWI)
Larimer, Smith - MOH (Civil War)
LeMay, Curtis E. - DSC (WWII)
Longshore, William Henry - MOH (Civil War)
Miles, Perry Lester - DSC (Philippines)
Miller, Daniel H. - MOH (Indian Campaigns)
Mooty, Alfred Fraiser - NC (WWII)
Niehaus, Ralph H. - NC (WWII)
Norton, Fred W. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Orbansky, David - MOH (Civil War)
Ostermann, Edward Albert - MOH (Haitian Campaign 1915)
Peyton, Byron W. - DSC (WWI)
Richards, Alfred Humphreys - NC (WWII)
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon - MOH (WWI), 7 DSCs (WWI)
Ricket, Harry C. - DSC (WWI)
Sawyer, Eugene B. - NC (WWII)
Schwarzwalder, Alan E. - NC (WWII)
Sharpless, Edward Clay - MOH (Indian Campaigns)
Simon, Louis C., Jr. - 2 DSCs (WWI)
Stover, Wilmer Wallace - DSC (WWII)
Swayne, Wager - MOH (Civil War)
Sweeney, John B. - NC (WWII)
Taft, David Allan - NC (Vietnam)
Thomas, James Alfred - NC (WWII)
Thompson, Jerrald Rich (KIA) - NC (Vietnam)
Turkopp, Carl F. - DSC (WWI)
Weinman, Glen G. - DSC (WWI)
Winder, David Francis (KIA) - MOH (Vietnam War)
Wrobbel, John - DSC (WWI)
Zinner, Fred Joseph - DSC (WWI), NC (WWI)

The Following Recipients were Born in Columbus
But their Awards are Credited to Other Cities

Barnett, Leland M. (KIA)  - DSC (WWI)
Bear, Robert Judy - NC (WWII)
Brenstuhl, George - DSC (WWI)
Bucklew, Phil Hinkle - 2 NCs (WWII)
Carr, John - MOH (Indian Campaigns)
Dickson, Harlan Rockey (KIA)  - 2 NCs (WWII)
Eusey, Charles J. (KIA)  - NC (WWII)
Hoover, Gilbert Corwin - 3 NCs (WWII)
Karch, Lloyd Elwood - NC (WWII)
Orleck, Joseph (KIA)  - NC (WWII)
Poling, Clark V. (KIA)  - DSC (WWII)
Rosser, Ronald Eugene - MOH (Korean War)
Snyder, Clayton Evans - DSC (WWI)
Thacker, Brian Miles - MOH (Vietnam War)
Thomas, Herbert Joseph (KIA)  - MOH (WWII)
Wilson, John Alfred - MOH (Civil War)

 

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