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54 Medals of Honor are Accredited to Iowa

  • bn_green.gif (852 bytes)Burlington's Jimmie E. Howard's heroic Vietnam War stand where his 16 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman were reduced to throwing ROCKS at the enemy, resulted in what may be the MOST DECORATED unit in military history...1 Medal of Honor, 2 Navy Crosses, 15 Silver Stars, 18 Purple Hearts.  You can click on the green button to read his story.

  • bn_green.gif (852 bytes)World War II and Korean War veteran George "Bud" Day is one of 3 men to receive Medals of Honor for heroism as a POW in North Vietnam.  The story of his aborted escape is one of the most amazing and inspirational true tales of courage one can ever hear.  Click on the green button below to read this story at our "Wings of Valor" site.

 

"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:

Civil War

Bates, Norman Francis

Army

Derry, VT

Grinnell, IA

Bebb, Edward James

Army

Butler Co, OH

Mount Pleasant, IA

Bennett, Orson W.

Army

Union City, MI

Dubuque, IA

Birdsall, Horatio L.

Army

Monroe Co, NY

Keokuk, IA

Bouquet, Nicholas S.

Army

Landau, Bavaria, Germany

Burlington, IA

Bras, Edgar A.

Army

Jefferson Co, IA

Wapello, IA

Cosgriff, Richard H.

Army

Dunkirk County, NY

Wapello, IA

Dunlavy, James

Army

Decatur County, IN

Bloomfield, IA

Elson, James M.

Army

Coshocton, OH

Shellsburg, IA

Fanning, Nicholas

Army

Carroll County, IN

Independence, IA

Godley, Leonidas Mahlon

Army

Mason County, WV

Ashland, IA

Hays, John H.

Army

Jefferson County, OH

Oskaloosa, IA

Healy, George Washington

Army

Dubuque, IA

Dubuque, IA

Herington, Pitt B.

Army

Michigan

Tipton, IA

Hill, James

Army

Bristol, England

Cascade, IA

Kaltenbach, Luther

Army

Germany

Honey Creek, IA

Kephart, James

Army

Venango County, PA

Dubuque, IA

May, William C.

Army

Pennsylvania

Maysville, IA

Mayes, William B.

Army

Marion County, OH

DeWitt, IA

Miller, James P.

Army

Franklin, OH

Henry County, IA

Morgan, Richard H.

Army

Dubois County, IN

Taylor, IA

Power, Albert

Army

Liberty, OH

Bloomfield, IA

Sloan, Andrew Jackson

Army

Bedford County, PA

Colesburg, IA

Smith, Henry I.

Army

Nottingham, England

Shell Rock Fall, IA

Swan, Charles Alexander

Army

Greene County, PA

Mount Pleasant, IA

Tibbets, Andrew W.

Army

Clark County, IN

Centerville, IA

Twombly, Voltare Paine

Army

Farmington, IA

Keosauqua, IA

Welch, George W.

Army

Brown County, IA

Keokuk, IA

Williamson, James Alexander

Army

Columbia, KY

Des Moines, IA

Young, Calvary Morris

Army

Washington County, OH

Hopeville, IA

Indian Wars

Gates, George

Army

Delaware County, OH

Dubuque, IA

Hornaday, Elisha Simpson

Army

Hendricks County, IN

Des Moines, IA

Sale, Albert

Army

Broome County, NY

Dubuque, IA

Spanish-American War

Deignan, Osborn Warren

Navy

Stuart, IA

Iowa

Philippine Insurrection

Birkhimer, William Edward

Army

Sometset, OH

Iowa

Fitz, Joseph

Navy

Austria

Des Moines, IA

Straub, Paul Frederick

Army

Baden, Germany

Mount Pleasant, IA

China (Boxer Rebellion)

Titus, Calvin Pearl

Army

Vinton, IA

Iowa

Mexican Campaign

Fletcher, Frank Friday

Navy

Oskaloosa, IA

Iowa

Fletcher, Frank Jack

Navy

Marshalltown, IA

Iowa

World War I

**Pike, Emory Jenison

Army

Columbus City, IA

Sigourney, IA

World War II

Beyer, Arthur O.

Army

Rock township, IA

St. Ansgar, IA

Briles, Herschel Floyd "Pete"

Army

Colfax, IA

Fort Des Moines, IA

**Christensen, Dale Eldon

Army

Cameron Township, IA

Gray, IA

**Lindsey, Darrell Robins

Army AC

Jefferson, IA

Storm Lake, IA

Neppel, Ralph George

Army

Willey, IA

Glidden, IA

Pierce, Francis Junior

Navy

Earlville, IA

Iowa

**Thorson, John F.

Army

Armstrong, IA

Armstrong, IA

Korean War

**Edwards, Junior Dean

Army

Indianola, IA

Indianola, IA

Vietnam

 

Day, George Everett "Bud"

USAF

Sioux City, IA

Sioux City, IA

Dethlefsen, Merlyn Hans

USAF

Greenville, IA

Royal, IA

**Hibbs, Robert John

Army

Omaha, NE

Des Moines, IA

Howard, Jimmie Earl

USMC

Burlington, IA

Burlington, IA

Global War on Terror

L

Giunta, Salvatore Augustine

USA

Clinton, IA

Hiawatha, IA

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

Cody , William Frederick
  ("Buffalo Bill")

Army

Scott County, IA

Fort McPherson, NE

Phife , Lewis
  aka: Louis Pheiff

Army

Des Moines County, IA

Marion, OR

Stanley, Eben

Army

Decatur County, IA

Santa Fe, NM

Knox, John W.

Army

Burlington, IA

Fort Leavenworth, KS

Huntsman, John A.

Army

Oskaloosa, IA

Lawrence, KS

Weaver, Amos

Army

Niles Township, IA

San Francisco, CA

Grove, William Remsburg

Army

Montezuma, IA

Denver, CO

Lawton, Louis Bowem

Army

Independence, IA

Auburn, NY

Izac, Edouard Victor Michel

Navy

Cresco, IA

Illinois

**Lemert, Milo

Army

Marshalltown, IA

Crossville, TN

**Riordan, Paul F.

Army

Charles City, IA

Kansas City, MO

**Olson, Arlo L.

Army

Greenville, IA

Toronto, SD

 

Baker, Jr., John Franklin

Army

Davenport, IA

Moline, IL

 

 

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