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Illinois

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204   Medals of Honor are Accredited to Illinois

  • Korean War Illinois-born Recipient General William Dean's capture by the Koreans was so closely guarded a secret his MOH was presented posthumously to his wife.

"For Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action At the Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty"

Due the large number of Medals of Honor accredited to Illinois we have divided the Recipients into three separate pages.

Civil War
(112)

Other Wars
(81)

Born in IL with MOHs Accredited to other States (32)

 

The following Medal of Honor Recipients were BORN in the State of Illinois  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".

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RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Archer, James W.

Army

Edgar Co, IL

Spencer, IN

Flynn, James Edward

Army

Pittsfield, IL

St. Louis, MO

Holmes, William T.

Army

Vermilion, IL

Indanapolis, IN

Luce, Moses Augustine

Army

Payson, IL

Adrian, MI

Pond, George F.

Army

Libertyville, IL

Fairwater, WI

Sterling, John T.

Army

Edgar County, IL

Indianapolis, IN

Hall, John

Army

Logan County, IL

Sacramento, CA

Hobday, George

Army

Pulaski County, IL

Memphis, TN

Huggins, Eli Lundy

Army

Schuyler County, IL

Minnesota

Knight, Joseph F.

Army

Danville, IL

Denver, CO

Daniels, James Thomas

Army

Richland County, IL

Fort Leavenworth, KS

Vokes, Leroy H.

Army

Lake County, IL

St. Louis, MO

Berg, George Francis

Army

Mount Erie, IL

Fort Omaha, NE

Church, James Robb

Army

Chicago, IL

Washington, DC

**Logan, Jr., John Alexander

Army

Carbondale, IL

Youngstown, OH

Longfellow, Richard Moses

Army

Logan County, IL

Mandan, ND

Miller, Archie

Army

Fort Sheridan, IL

St. Louis, MO

Ross, Frank Fulton

Army

Avon, IL

Langdon, ND

Horton, William M. Charlie

USMC

Chicago, IL

Philadelphia, PA

**Smith, Fred E.

Army

Rockford, IL

Bartlett, ND

**Baker, Addison Earl

Army AC

Chicago, IL

Akron, OH

**Kraus, Richard Edward

USMC

Chicago, IL

Minnesota

Dean, Sr., William Frishe

Army

Carlyle, IL

California

**Kilmer, John Edward

Navy

Highland Park, IL

Houston, TX

**Poynter, James Irsley

USMC

Bloomington, IL

Downey, CA

**Windrich, William Gordon

USMC

Chicago, IL

Hammond, IN

**Wilson, Richard G.

Army

Marion, IL

Cape Girardeau, MO

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Fritz, Harold Arthur

Army

Chicago, IL

Milwaukee, WI

**Wilson, Alfred Mac

USMC

Olney, IL

Abilene, TX

Young, Gerald Orren

USAF

Chicago, IL

Colorado Springs, CO

Smith, Eugene P.

Navy

Illinois

California

Badders, William

Navy

Harrisburg, IL

Indianapolis, IN

 

 

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