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23 Medals of Honor are Accredited to Louisiana

  • 57 Medals of Honor were awarded for actions "on the ground" in Louisiana during the Civil War.

  • ALBERT WEISBOGEL received TWO Medals of Honor for two separate non-combat actions to rescue fellow sailors from drowning.

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

 

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RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Civil War

Beaufort, Jean J. (John Joseph)

Army

France

New Orleans, LA

Riley, Thomas

Army

Ireland

New Orleans, LA

Williams, John

Navy

New Orleans, LA

Louisiana

Indian Campaigns

Shaw, Thomas

Army

Covington, KY

Baton Rouge, LA

Stance, Emanuel

Army

Carroll Parish, LA

East Carroll Parish, LA

Veuve, Ernest

Army

New Castle, Switzerland

Jackson Barracks, LA

Williams, Moses

Army

Carrollton, LA

East Carroll Parish, LA

Mexican Campaign

Wilkinson, Jr., Theodore Stark

Navy

Annapolis, MD

Louisiana

World War II

 

DeBlanc, Jefferson Joseph

USMC

Lockport, LA

Lockport, LA

**Gilmore, Howard Walter

Navy

Selma, AL

Louisiana

**Johnson, Leroy

Army

Caney Creek, LA

Oakdale, LA

Kane, John Riley

Army AC

McGregor, TX

Shreveport, LA

Whittington, Hulon Brooke

Army

Bogalusa, LA

Bastrop, LA

Wise, Homer L.

Army

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Korean War

 

Schowalter, Jr., Edward Rightor

Army

New Orleans, LA

Metairie, LA

Vietnam

**Bennett, Steven Logan

USAF

Palestine, TX

Lafayette, LA

 

Clausen, Jr., Raymond Michael "Red"

USMC

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA

**Fournet, Douglas Bernard

Army

Lake Charles, LA

New Orleans, LA

 

Novosel, Michael Joseph

Army

Etna, PA

Kenner, LA

Peace Time Awards

Osborne, John

Navy

New Orleans, LA

Louisiana

Weisbogel, Albert

Navy

New Orleans, LA

Louisiana

Greely, Adolphus Washington

Army

Newburyport, MA

Louisiana

Ryan, Jr., Thomas John

Navy

New Orleans, LA

Louisiana

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

Babcock (Breckinridge), John Breckinridge

Army

New Orleans, LA

Stonington, CT

Clarke, Powhatan Henry

Army

Alexandria, LA

Baltimore, MD

Roach, Hampton Mitchell

Army

Concord, LA

Fort Dodge, KS

**Diamond, James H.

Army

New Orleans, LA

Gulfport, MS

**Hughes, Lloyd Herbert

Army AC

Alexandria, LA

San Antonio, TX

**Lee, Milton Arthur

Army

Shreveport, LA

San Antonio, TX

 

 

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