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Hometown Heroes of the

Pine Tree State

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Maine

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67   Medals of Honor are Accredited to Maine

  • JOHN ANGLING of Portland was a 14 year old Naval Cabin Boy when he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War.

  • During the Korean War LEWIS MILLETT led what may have been the last bayonette charge in the history of modern warfare.

  • The LAST MOH action occured in Somalia where Maine's Gary Gordon received one of the two Medals awarded.

"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

Ames, Adelbert

Army

Rockland, ME

Rockland, ME

Angling (Anglin), John

Navy

Portland, ME

Portland, ME

Belcher, Thomas

Army

Bangor, ME

Bangor, ME

Bibber, Charles James

Navy

Portland, ME

Portland, ME

Blair, Robert M.

Navy

Peacham, VT

Portland, ME

Bowman, Edward R.

Navy

Eastport, ME

Maine

Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence

Army

Brewer, ME

Brunswick, ME

Chapman, John
  aka: Charles F. Kaufman

Army

Strasburg, France

Limerick, ME

Chase, John F.

Army

Chelsea, ME

Agusta, ME

Clark, Charles Amory

Army

Sangerville, ME

Forcroft, ME

Davis, Samuel W.

Navy

Brewer, ME

Maine

Dunn, William

Navy

Lisbon, ME

Maine

Estes, Lewellyn Garrish

Army

Oldtown, ME

Oldtown, ME

Farley, William

Navy

Whitefield, ME

Maine

Fernald, Albert E.

Army

Winterport, ME

Winterport, ME

Hanna, Marcus A.

Army

Bristol, ME

Rockport, ME

Hanscom, Moses C.

Army

Danville, ME

Bowdoinham, ME

Haskell, Frank W.

Army

Benton, ME

Waterville, ME

Haynes, Asbury F.

Army

Edinburgh, ME

Passadumkeag, ME

Hesseltine, Francis Snow

Army

Bangor, ME

Waterville, ME

Howard, Oliver Otis

Army

Leeds, ME

Leeds, ME

Hyde, Thomas Worcester

Army

Florence, Italy

Bath, ME

Kendrick, Thomas

Navy

Bath, ME

Maine

Littlefield, George H.

Army

Skowhegan, ME

Skowhegan, ME

Mack, John
  aka:  Michael Connely

Navy

Brooksville, ME

Maine

Mattocks, Charles Porter

Army

Danville, VT

Portland, ME

McCullock, Adam

Navy

Maine

Augusta, ME

McLeod, James

Navy

Scotland

Maine

Merriam, Henry Clay

Army

Houlton, ME

Houlton, ME

Merrill, Augustus

Army

Byron, ME

Lyndon, ME

Morrill, Walter Goodale

Army

Williamsburg, ME

Brownville, ME

Poole, William B.

Navy

Cape Elizabeth, ME

Maine

Rice, Charles

Navy

Russia

Portland, ME

Roberts, Otis O.

Army

Sangerville, ME

Dexter, ME

Seward (Seaward), Richard Henry

Navy

Kittery, ME

Kittery, ME

Smith, Charles H.

Navy

Standish, ME

Maine

Smith, Charles Henry

Army

Hollis, ME

Eastport, ME

Smith, Joseph Sewall

Army

Wiscasset, ME

Wiscasset, ME

Spurling, Andrew Barclay

Army

Cranberry Isles, ME

Augusta, ME

Taylor, Thomas

Navy

Bangor, ME

Maine

Thaxter, Sidney Warren

Army

Bangor, ME

Bangor, ME

Tobie, Jr., Edward Parsons

Army

Lewiston, ME

Lewiston, ME

Tozier, Andrew Jackson

Army

Monmouth, ME

Bangor, ME

Tripp, Othniel

Navy

Maine

Maine

Verney, James W.

Navy

Bath, ME

Portland, ME

Wheeler, Henry W.

Army

Fort Smith, AR

Bangor, ME

Whittier, Edward Newton

Army

Portland, ME

Gorham, ME

Williams, Anthony

Navy

Plymouth, MA

Portsmouth, ME

Wood, Henry Clay

Army

Winthrop, ME

Winthrop, ME

Indian Campaigns

**McMasters, Henry A.

Army

Augusta, ME

Augusta, ME

Korea (1871)

Hayden, Cyrus

Navy

York, ME

Maine

Spanish-American War

Doherty, Thomas M.

Army

Mitchelstown, Ireland

Newcastle, ME

Foss, Herbert Louis

Navy

Belfast, ME

Maine

World War II

 

Dahlgren, Edward Carl

Army

Perham, ME

Caribou, ME

**Fournier, William Grant

Army

Norwich, CT

Winterport, ME

Schonland, Herbert Emery

Navy

Portland, ME

Portland, ME

**Waugh, Robert T.

Army

Ashton, RI

Augusta, ME

 

Zeamer, Jay

Army AF

Carlisle, PA

Machias, ME

Korean War

**Goodblood, Clair

Army

Fort Kent, ME

Burnham, ME

**Loring, Jr., Charles Joseph

USAF

Portland, ME

Portland, ME

 

Millett, Lewis Lee "Red"

Army

Mechanic Falls, ME

Mechanic Falls, ME

Vietnam War

**Buker, Brian Leroy

Army

Benton, ME

Bangor, ME

**McMahon, Thomas Joseph

Army

Washington, DC

Portland, ME

**Skidgel, Donald Sidney

Army

Caribou, ME

Bangor, ME

Somalia

**Gordon, Gary Ivan

Army

Lincoln, ME

Lincoln, ME

Peace Time Awards

Robinson, John

Navy

Cuba

Maine

Gidding, Charles

Navy

Bangor, ME

Maine

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

Bickford, John F.

Navy

Tremont, ME

Boston, MA

Boody, Robert M.

Army

Lemington, ME

Amesbury, MA

Duncan, Adam

Navy

Maine

Boston, MA

Frisbee, John B.

Navy

Phippsburg, ME

Brookline, MA

Harrington, Ephraim W.

Army

Waterford, ME

Kirby, VT

Hincks, William B.

Army

Bucksport, ME

Bridgeport, CT

King, Horatio Collins

Army

Portland, ME

Brooklyn, NY

Knowles, Abaither J.

Army

La Grange, ME

Willets Point, NY

Lunt, Alphonso M.

Army

Berwick, ME

Cambridge, MA

Milliken, Daniel

Navy

Saco, ME

New York, NY

O'Brien, Henry D.

Army

Colois, ME

St. Anthony Falls, MN

Pike, Edward M.

Army

Casco, ME

Bloomington, IL

Reed, Axel Hayford

Army

Hartford, ME

Glencoe, MN

**Richmond, James

Army

Maine

Fremont, OH

Savage, Auzella

Navy

Anson, ME

Boston, MA

Terry, John Darling

Army

Montville, ME

Boston, MA

Tracy, Amasa Sawyer

Army

Dover , ME

Middlebury, VT

Whitman, Frank M.

Army

Woodstock, ME

Ayersville, MA

Young, Horatio Nelson

Navy

Calais, ME

Boston, MA

Bailey, James E.

Army

Dexter, ME

Boston, MA

Bowman, Alonzo

Army

Washington Township, ME

Boston, MA

Brett, Lloyd Milton

Army

Dead River, ME

Malden, MA

Carter, Robert Goldthwaite

Army

Bridgton, ME

Bradford, MA

Hyde, Henry J.

Army

Bangor, ME

New York, NY

Smith, William

Army

Bath, ME

San Francisco, CA

Taylor, Wilbur Nelson

Army

Hampden, ME

Boston, MA

Condon, Clarence Milville

Army

South Brooksville, ME

St. Augustine, FL

**Champagne, David Bernard

USMC

Waterville, ME

Wakefield, RI

**Libby, George Dalton

Army

Bridgton, ME

Waterbury, CT

 

 

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