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Hometown Heroes of the

Wolverine State

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Michigan

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108 Medals of Honor are Accredited to Michigan

  • During the Civil War Michigan's Lt. Thomas Custer became the only soldier to earn TWO Medals of Honor during that war.  Frank Baldwin received his FIRST MOH during the Civil War and then earned a SECOND during the Indian Campaigns.

  • Michigan-born Captain Charles A. Lindbergh received the Medal of Honor by special Congressional Action.

  • One of the largest collections of Medals of Honor on public display is located at "Michigan's Own" Museum in Frankenmuth.

"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

Alber, Frederick

Army

Germany

Manchester, MI

Baldwin , Frank Dwight

Army

Manchester, MI

Constantine, MI

Ballen, Frederick A.

Army

Germany

Adrian, MI

Barrell, Charles L.

Army

Conquest, NY

Leighton, MI

Brandle, Joseph E.

Army

Seneca Co, OH

Colon, MI

Christiancy, James Isaac

Army

Monroe Co, MI

Monroe County, MI

Clute, George Washington

Army

Marathon, MI

Marathon, MI

Cole, Gaberiel

Army

Chenago Co, NY

New Salem, MI

Cronin, Cornelius

Navy

Ireland

Michigan

Custer, Thomas Ward

Army

New Rumley, OH

Monroe, MI

Cutcheon, Byron M.

Army

Pembroke, NH

Ypsilanti, MI

Dodd, Robert Fulton

Army

Canada

Detroit, MI

Falconer, John A.

Army

Washtenaw, MI

Manchester, MI

Fall, Charles S.

Army

Noble County, IN

Hamburg, MI

Forman, Alexander A.

Army

Scipio Township, MI

Jonesville, MI

Fox, Henry M.

Army

Trumbull, OH

Coldwater, MI

French, Samuel S.

Army

Erie County, NY

Gifford, MI

Hack, John

Army

Germany

Adrian, MI

Hadley, Cornelius Minor

Army

Sandy Creek, NY

Adrian, MI

Haight, Sidney

Army

Reading, MI

Goodland, MI

Hastings, Smith H.

Army

Quincy, MI

Coldwater, MI

Hill, Edward

Army

Liberty, NY

Detroit, MI

Hodges, Addison J.

Army

Hillsdale, MI

Adrian, MI

Holton, Charles Maynard

Army

Potter, NY

Battle Creek, MI

Irwin, Patrick

Army

Ireland

Ann Arbor, MI

Keen, Joseph S.

Army

Vale, Guernsey, England

Detroit, MI

Kelley, Andrew John

Army

La Grange County, IN

Ypsilanti, MI

Kemp, Joseph Bell

Army

Lima, OH

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Lane, Morgan D.

Army

Monroe, NY

Allegan, MI

Lewis, Henry

Army

Belleville, MI

Adrian, MI

Luce, Moses Augustine

Army

Payson, IL

Adrian, MI

McFall, Daniel Robert

Army

Niagara County, NY

Ypsilanti, MI

McHale, Alexander U.

Army

Ireland

Muskegon, MI

Menter, John William

Army

Palmer, NY

Detroit, MI

Morse, Benjamin

Army

Livingston, NY

Grand Rapids, MI

Mundell, Walter L.

Army

Michigan

Dallas, MI

Nash, Henry H.

Army

Lenawee County, MI

Adrian, MI

Noll, Conrad

Army

Germany

Ann Arbor, MI

Norton, Elliott Malloy

Army

Connecticut

Cooper, MI

Norton, John R.

Army

Grand Rapids, MI

Peters, Henry Carlton

Army

Monroe County, MI

Adrian, MI

Plant, Henry E.

Army

Oswego, NY

Cockery, MI

Ranney, George E.

Army

Batavia, NY

Grand Rapids, MI

**Robinson, James H.

Army

Oakland County, MI

Victor, MI

Sancrainte (Sanscrainte), Charles Francis

Army

Monroe, MI

Monroe, MI

**Savacool, Edwin F.

Army

Jackson, MI

Marshall, MI

Shafter, William Rufus

Army

Kalamazoo, MI

Galesburg, MI

Shepard, Irwin

Army

Skaneateles, NY

Chelsea, MI

Sidman, George Dallas

Army

Rochester, NY

Owosso, MI

Smith, Alonzo

Army

Niagara County, NY

Jonesville, MI

Stoddard, James

Navy

Port Robinson, west, Canada

Detroit, MI

Swift, Frederic William

Army

Mansfield Center, CT

Detroit, MI

Sype, Peter

Army

Monroe County, MI

Adrian, MI

Thatcher, Charles M.

Army

Coldwater, MI

Grand Haven, MI

Thompson, Charles Augustus

Army

Perrysburg, OH

Kalamazoo, MI

Toban, James W. (Jacobus)

Army

Northfield, MI

Northfield, MI

Ward, William Henry

Army

Adrian, MI

Adrian, MI

Whitney, William G.

Army

Allen, MI

Quincy, MI

Willcox, Orlando Bolivar

Army

Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI

Withington, William Herbert

Army

Dorchester, MA

Jackson, MI

Woodruff, Alonzo

Army

Ionia, MI

Ionia, MI

Young, Benjamin F.

Army

Canada

Detroit, MI

Indian Campaigns

Baldwin, Frank Dwight

Army

Manchester, MI

Constantine, MI

Eldridge, George H.

Army

Sackets Harbor, NY

Detroit, MI

Hartzog, Joshua B.

Army

Paulding County, OH

Detroit, MI

Hillock, Marvin C.

Army

Port Huron, MI

Detroit, MI

Jarvis, Frederick

Army

Essex County, NY

Hudson, MI

Johnson, Henry

Army

Boydton, VA

Detroit, MI

Leonard, William

Army

Ypsilanti, MI

Detroit, MI

Powers, Thomas

Army

New York, NY

Detroit, MI

Romeyn, Henry

Army

Galen, NY

Michigan

Walker, John

Army

Leon, France

Detroit, MI

Wilder, Wilber Elliiott

Army

Atlas, MI

Detroit, MI

Spanish-American War

Polond, Alfred

Army

Lapeer, MI

Lapeer, MI

Philippine Insurrection

Cawetzka, Charles

Army

Detroit, MI

Wayne, MI

McConnell, James

Army

Syracuse, NY

Detroit, MI

Mexican Campaign

Zuiderveld, William

Navy

Michigan

Michigan

Dominican Campaign

Glowin, Joseph Anthony

USMC

Detroit, MI

Michigan

World War I

Furlong, Harold Arthur

Army

Pontiac, MI

Detroit, MI

World War II

**Cannon, George Hamm

USMC

Webster Groves, MO

Michigan

**Craw, Demas Thurlow

Army AC

Traverse City, MI

Michigan

**Flaherty, Francis Charles

Navy

Charlotte, MI

Michigan

**Hammerberg, Owen Francis Patrick

Navy

Daggett, MI

Michigan

Johnson, Jr., Oscar Godfrey

Army

Foster City, MI

Foster City, MI

Sjogren, John Carleton

Army

Rockford, MI

Rockford, MI

Smith, Sr., Maynard Harrison

Army AC

Caro, MI

Caro, MI

**Thomas, Charles L.

Army

Detroit, MI

**Thomas, William H.

Army

Wynne, AR

Ypsilanti, MI

Vlug, Dirk John

Army

Maple Lake, MN

Grand Rapids, MI

**Wetzel, Walter C.

Army

Huntington, WV

Roseville, MI

**Wigle, Thomas W.

Army

Indianapolis, IN

Detroit, MI

**Zussman, Raymond

Army

Hamtramck, MI

Detroit, MI

Korean War

 

Charette, William Richard

Navy

Ludington, MI

Ludington, MI

L

Dewey, Duane Edgar

USMC

Grand Rapids, MI

Muskegon, MI

**Essebagger, Jr., John

Army

Holland, MI

Holland, MI

**Moyer, Donald Raymond

Army

Pontiac, MI

Keego Harbor, MI

L

Simanek, Robert Ernest

USMC

Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI

**Skinner, Jr., Sherrod Emerson

USMC

Hartford, CT

East Lansing, MI

Vietnam

Bondsteel, James Leroy

Army

Jackson, MI

Detroit, MI

**Bryant, William Maud

Army

Cochran, GA

Detroit, MI

Johnson, Dwight Hal

Army

Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI

Lambers, Paul Ronald

Army

Holland, MI

Holland, MI

L

Lemon, Peter Charles

Army

Toronto, Canada

Tawas City, MI

**Poxon, Robert Leslie

Army

Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI

**Williams, Dewayne Thomas

USMC

Brown City, MI

Saint Clair, MI

**Yntema, Gordon Douglas

Army

Bethesda, MD

Detroit, MI

Peace Time Awards

Smith, Albert Joseph

USMC

Calumet, MI

Michigan

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

Ayers, John G. K.

Army

Washtenaw Co, MI

Pekin, IL

Bennett, Orson W.

Army

Union City, MI

Dubuque, IA

Bickford, Henry H.

Army

Ypsilanti, MI

Middleport, NY

Chandler, Stephen Edwin

Army

Convis, MI

Granby, NY

Depuy, Charles H.

Army

Sherman, MI

St. Louis, MO

Drowley, Jesse Ray

Army

St. Charles, MI

Spokane, WA

Dunne, James

Army

Detroit, MI

Chicago, IL

Herington, Pitt B.

Army

Michigan

Tipton, IA

Rhodes, Julius Dexter

Army

Monroe County, MI

Springville, NY

Wheaton, Loyd

Army

Penfield, MI

Peoria, IL

Chapman, Amos

Army

Kalamazoo, MI

Fort Supply, OK

Dougherty, William

Army

Detroit, MI

Philadelphia, PA

Harrington, John

Army

Detroit, MI

Cleveland, OH

Holland, David

Army

Dearborn, MI

Fort Leavenworth, KS

Smith, William H.

Army

Lapeer, MI

Cincinnati, OH

Watson, Joseph

Army

Union City, MI

Chicago, IL

Shaw, George Clymer

Army

Pontiac, MI

Washington, DC

Gaujot, Antoine August

Army

Keweenaw, MI

Williamson, WV

Gaujot, Julien Edmund

Army

Keweenaw, MI

Williamson, WV

Lindbergh, Jr., Charles Augustus

Army AC

Detroit, MI

Little Falls, MN

Seibert, Lloyd Martin

Army

Caledonia, MI

Salinas, CA

**Stockham, Fred William

USMC

Detroit, MI

New York, NY

**Sebille, Louis Joseph

USAF

Harbor Beach, MI

Chicago, IL

 

 

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