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Minnesota

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46 Medals of Honor are Accredited to Minnesota

  • Minnesota's Captain Charles A. Lindbergh received the Medal of Honor by special Congressional Action.

  • During World War I LOUIS CUKELA received TWO Medals of Honor (one NAVY and one ARMY award) for the same action.

"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

Barrick, Jesse T.

Army

Columbian Co, OH

Fort Snelling, MN

Burger, Joseph

Army

Swiss Tyroll

Lake Crystal, MN

Cilly, Clinton Albert

Army

Rockingham, NH

Sasioja, MN

Clark, William A.

Army

Pennsylvania

Shelbyville, MN

Flannigan, James

Army

Canada

Fort Snelling, MN

Gere, Thomas Parke

Army

Wellsburg, NY

Fort Snelling, MN

Hanna, Milton

Army

Licking County, OH

Henderson, MN

Holmes, Lovilo N.

Army

Farmersville, NY

Mankato, MN

Merritt, John G.

Army

New York, NY

Fort Snelling, MN

O'Brien, Henry D.

Army

Colois, ME

St. Anthony Falls, MN

Pay, Byron E.

Army

LeRoy Township, NY

Mankato, MN

Pickle, Alonzo H.

Army

Canada

Dover, MN

Reed, Axel Hayford

Army

Hartford, ME

Glencoe, MN

Sherman, Marshall

Army

Burlington, VT

St. Paul, MN

Vale, John

Army

London, England

Rochester, MN

Wright, Samuel

Army

Indiana

Mankato, MN

Indian Campaigns

Albee, George Emerson

Army

Lisbon, NH

Owatanna, MN

Burkard, Oscar R.

Army

Baden Achern, Germany

Fort Snelling, MN

Huggins, Eli Lundy

Army

Schuyler County, IL

Minnesota

Morgan, George Horace

Army

St. Catharines, Canada

Minneapolis, MN

Welch, Charles H.

Army

New York, NY

Fort Snelling, MN

Wilson, William O.

Army

Hagerstown, MD

St. Paul, MN

Philippine Insurrection

Bell, Harry

Army

Milwaukee, WI

Minneapolis, MN

Mexico

Catlin, Albertus Wright

USMC

Gowanda, NY

Minnesota

Dyer, Jesse Farley

USMC

St. Paul, MN

Minnesota

World War I

Cukela, Louis

USMC

Spalato, Yugosl

Minneapolis, MN

Mallon, George H.

Army

Ogden, KS

Minneapolis, MN

World War II

**Bianchi, Willibald Charles

Army

New Ulm, MN

New Ulm, MN

 

Colalillo, Michael "Mike"

Army

Hibbing, MN

Duluth, MN

**Courtney, Jr., Henry Alexius

USMC

Duluth, MN

Minnesota

**Fleming, Richard Eugene

USMC

St. Paul, MN

Minnesota

**Hauge, Jr., Louis James

USMC

Ada, MN

Minnesota

Hawks, Lloyd C.

Army

Becker, MN

Park Rapids, MN

**Kraus, Richard Edward

USMC

Chicago, IL

Minnesota

**La Belle, James Dennis

USMC

Columbia Heights, MN

Minnesota

 

Rudolph, Donald Eugene

Army

South Haven, MN

Minneapolis, MN

 

Sorenson, Richard Keith

USMC

Anoka, MN

Anoka, MN

Korean War

**Page, John Upshur Dennis

Army

Malahi Island, Luzon, Philippine Islands

St. Paul, MN

Vietnam

**Olson, Kenneth Lee

Army

Willmar, MN

Minneapolis, MN

**Pruden, Robert Joseph

Army

St. Paul, MN

Minneapolis, MN

**Rabel, Laszlo

Army

Budapest, Hungary

Minneapolis, MN

L

Thorsness, Leo Keith

USAF

Walnut Grove, MN

Walnut Grove, MN

**Wayrynen, Dale Eugene

Army

Moose Lake, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Peace Time Awards

Nelson, Oscar Frederick

Navy

Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota

**Rud, George William

Navy

Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota

Lindbergh, Jr., Charles Augustus

Army AC

Detroit, MI

Little Falls, MN

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

Hawthorne, Harry Leroy

Army

Minnesota

Kentucky

McMillian, Albert Walter

Army

Stillwater, MN

Jefferson Barracks, MO

Montrose, Charles H.
  aka:   Alexander D. Munson

Army

St. Paul, MN

New York, NY

Davis, Charles P

Army

Long Prairie, MN

Valley City, ND

**Wold, Nels T.

Army

Winger, MN

Minnewaukan, ND

**Van Valkenburgh, Franklin

Navy

Minneapolis, MN

Wisconsin

Vlug, Dirk John

Army

Maple Lake, MN

Grand Rapids, MI

**Blanchfield, Michael Reinert

Army

Minneapolis, MN

Chicago, IL

Davis, Raymond Erwin

Navy

Mankato, MN

Puget Sound, WA

 

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