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Many of the HERO STORIES, history, citations and other information detailed in this website are, at least for now, available in PRINT or DIGITAL format from AMAZON.COM. The below comprise the nearly 4-dozen  "Home Of Heroes" books currently available.

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Medal of Honor Books

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This series of books contains the citations for ALL Medals of Honor awarded to that branch of service, with brief biographical data and photos of many of the recipients. Some of them also include citations for other awards, analysis of awards, data tables and analysis and more. These are LARGE volumes, each 8 1/2" x 11" and more than 500 pages each. Click on a book to find it on Amazon.com where you can find more details on what is contained in each book, as well as to get a free preview. Each volume is $24.95.

Heroes in the War on Terrorism

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NAVY    -  MARINES   -  AIR FORCE   - ARMY O.E.F.  - ARMY O.I.F.

These books contain the citations for nearly all of the awards of the Silve Star and higher to members of each branch of service in the War on Terrorism. Books include photos of most recipients, some biographical data, analysis of awards by rank, unit, date, and more.

ENCYCLOPEDIA of AMERICAN MILITARY HEROES

With the 5 Medal of Honor volumes above, these compilations comprise a virtual 28-volume ENCYCLOPEDIA of decorated American heroes(15,000 pages)  with award citations, history, tables & analysis, and detailed indexes of ACEs, FLAG OFFICERS, and more. (Click on any book to see it in Amazon.com - $24.95 Each Volume)

United States Army Heroes

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medals
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1873 - 1941 Korea Vietnam 1862 - 1960 RVN - Present

United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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1915 - 1941 WWII Korea - Present WWII

United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
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1915 - WWII Korea - Present 1900 - 1941 WWII 1947 - Korea Vietnam - Present

WINGS OF VALOR
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The Defining Generation
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Hometown Heroes of the

North Star State

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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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