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9  Medals of Honor are Accredited to New Mexico

  • During the Indian Campaigns, 18 Medals of Honor were awarded for action "on the ground" in New Mexico.

  • Taos-born JOSEPH P. MARTINEZ was the only American to receive the Medal of Honor for WWII action on US soil outside of Pearl Harbor.  He was killed in action during his valiant attack on the Japanese in Alaska.

  • One of the most closely guarded military secrets of the Korean War was the Medal of Honor award to Gallup Native Son HIROSHI MIYAMURA.  The courageous Nisei Army sergeant was captured during his heroic moment and military officials believed his life would be jeopardized in the North Korean POW camp where he was held, if word of his award reached the enemy.

"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:

Indian Campaigns

Oliver, Francis

Army

Baltimore, MD

Fort Filmore, NM

Stanley, Eben

Army

Decatur County, IA

Santa Fe, NM

World War II

**Bonnyman, Jr., Alexander "Sandy"

USMC

Atlanta, GA

New Mexico

 

Ruiz, Alejandro Renteria

Army

Loving, NM

Carlsbad, NM

Scott, Robert Sheldon

Army

Washington, DC

Santa Fe, NM

Korean War

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Miyamura, Hiroshi

Army

Gallup, NM

Gallup, NM

Vietnam

**Fernandez, Daniel

Army

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM

Miller, Franklin Douglas

Army

Elizabeth city, NC

Albuquerque, NM

War On Terrorism

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Petry, Leroy A.

Army

Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, NM

The following Medal of Honor Recipients were BORN in the State of New Mexico 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".

**Martinez, Joseph P.

Army

Taos, NM

Ault, CO

**Moon, Jr., Harold Herman

Army

Albuquerque, NM

Gardena, CA

**Valdez, Jose F.

Army

Governador, NM

Pleasant Grove, UT

**Walker, Kenneth Newton

Army AC

Cerrillos, NM

Denver, CO

 

Jennings, Delbert Owen

Army

Silver City, NM

San Francisco, CA

 

Rocco, Louis Richard

Army

Albuquerque, NM

Los Angeles, CA

**Worley, Kenneth Lee

USMC

Farmington, NM

Fresno, CA

 

 

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