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Hometown Heroes of the

KEYSTONE STATE

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Pennsylvania

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378   Medals of Honor are Accredited to Pennsylvania

  • With more than 10% of the total Medals of Honor ever awarded, Pennsylvania is second only to New York for most MOH recipients.

  • Pennsylvania's SMEDLEY DARLINGTON BUTLER is the only person to receive TWO Medals of Honor for combat action in TWO different wars.  During the Civil War John Lafferty received the Medal of Honor for heroism.  Years later he returned to military service under the name John Laverty in California, to which his SECOND Medal of Honor was accredited.

"For Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action At the Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty"

 

Due to the large number of Medals of Honor accredited to Pennsylvania we have divided them into six pages for your convenience and to decrease down-load time.

Accredited to PA with no CITY designated

CIVIL WAR
Philadelphia MOH Recipients (77)

CIVIL WAR
Other MOH Recipients (110)

INDIAN CAMPAIGN RECIPIENTS (53)

PA Medal Recipients of OTHER WARS (59)

BORN IN PA
MOH accredited to OTHER STATES

 

Medals of Honor Accredited to the STATE of Pennsylvania
(without designation of any city)

RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Civil War

Binder (Bigle), Richard

USMC

Germany

Pennsylvania

Brazell, John

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Brutsche, Henry

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Clifford (Kelley), Robert Teleford

Navy

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Connor, William C.

Navy

Cork, Ireland

Pennsylvania

Cripps, Thomas H.

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Denig, J. Henry

USMC

York, PA

Pennsylvania

Duncan, James K. L.

Navy

Frankfort Min. Sp, PA

Pennsylvania

Hamilton, Richard

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Hickman, John S.

Navy

Blair County, PA

Pennsylvania

Jones, William

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Lafferty (Laverty), John

Navy

New York, NY

Pennsylvania

Lawson, John

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Martin, James

USMC

Derry, Ireland

Pennsylvania

McWilliams, George Washington

Navy

Waterford, PA

Pennsylvania

Ortega, John

Navy

Spain

Pennsylvania

Rannahan, John

USMC

County Monaghan, Ireland

Pennsylvania

Rodenbough, Theophilus Francis

Army

Easton, PA

Pennsylvania

Thompson, Henry A.
aka:  Roderick P. Connelly

USMC

England

Pennsylvania

Vantine, Joseph E.

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Vaughn, Pinkerton Ross

USMC

Downingtown, PA

Pennsylvania

Williams, John

Navy

Blair County, PA

Pennsylvania

Williams, Peter

Navy

Norway

Pennsylvania

Williams, William

Navy

Ireland

Pennsylvania

Korea (1871)

Dougherty, James

USMC

Langhash, Ireland

Pennsylvania

Grace , Henry Patrick

Navy

Ireland

Pennsylvania

Purvis, Hugh

USMC

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Spanish-American War

Crouse, William Adolphus

Navy

Tannettsburg, PA

Pennsylvania

Gaughan, Philip

USMC

Belmullet, Ireland

Pennsylvania

Johnsen, Hans

Navy

Sandnes, Norway

Pennsylvania

Johnson, Peter

Navy

Sumerland, England

Pennsylvania

Levery, William

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Macneal, Harry Lewis

USMC

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Mahoney, George

Navy

Worcester, MA

Pennsylvania

Quick, John Henry

USMC

Charleston, WV

Pennsylvania

Sundquist, Axel Leohard

Navy

Finland

Pennsylvania

China (Boxer Rebellion)

Campbell, Albert Ralph

USMC

Williamsport, PA

Pennsylvania

**Fisher, Harry
  aka:  Franklin J. Phillips

USMC

McKeesport, PA

Pennsylvania

Foley, Alexander Joseph

USMC

Heckersville, PA

Pennsylvania

Killackey, Joseph

Navy

County Cork, Ireland

Pennsylvania

Mathias, Clarence Edward

USMC

Royalton, PA

Pennsylvania

Mitchell, Joseph Andrew

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Mexican Campaign

Bishop, Charles Francis

Navy

Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania

Butler, Smedley Darlington

USMC

West Chester, PA

Pennsylvania

Drustrup, Niels

Navy

Denmark

Pennsylvania

Lowry, George Maus

Navy

Erie, PA

Pennsylvania

Rush, William Rees

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Semple, Robert

Navy

Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania

Sinnett, Lawrence Clinton

Navy

Burnt House, WV

Pennsylvania

Haitian Campaign

Butler, Smedley Darlington

USMC

West Chester, PA

Pennsylvania

Gross (Marguilies), Samuel

USMC

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Iams, Ross Lindsey

USMC

Graysville, PA

Pennsylvania

World War I

Petty, Orlando Henderson

Navy

Harrison, OH

Pennsylvania

Schmidt, Jr., Oscar

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

World War II

**Damato, Anthony Peter

USMC

Shenandoah, PA

Pennsylvania

**Hill, Edwin Joseph

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

 

Paige, Mitchell

USMC

Charleroi, PA

Pennsylvania

Peace Time Awards

DuMoulin, Frank

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Barrett, Edward

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Buchanan, David M.

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Cutter, George W.

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Johnson, John

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Matthews, Joseph

Navy

Malta

Pennsylvania

Miller, Hugh

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

O'Neal, John

Navy

Ireland

Pennsylvania

Sapp, Isaac

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Stewart, James A.

USMC

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Thayer, James

Navy

Ireland

Pennsylvania

Thornton, Michael

Navy

Ireland

Pennsylvania

Trout, James M.

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Williams, Henry

Navy

Canada

Pennsylvania

Girandy, Alphonse

Navy

Guadaloupe, West Indies

Pennsylvania

Peters, Alexander

Navy

Russia

Pennsylvania

Snyder, William Ellsworth

Navy

South Bethlehem, PA

Pennsylvania

Crilley, Frank William

Navy

Trenton, NJ

Pennsylvania

**Drexler, Henry Clay

Navy

Braddock, PA

Pennsylvania

Edwards, Walter Atlee

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania

Huber, William Russell

Navy

Harrisburg, PA

Pennsylvania

 

 

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