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Hometown Heroes of the

EVERGREEN STATE

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Washington

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35   Medals of Honor are Accredited to Washington State

  • Only ONE COAST GUARDSMAN in history has received the Medal of Honor, World War II Canadian-born, Washington State hero Douglas Munro. 

  • South Dakota's Joe Foss was first World War II pilot to tie World War I "Ace of Aces" Eddie Rickenbacker's record of 26 downed enemy planes. Tacoma's "Pappy" Boyington was the first to break that record at 28.  Later fellow Washington State Fighter Pilot Bob Galer also beat Rickenbacker's record with 27 downed enemy air-craft.   Seattle-born Marine pilot Jim Swett became an ACE IN A DAY when he shot down 7 enemy bombers in one outing.

  • The home-state of GREAT PILOTS, during the Vietnam War Seattle's Patrick Henry Brady jokes that he almost became an "enemy ace".  In one day he went through 3 helicopters, each becoming so badly shot up it could no longer fly, in daring rescue missions to retrieve 53 wounded soldiers.

"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

Stevens, Hazard

Army

Newport, RI

Olympia, WA

Wilson, John Moulder

Army

Washington, DC

Olympia, WA

Indian Campaigns

Clancy, John E.

Army

New York, NY

Vancouver Barracks, WA

Philippine Insurrection

Lyon, Edward Eugene

Army

Hixton, WI

Amboy, WA

Dominican Campaign

Winans, Roswell

USMC

Brookville, IN

Washington

World War I

Bronson, Deming

Army

Rhinelander, WI

Seattle, WA

World War II

**Anderson, Richard Beatty

USMC

Tacoma, WA

Washington

Bjorklund, Arnold L.

Army

Clinton, WA

Seattle, WA

Boyington, Gregory "Pappy"

USMC

Coeur D'Alene, ID

Washington

 

Bush, Robert Eugene

Navy

Tacoma, WA

Washington

Drowley, Jesse Ray

Army

St. Charles, MI

Spokane, WA

 

Galer, Robert Edward

USMC

Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

 

Hawk, John Druse "Bud"

Army

San Francisco, CA

Bremerton, WA

**Keppler, Reinhardt John

Navy

Ralston, WA

Washington

Kerstetter, Dexter James

Army

Centralia, WA

Centralia, WA

**Mann, Joe Eugene

Army

Reardan, WA

Seattle, WA

McCarter, Lloyd G.

Army

St. Maries, ID

Tacoma, WA

**Munro, Douglas Albert

CG

Vancouver, Canada

Washington

**Pendleton, Jack James

Army

Sentinel Butte, ND

Yakima, WA

**Rooks, Albert Harold

Navy

Colton, WA

Washington

Korean War

**Monegan, Walter Carleton

USMC

Melrose, MA

Seattle, WA

Van Winkle, Archie

USMC

Juneau, AK

Arlington, WA

Wilson, Benjamin F.

Army

Vashon, WA

Vashon, WA

Vietnam

**Albanese, Lewis

Army

Venice, Italy

Seattle, WA

L

Brady, Patrick Henry

Army

Philip, SD

Seattle, WA

L

Crandall, Bruce P.

Army   Kent, WA

L

Fleming, James Phillip

USAF

Sedalia, MO

Pullman, WA

**Grandstaff, Bruce Alan

Army

Spokane, WA

Spokane, WA

L

Kinsman, Thomas James

Army

Renton, WA

Seattle, WA

**Leisy, Robert Ronald

Army

Stockton, CA

Seattle, WA

**Shields, Marvin Glen

Navy

Port Townsend, WA

Seattle, WA

Wars on Terrorism
L

Swenson, William D.

Army

 

Seattle, WA

L

White, Kyle J.

Army

Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

Peace Time Awards

Davis, Raymond Erwin

Navy

Mankato, MN

Puget Sound, WA

Fadden, Harry Delmar

Navy

The Dalles, OR

Washington

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

Allworth, Edward C.

Army

Crawford, WA

Corvallis, OR

L Carter, Ty Michael USA Spokane, WA Antioch, CA

**Kandle, Victor Leonard

Army

Roy, WA

Redwood City, CA

 

Swett, James Elms

USMC

Seattle, WA

San Mateo, CA

**Van Voorhis, Bruce Avery

Navy

Aberdeen, WA

Nevada

Wainwright, IV, Jonathan Mayhew

Army

Fort Walla Walla, WA

Skaneateles, NY

**Reasoner, Frank Stanley

USMC

Spokane, WA

Kellogg, ID

 

 

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