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Absalom Baird

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Jonesboro, Georgia, USA

George W. Baird

Indian Campaigns

1877 - Bear Paw Mountain, Montana, USA

Benjamin F. Baker

Spanish-American War

1898 - Cienfuegos, Cuba

Addison E. Baker

World War II

1943 - Ploesti, Rumania

Vernon J. Baker

World War II

1945 - Near Castle Aghinolfi, Germany

Charles Baker

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA

John Baker

Indian Campaigns

1876 - Cedar Creek, etc., Montana, USA

Edward L. Baker Jr.

Spanish-American War

1898 - Santiago, Cuba

John F. Baker Jr.

Vietnam War

1966 - near Dau Tieng, Republic of Vietnam

Thomas A. Baker Jr.

World War II

1944 - Saipan, Mariana Islands

John H. Balch

World War I

1918 - Vierzy & Somme-Py, France

Joe R. Baldonado

Korean War

1950 - Kangdong, Korea
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We Are Forever Grateful

Medal of Honor Recipients are a part of something greater. They collectively embody the values that we as a country strive to uphold—courage, bravery, and the desire and dedication to do what is right in the midst of life’s most difficult circumstances. But they are also unique. They are parents and siblings, colleagues and friends. They are ordinary people who did extraordinary things, each with their own story to tell.

Honor their sacrifice today so we may shape a better future tomorrow.

Korean War

Ralph Puckett, Jr.

Puckett was presented the Medal of Honor on May 21, 2021, by President Joseph Biden, Jr., making him the most recent Recipient of the Medal of Honor. He was recognized for his actions in Korea on November 25-26, 1950.

Korean War

Emil J. Kapaun

On March 5, 2021, the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun had been accounted for. A veteran of WWII, he continued his service in the Chaplain Corps during the Korean War. He died in a POW Camp in 1951. In September 2021 his remains will be interred at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, Kansas.

War on Terrorism (Afghanistan)

Robert J. Miller

Staff Sergeant Miller became a one-man Army against an overwhelming enemy force. He was killed in action preserving the lives of 22 squad members. His Medal of Honor was presented to his parents in 2010.

Vietnam War

Ralph E. Dias

Despite wounds, PFC Dias moved through unprotected areas four times, while under extreme fire, to destroy an enemy machine gun bunker that had pinned down two Marine platoons. He destroyed the bunker just as he was killed by a sniper. His actions contributed greatly to the survival of numerous men that day.

World War I

Frank Luke Jr.

Second Lieutenant Frank Luke, Jr. was so legendary for his aerial take-downs of German observation balloons that he was given the nickname "Balloon Buster" in newspaper reports. He was killed in action in 1918 after a forced landing in a field in France.

Korean War

Duane E. Dewey

Duane E. Dewey passed away October 11, 2021, at the age of 89. He was presented the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War on April 16, 1952.

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