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64 STORIES OF COURAGE

WISCONSIN RECIPIENTS

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MEET OUR HEROES

Each of these recipients embodies the values that we as a nation strive to live up to. These 64 men led ordinary lives. They were farmers, shopkeepers, factory workers, sons and brothers. But when called to serve our country, they each did something extraordinary. 

 

By honoring the sacrifice of our Wisconsin Recipients, by sharing the stories and values inherent in them, we hope that you will find the inspiration to create a better future for our state, our country and our world.

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INDICATES RECIPIENT WAS KILLED IN ACTION AND RECEIVED MEDAL OF HONOR POSTHUMOUSLY.

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DENNIS J.F.

MURPHY

CIVIL WAR

SERGEANT I US ARMY

CORINTH, MS I 3 OCTOBER 1862

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JOHN S.
DURHAM

CIVIL WAR

SERGEANT I US ARMY

PERRYVILLE, KY I 8 OCTOBER 1862

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JOHN
JOHNSON

CIVIL WAR

PRIVATE I US ARMY

FREDERICKSBURGH, VA

13 DECEMBER 1862

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BENJAMIN
HILLIKER

CIVIL WAR

MUSICIAN I US ARMY

MECHANICSBURG, MS

4 JUNE 1863

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JOHN T.
PATTERSON

CIVIL WAR

PRINCIPAL MUSICIAN I US ARMY

WINCHESTER, VA

14 JUNE 1863

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JEFFERSON
COATES

CIVIL WAR

SERGEANT I US ARMY

GETTYSBURG, PA

1 JULY 1863

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JAMES B.
POND

CIVIL WAR

MAJOR I US ARMY

BAXTER SPRINGS, KS

6 OCTOBER 1863

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ARTHUR
MACARTHUR JR.

CIVIL WAR

LIEUTENANT GENERAL  I US ARMY

MISSIONARY RIDGE, TN

25 NOVEMBER 1863

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FRANCIS A.
WALLER

CIVIL WAR

1ST LIEUTENANT I US ARMY

GETTYSBURG, PA

1 JULY 1863

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MICHAEL

MCCORMICK

CIVIL WAR

BOATSWAIN'S MATE I US NAVY

RED RIVER, LA I 5 MAY 1864

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JOHN
HAYES

CIVIL WAR

COXSWAIN  I US NAVY

OFF CHERBOURG, FRANCE

19 JUNE 1864

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EDWIN M.
TRUELL

CIVIL WAR

1ST LIEUTENANT  I US ARMY

ATLANTA, GA

21 JULY 1864

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HORACE

ELLIS

CIVIL WAR

PRIVATE I US ARMY

WELDON RAILROAD, VA 
21 AUGUST 1864

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WILLIAM
ELLIS

CIVIL WAR

2ND LIEUTENANT  I US ARMY

DARDANELLES, AR

14 JANUARY 1865

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THOMAS

TOOHEY

CIVIL WAR

1ST SERGEANT I US ARMY

FRANKLIN, TN
30 NOVEMBER 1864

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ALONZO H.
CUSHING

CIVIL WAR

1ST LIEUTENANT I US ARMY

GETTYSBURG, PA

3 JULY 1863

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GEORGE F.
POND

CIVIL WAR

PRIVATE I US ARMY

DRYWOOD, KS

15 MAY 1864

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JAMES E.
CROFT

CIVIL WAR

2ND LIEUTENANT I US ARMY

ALLATOONA, GA

5 OCTOBER 1864

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WILLIAM H.
SICKLES

CIVIL WAR

SERGEANT I US ARMY

GRAVELLY RUN, VA

31 MARCH 1865

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PETER T.
ANDERSON

CIVIL WAR

PRIVATE I US ARMY

BENTONVILLE, NC

19 MARCH 1865

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ALBERT
O'CONNOR

CIVIL WAR

1ST SERGEANT I US ARMY

GRAVELLY RUN, VA

1 APRIL 1865

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DANIEL B.

MOORE

CIVIL WAR

BREVET CAPTAIN I US ARMY

FORT BLAKELY, AL
9 APRIL 1865

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CLARON A.
WINDUS

FRONTIER WARS

CAPTAIN I US ARMY

WICHITA RIVER, TX

12 JULY 1870

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FRANK E.

HILL

FRONTIER WARS

1ST SERGEANT I US ARMY

DATE CREEK, AZ
8 SEPTEMBER 1872

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RICHARD J.

NOLAN

FRONTIER WARS

FARRIER I US ARMY

WHITE CLAY CREEK, SD
30 DECEMBER 1890

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JOSEPH A.

CABLE

FRONTIER WARS

CORPORAL I US ARMY

CEDAR CREEK, MT
21 OCTOBER 1876

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FRANK A.

YOUNG

BOXER REBELLION

SERGEANT MAJOR I US MARINE CORPS

PEKING, CHINA
16 JULY 1900

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GUY W.S.
CASTLE

MEXICAN CAMPAIGN

COMMANDER I US NAVY

VERACRUZ, MEXICO

21 APRIL 1914

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JOHN O.

SIEGEL

WWI

BOATSWAIN'S MATE I US NAVY

NORFOLK, VA
1 NOVEMBER 1918

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DOUGLAS
MACARTHUR

WWII

GENERAL I US ARMY

LUZON, PHILIPPINES

12 JULY 1941

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KENNETH E.
GRUENNERT

WWII

SERGEANT I US ARMY

BUNA, NEW GUINEA

24 DECEMBER 1942

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OSCAR V.
PETERSON

WWII

CHIEF WATERTENDER I US NAVY

CORAL SEA

7 MAY 1942

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BENJAMIN L.
SALOMON

WWII

CAPTAIN I US ARMY

SAIPAN, MARIANAS ISLANDS

7 JULY 1944

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TRUMAN O.
OLSON

WWII

SERGEANT I US ARMY

CISTERNA, ITALY

30-31 JANUARY 1944

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RICHARD I.
BONG

WWII

MAJOR I US ARMY AIR CORPS

OVER BORNEO & LEYTE, 

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1944

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GERALD L.
ENDL

WWII

STAFF SERGEANT I US ARMY

ANAMO, NEW GUINEA

11 JULY 1944

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MELVIN O.
HANDRICH

KOREAN WAR

MASTER SERGEANT I US ARMY

SAN MOUNTAIN, KOREA

25 AUGUST 1950

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BEAUFORD T.
ANDERSON

WWII

FIRST LIEUTENANT I US ARMY

OKINAWA, JAPAN

12 APRIL 1945

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JEROME A.
SUDUT

KOREAN WAR

SECOND LIEUTENANT I US ARMY

KUMHWA, KOREA

12 SEPTEMBER 1951

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EINAR H.
INGMAN JR.

KOREAN WAR

SERGEANT I US ARMY

MALTARI, KOREA

26 FEBRUARY 1951

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LANCE P.
SIJAN

VIETNAM WAR

CAPTAIN I US AIR FORCE

LAOS AND NORTH VIETNAM

9 NOVEMBER 1967

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LESLIE A.
BELLRICHARD

VIETNAM WAR

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS I US ARMY

PLEIKU PROVINCE, VIETNAM

20 MAY 1967

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GEORGE E.
ALBEE

FRONTIER WARS

CAPTAIN I US ARMY

BRAZOS RIVER, TX

28 OCTOBER 1869

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RICHARD H.
COSGRIFF

CIVIL WAR

PRIVATE I US ARMY

COLUMBUS, GA

16 APRIL 1865

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MARCUS M.
ROBBINS

FRONTIER WARS

SERGEANT I US ARMY

SAPPA CREEK, KS

23 APRIL 1875

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THEODORE W.B.
GOLDIN

FRONTIER WARS

PRIVATE I US ARMY

LITTLE BIG HORN, MT

26 JUNE 1876

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OSCAR
BROOKINS

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

PRIVATE I US ARMY

EL CANEY, CUBA

1 JULY 1898

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HUGH J.
MCGRATH

PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN WAR

MAJOR I US ARMY

CALAMBA LUZON, PHILIPPINES

26 JULY 1899

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ABRAHAM
DESOMER

MEXICAN CAMPAIGN

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER I US NAVY

VERACRUZ, MEXICO

21 APRIL 1914

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CLAYTON K.
SLACK

WWI

PRIVATE I US ARMY

CONSENVOYE, FRANCE

9 OCTOBER 1918

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FRANKLIN
VAN VALKENBURGH

WWII

CAPTAIN I US NAVY

PEARL HARBOR, HI

7 DECEMBER 1941

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CASSIN
YOUNG

WWII

CAPTAIN I US NAVY

PEARL HARBOR, HI

7 DECEMBER 1941

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ELMER J.
BURR

WWII

FIRST SERGEANT I US ARMY

BUNA, NEW GUINEA

24 DECEMBER 1942

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BERYL R.
NEWMAN

WWII

CAPTAIN I US ARMY

CISTERNA, ITALY

26 MAY 1944