Medal Of Honor Recipients Who Were Born In Texas

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Medal of Honor Recipients Who Were Born InTexasAdams, LucianPort Arthur, TX (DeQuincy, LA?)World War II(Adams’ WWII draft card states that he was born in Louisiana. Most sources say Texas but no birthcertificate has been located.)Austin, Oscar PalmerNacogdoches, TXVietnam WarAustin, William GraftonGalveston, TXIndian CampaignsBarkeley, David BennesLaredo, TXWorld War IBenavidez, Roy PerezCuero, TXVietnam WarBennett, Steven LoganPalestine, TXVietnam WarBordelon, William JamesSan Antonio, TXWorld War IICarswell, Jr., Horace SeaverFort Worth, TXWorld War IICole, Robert GeorgeFort Sam Houston, TXWorld War IIDavila, Rudolph BlancoEl Paso, TXWorld War IIDavis, Jr., George AndrewDublin, TXKorean WarDealey, Samuel DavidDallas, TXWorld War IIEdwards, Daniel RichmondMooreville, TXWorld War IErevia, Santiago JesusNordheim, TXVietnam WarEspinoza, Victor HugoEl Paso, TXKorean WarFerguson, Frederick EdgarPilot Point, TXVietnam WarFields, James HerschelCaddo, TXWorld War IIFowler, Thomas WeldonWichita Falls, TXWorld War IIGarcia, Jr., CandelarioCorsicana, TXVietnam WarGonzalez, Alfredo Cantu "Freddy"Edinburg, TXVietnam WarGraves, Terrence CollinsonCorpus Christi, TXVietnam WarHarrell, William GeorgeRio Grande City, TXWorld War IICompiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USAs of 3 August 2020Page 1

BORN IN TEXAS (Continued):Harris, James Lindell (Lendell)Hillsboro, TXWorld War II(Harris’ WWII draft card spells his name Lendell as does his full signature on the card.)Harrison, William KellyWaco, TXMexican CampaignHayden, David EphraimFlorence, TXWorld War IHerrera, Silvestre SantanaEl Paso, TX (Chihuahua, Mexico)World War II(Most sources say that Herrera was born in Texas but he stated in an interview that he was born inChihuahua, Mexico, and his family moved to El Paso, Texas, when he was a baby.)Holland, Milton MurrayAustin, TXCivil WarHowze, Robert LeeOverton, TXIndian CampaignsHutchins, Johnnie Davidnear Weimer, TXWorld War IIKane, John Rileynear McGregor, TXWorld War IIKearby, Neel Earnestnear Wichita Falls, TXWorld War IIKeathley, George DennisOlney, TXWorld War IIKeith, MiguelSan Antonio, TXVietnam WarKimbro, TrumanMadisonville, TXWorld War IIKnight, Jack LlewellynGarner, TXWorld War IIKnight, Raymond LarryHouston, TXWorld War IILaw, Robert DavidFort Worth, TXVietnam WarLeonard, Turney WhiteDallas, TXWorld War IILogan, James MarionNcNeil, TXWorld War IILopez, Jose MendozeMission, TX (Santiago Huitlan, Mexico)World War II(Most sources say that Lopez was born in Texas but he later stated in multiple interviews and his funeralprogram recorded that he was born in Mexico)Lummus, JackEnnis, TXWorld War IIMartinez, BenitoFort Hancock, TXKorean WarCompiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USAs of 3 August 2020Page 2

BORN IN TEXAS (Continued):Mathis, Jack WarrenSterling City, TX (San Angelo, TX)World War II(Some sources list Mathis’ birth as Sterling City but his birth certificate shows it was San Angelo)McCleery, Finnis DawsonStephenville, (Duffau) TX(McCleery’s birth certificate reads born in Daffau, Texas)Vietnam WarMcLennon, JohnFort Belknap, TXIndian CampaignsMitchell, Frank NiciasIndian Gap, TXKorean WarMoreland, Whitt LloydWaco, TXKorean WarMorgan, John Cary "Red"Vernon, TXWorld War IIMurphy, Audie Leonnear Kingston, TXWorld War IIO'Brien, Jr., George HermanFort Worth, TXKorean WarPena, Mike CastanedaNewgulf, TXKorean WarRoan, Charles HowardClaude, TXWorld War IIRodela, JoseCorpus Christi, TXVietnam WarRodriguez, Cleto L.San Marcos, TXWorld War IISampler, Samuel MajorDecatur, TXWorld War ISasser, Clarence EugeneChenango, TXVietnam WarShelton, George MathewsBrownwood, TXPhilippine InsurrectionSmith, Paul RayEl Paso, TXWar on Terror-IraqSteindam, Russell AlbertAustin, TXVietnam WarSwanson, Jon EdwardSan Antonio, TXVietnam WarTurner, George BentonLongview, TXWorld War IIWhiteley, Eli LamarFlorence, TXWorld War IIWilliams, Matthew O.Boerne, TXWar on TerrorAfghanistanYoung, Marvin RexAlpine, TXVietnam WarCompiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USAs of 3 August 2020Page 3

Medal of Honor Recipients Who Entered The Service InTexasAdams, LucianPort Arthur, (Houston) TX(Adam’s Nat’l Archives service listing shows he actually enlisted in Houston)World War IIAnderson, Richard AllenHouston, TXVietnam WarBarkeley, David BennesSan Antonio, TXWorld War IBenavidez, Roy PerezHouston, TXVietnam WarBordelon, William JamesHouston, TXWorld War IIBulkeley, John DuncanTexasWorld War IICano, PedroTexas, possibly EdinburgWorld War II(Cano’s actual enlistment location is unconfirmed but his WWII Draft card shows residency in Edinburg)Carswell, Jr., Horace SeaverSan Angelo, TXWorld War IICole, Robert GeorgeSan Antonio, TXWorld War IIConnor, JohnJefferson, TXIndian CampaignsCreek, Thomas ElbertAmarillo, TXVietnam WarDavis, Jr., George AndrewLubbock, TXKorean WarDealey, Samuel DavidTexasWorld War II(Dealey is accredited to Texas but the exact city he joined the Naval Academy from is not known)Dozier, James BelleFort Richardson, TXIndian CampaignsEdwards, Daniel RichmondBruceville, TXWorld War IErevia, Santiago JesusSan Antonio, TXVietnam WarEspinoza, Victor HugoTexasKorean WarEverhart, Sr., Forrest EugeneTexas City, TX (Chillicothe, OH)World War II(Everhart is officially accredited to Texas City but the Nat’l Archives service listing shows his actualenlistment was in Chillicothe, OH)Factor, PompeyFort Duncan, TXIndian CampaignsFields, James HerschelHouston, (Ft Sam Houston) TXWorld War IICompiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USAs of 3 August 2020Page 4

ENTERED SERVICE IN TEXAS (Continued):Fowler, Thomas WeldonWichita Falls, (Houston) TX(Fowler’s Nat’l Archives service listing shows he actually enlisted in Houston)World War IIGarcia, Jr., Candelariopossibly Corsicana, Texas(Garcia’s accreditation is unconfirmed but may have been Corsicana, Texas)Vietnam WarGarcia, Marcario True name likely MacarioSugar Land, (Houston) TX(Garcia’s Nat’l Archives service listing shows he actually enlisted in Houston)World War IIGonzalez, Alfredo Cantu "Freddy"Vietnam WarSan Antonio, TXGreen, JohnColumbus, Ohio (San Antonio, TX)Indian Campaigns(Green enlisted in the army in Columbus, Ohio, in 1846 and was discharged two years later. Hereenlisted in San Antonio, Texas in 1852, received a commission in 1855, and appears to have servedcontinuously until his retirement in November 1889. History accredited his service and Medal of Honorto Ohio but it may actually belong to Texas.)Guillen, AmbrosioEl Paso, TX (Albuquerque, NM)Korean War(Guillen is accredited to Texas but the USMC muster rolls show he enlisted in NM)Hanson, Jack GlennonGalveston, TXKorean WarHarrell, William GeorgeHarlingen, TXWorld War II(Some sources show Harrell accredited to Mercedes but his USMC biography states he enlisted inHarlingen)Harris, James Lindell (Lendell)Hillsboro, TXWorld War II(Harris’ WWII draft card spells his name Lendell as does his full signature on the card.)Harrison, William KellyTexasMexican CampaignHawkins, William DeaneEl Paso, TXWorld War IIHayden, David EphraimHouston, TXWorld War IHowze, Robert LeeOverton, TXIndian CampaignsHughes, Lloyd HerbertSan Antonio, TXWorld War IIHutchins, Johnnie DavidHouston, TXWorld War IIKeathley, George DennisLamesa, TXWorld War IIKearby, Neel EarnestDallas, TX (March Field, CA)World War II(Kearby is accredited to Texas but several sources state he actually enlisted at March Field, CA)Compiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USAs of 3 August 2020Page 5

ENTERED SERVICE IN TEXAS (Continued):Kilmer, John EdwardHouston, TXKorean WarKimbro, TrumanHouston, (Ft. Sam Houston) TXWorld War II(Kimbro’s Nat’l Archives service listing shows he actually enlisted at Ft. Sam Houston)Knight, Jack LlewellynWeatherford, (Mineral Wells) TXWorld War II(Knight’s Nat’l Archives service listing shows he actually enlisted in Mineral Wells)Knight, Raymond LarryHouston, TXWorld War IILaw, Robert DavidDallas, TXVietnam WarLee, Milton ArthurSan Antonio, TXVietnam WarLeonard, Turney WhiteDallas, TXWorld War IILloyd, GeorgeCanton, TXIndian CampaignsLogan, James MarionLuling, TXWorld War IILopez, Jose MendozeBrownsville, (San Antonio) TXWorld War II(Lopez’ Nat’l Archives service listing shows he actually enlisted in San Antonio)Lummus, Jack Birth name: Andrew Jackson Lummus, Jr.Dallas, TXWorld War IIMartinez, BenitoFort Hancock, TXKorean WarMathis, Jack WarrenSan Angelo, TXWorld War IIMcCabe, WilliamFort Duncan, TXIndian CampaignsMcCleery, Finnis DawsonSan Angelo, TXVietnam WarMcDonald, Franklin M.Fort Griffin, TXIndian CampaignsMcNerney, David HerbertFort Bliss, TXVietnam WarMitchell, Frank NiciasRoaring Springs, TX (Dallas, TX)Korean War(Mitchell is accredited to Roaring Springs but the USMC muster rolls show he actually enlisted in Dallas)Moreland, Whitt LloydAustin, TXKorean WarMurphy, Audie LeonDallas, TXWorld War IIO'Brien, Jr., George HermanBig Spring, TXKorean WarCompiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USAs of 3 August 2020Page 6

ENTERED SERVICE IN TEXAS (Continued):Paine, AdamFort Duncan, TXIndian CampaignsPayne, IsaacFort Duncan, TXIndian CampaignsPena, Mike CastanedaEl Paso, TXKorean WarPendleton, Charles FrankFort Worth, TXKorean WarPhillips, George FrederickGalveston, TXSpanish-American WarRoan, Charles HowardTexas (possibly Oklahoma City, OK)World War II(Roan is listed as entering the service in Texas but a newspaper article announcing his ship namesakestates he actually enlisted in Oklahoma City, OK)Robinson, Jr., James E.Waco, TXWorld War IIRodela, JoseCorpus Christi, TXVietnam WarRodriguez, Cleto L.San Antonio, TXWorld War IISampler, Samuel MajorAltus, Oklahoma (Quanah, TX)World War I(Sampler is accredited to Oklahoma but a biographer who researched Sampler extensively recorded hisactual enlistment was in Texas. His Nat’l Archives file agrees)Sasser, Clarence EugeneHouston, TXVietnam WarShelton, George MathewsBillington, TXPhilippine InsurrectionSteindam, Russell AlbertAustin, TXVietnam WarStone, James LamarHouston, TXKorean WarWallace, Herman ClaudiousLubbock, TXWorld War IIWard, JohnFort Duncan, TXIndian CampaignsWatkins, Travis EarlTexasKorean War(Watkins’ press release states he enlisted in Dallas in 1939 for WWII but the Nat’l Archives recordedFlorida. The NARA listing for Korea shows Texas as Home of Record.)Whiteley, Eli LamarGeorgetown, (Houston) TXWorld War II(Whiteley’s Nat’l Archives service listing shows he actually enlisted in Houston)Williams, Matthew O.tentatively - Boerne, TXCompiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USWar on TerrorAfghanistanAs of 3 August 2020Page 7

ENTERED SERVICE IN TEXAS (Continued):Wilson, Alfred MacAbilene, TXVietnam WarYoung, Marvin RexOdessa, TXVietnam WarMedal of Honor Recipients Who’s Action Took Place InTexas(Indian Campaigns unless otherwise specified)Albee, George EmersonBrazos River, TXAnderson, JamesWichita River, TXBaldwin, Frank Dwightnorth fork of McClellans Creek, TXBell, George H.Galveston Bay, TXBergendahl, FrederickStaked Plains, TXBowden, SamuelLittle Wichita River, TXBranagan, Edwardnorth fork of Red River, TX, near mouth of McLellan's creekCarter, Robert GoldthwaiteBrazos River, TXChapman, AmosWashita River, TXComfort, John W.Staked Plains, TXConnor, JohnWichita River, TXDeArmond, WilliamUpper Washita, TXDixon, William "Billy"Washita River, TXDozier, James BelleWichita River, TXEldridge, George H.Wichita River, TXFactor, PompeyPecos River, TXFoster, Williamnorth fork of Red River, TX near mouth of McLellan's creekGiven, John J.Wichita River, TXCompiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USCivil WarAs of 3 August 2020Page 8

MEDALS EARNED IN TEXAS (Continued):Harrington, JohnWashita River, TXHay, Fred StewartWichita River, TXHesseltine, Francis SnowMatagorda Bay, TXJames, JohnUpper Washita River, TXKeating, DanielWichita River, TXKelly, John J. H.Upper Wichita River, TXKelly, ThomasUpper Wichita River, TXKerrigan, ThomasWichita River, TXKirk, JohnWichita River, TXKitchen, George KrauseUpper Wichita River, TXKnox, John W.Upper Wichita River, TXKoelpin, WilliamUpper Wichita River, TXLarkin, Davidnorth fork of Red River, TX near mouth of McLellan's creekMahoney, Gregory PatrickRed River, TXMay, JohnWichita River, TXMcCabe, WilliamRed River, TXMcDonald, Franklin M.Fort Griffin, TXMcMasters, Henry A.north fork of Red River, TX near mouth of McLellan's creek TXMcNamara, Williamnorth fork of Red River, TX near mouth of McLellan's creek TXMitchell, JohnUpper Washita River, TXMorris, William W.Upper Washita River, TXNeal, Solon D.Wichita River, TXNeilon, Frederick S.Upper Washita River, TXCompiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USCivil WarAs of 3 August 2020Page 9

MEDALS EARNED IN TEXAS (Continued):O'Neill, Williamnorth fork of Red River, TX near mouth of McLellan's creekO'Sullivan, John FrancisStaked Plains, TXPaine, AdamCanyon Blanco tributary of the Red River, TXPayne, IsaacPecos River, TXPennsyl, JosiahUpper Washita River, TXPhoenix, EdwinRed River, TXPorter, SamuelWichita River, TXPratt, James N.north fork of Red River,TX near mouth of McLellan's creekRankin, Williamnorth fork of Red River, TX near mouth of McLellan's creekRoth, Peter PaulWashita River, TXSharpless, Edward ClayUpper Washita River, TXSmith, Charles E.Wichita River, TXSmith, George W.Washita River, TXStance, EmanuelKickapoo Springs, TXStokes, AlonzoWichita River, TXVeuve, ErnestStaked Plains, TXWalker, AllenTexas (12 Mi N of Guerra on Farm/Ranch Rd 649)Ward, JohnPecos River, TXWarrington, III, LewisMuchaque Valley, TXWatson, James CurticWichita River, TXWelch, MichaelWichita River, TXWilson, BenjaminWichita River, TXWilson, WilliamColorado Valley, TXCompiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USAs of 3 August 2020Page 10

Compiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USAs of 3 August 2020Page 11

MEDALS EARNED IN TEXAS (Continued):Wilson, Williamnorth fork of Red River, TX near mouth of McLellan's creek(William Wilson is a double recipient)Windus, Claron AugustusWichita River, TXWinterbottom, WilliamWichita River, TXWoodall, Zachariah TaylorWashita River, TXCompiled by Gayle Alvarez, Medal of Honor Historical Society, USAs of 3 August 2020Page 12

Austin, Oscar Palmer Nacogdoches, TX Vietnam War Austin, William . Lopez, Jose Mendoze Mission, TX (Santiago Huitlan, Mexico) World War II (Most sources say that Lopez was born in Texas but he later stated in multiple interviews and his funeral program recorded that he was born in Mexico) Lummus, Jack Ennis, TX World War II Martinez, Benito Fort Hancock, TX Korean War . Compiled by Gayle .

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