Wisconsin Medal of Honor Recipients

The Medals of Honor awarded by each of the three branches of the U.S. military, and are, from left to right, the Army, Coast Guard/Navy/Marine Corps and Air Force.
The Medal of Honor is the highest decoration for bravery awarded to members of the armed forces of the United States. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, only for a deed of supreme valor and self-sacrifice distinguished by "gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty." More often than not, the Medal of Honor is awarded posthumously.

President Abraham Lincoln approved the creation of the Medal of Honor in 1862, and during the Civil War some 1,527 Union soldiers and sailors earned it. In all, 3,394 Medals have been awarded. Wisconsin citizens received 62, including the special Medal of Honor awarded by Congress to Milwaukee-born advocate of air power General William C. "Billy" Mitchell.

Wisconsin citizens have received the Medal of Honor in the following conflicts: Civil War, 21; Frontier Wars, 7; Spanish American War, 1; Philippine Insurrection, 1; Boxer Rebellion, 1; Mexican Campaign, 2; World War I, 2; World War II, 15; Korea, 5; Vietnam, 6.
Additional information regarding the Congressional Medal of Honor:

It is my goal to visit and photograph the graves / monuments / historical markers of all medal of honor recipients buried in Wisconsin. This post represents what has been completed to date, and will be updated as new locations are added.

Wisconsin Medal of Honor Recipients

Civil War (1861-1865) -- 21 Recipients

Anderson, Peter (Army)

Coates, Jefferson (Army)

Cosgriff, Richard H (Army)

Cushing, Alonzo 1st Lt. (Army)
Dolloff, Charles W. (Army)
Durham, John S. (Army)

Ellis, Horace (Army)

Ellis, William (Army)

Hayes, John (Navy)

Hilliker, Benjamin (Army)
Johnson, John

McArthur, Arthur Jr.

McCormick, Michael (Navy)
Moore, Daniel B. (Army)

Murphy, Denis J.F. (Army)
O'Connor, Albert (Army)

Patterson, John T. (Army)
Phillips, Josiah (Army)
Pond, George F. (Army)

Pond, James B. (Army)

Sickles, William H. (Army)

Toohey, Thomas (Army)

Truell, Edwin M. (Army)
Waller, Francis A. (Army)
    World War I (1914-1918) -- 1 Recipients

    Whittlesey, Charles White (Army)

    World War II (1941-1945) -- 16 Recipients

    Angerholm, Harold C. (Marine Corps)

    Anderson, Beauford T. (Army)
    Bong, Richard I. (Army Air Corps):
    Burr, Elmer J. (Army):
    Endl, Gerald L. (Army)

    Gruennert, Kenneth E. (Army)

    Jerstad, John L. (Army Air Corps)

    MacArthur, Douglas (Army)

    Miller, Andrew (Army)
      Mower, Charles E. (Army):
      Miller, Andrew (Army):
      Newman, Beryl R. (Army)

      Olson, Truman O. (Army)
      Peterson, Oscar V. (Navy)

      Solomon, Benjamin L. (Army)

      Van Valkenburgh, Franklin (Navy)
      Young, Cassin (Navy)

        Korean War (1950-1953) -- 5 Recipients

        Christianson, Stanley R. (Marine Corps)

        Handrich, Melvin O. (Army):
        Ingman, Elnar (Army)
        Red Cloud, Mitchell Jr. (Army:
        Sudut, Jerome A. (Army)

        The Vietnam War (1964-1972) -- 6 Recipients

        Bellrichard, Leslie A. (Army)

        Fritz, Harold A. (Army)

        Modrejewski, Robert J. (Marine Corps)

        Sijan, Lance (Air Force)

        Stumpf, Kenneth E. (Army)
        Wetzel, Gary G. (Army)

        Honoring All Wisconsin Medal of Honor Recipients:

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