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Congressional Medal of Honor List

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor. The following individuals have a Kansas connection. Do you know other soldiers who were Medal of Honor recipients that have a Kansas connection? If so, please send a short biography to include on Kansapedia.


Name Birth Birthplace War
Adams, Stanley T. May 9, 1922 DeSoto, Kansas Korea
Balch, John H. January 2, 1896 Edgerton, Kansas World War I
Bauer, Harold W. November 20, 1908 Woodruff, Kansas World War II
Bleckley, Erwin R. December 30, 1894 Wichita, Kansas World War I
Cowan, Richard December 5, 1922 Lincoln, Nebraska
Grew up in Wichita, Kansas
World War II

Ehlers, Walter D.

May 7, 1921

Junction City, Kansas

World War II

Ferguson, Arthur M.

December 11, 1877

Coffey County, Kansas

Philippine Insurrection

Foster, Paul F.

March 25, 1889

Wichita, Kansas

Mexican Campaign, Vera Cruz

Fuston, Frederick

November 9, 1865

Springfield, Ohio

Philippine Insurrection

Hawkins, William D.

April 19, 1914

Fort Scott, Kansas

World War II

Henderson, Joseph


Leavenworth, Kansas

Philippine Insurrection

Johnston, Harold I.


Kendell, Kansas

World War II

McCall, Thomas E.


Burton, Kansas

World War II

McGonacle, William L.

November 19, 1925

Wichita, Kansas


Mallon, George H.

June 15, 1877

Ogden, Kansas

World War I

Peterson, Danny J.

March 11, 1949

Horton, Kansas


Robb, George S.

May 18, 1887

Assaria, Kansas

World War I

Ross, Donald K

December 8, 1910

Beverly, Kansas

World War II

Timmerman, Grant F.

February 19, 1919

Americus, Kansas

World War II

Trembley, William B.


Johnson, Kansas

Philippine Insurrection

Wallace, George W.


Fort Riley, Kansas

Philippine Insurrection

White, Edward


Seneca, Kansas

Philippine Insurrection

Entry: Congressional Medal of Honor List

Author: Haydan Vosburgh

Date Created: August 2002

Date Modified: July 2012

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