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Congressional Medal of Honor recipients

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
Funston, 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 Vietnam
Mallon, George H. June 15, 1877 Ogden, Kansas World War I
Peterson, Danny J. March 11, 1949


Horton, Kansas Vietnam
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 recipients

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: August 2002

Date Modified: February 2018

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