Nebraska Medal of Honor

In 1969, Nebraskans who were awarded the Medal of Honor became eligible for induction into the Nebraska Hall of Fame. Individuals selected include people who have been awarded the Medal of Honor for service within Nebraska and native Nebraskans and others who have been residents for at least two years before or after their military service.

Conflict / War Dates Honorees
Civil War 1861 – 1865

Delavan Bates; John G. Bourke; Jefferson Coates;James K. L. Duncan; Augustin Flanagan; Joseph Hanks; Guy V. Henry; Orion P. Howe

Find out more about the Civil War and Nebraska:
The Civil War Connection
The Civil War & Texas Beef
Widows and Orphans

Indian Campaigns 1865 – 1890

John B. Babcock; Edmund Butler; Heth Canfield; Co-Rux-Ah-Kah-Wah-Dee (Traveling Bear); Matthias W. Day; John Denny; John H. Foley; George Grant; Leander Herron; Charles H. Heyl; Michael Himmelsback; Thomas Hubbard; Henry Johnson; George Jordan; Patrick J. Leonard; Patrick T. Leonard; William B. Lewis; Francis W. Lohnes; Jeptha L. Lytton; John Mott McMahon; George Miller; Emanuel Stance; William H. Strayer; George W. Thompson; Leroy H. Vokes; William O. Wilson

Find out more about the Indian Campaigns and Nebraska:
Conflicts Among the Tribes & Settlers

Spanish-American War 1898

John W. Ehle; James Meredith

Find out more about the Spanish-American War and Nebraska:
William Jennings Bryan

Philippines 1911

Jacob Jr. Volz

World War I 1917 – 1919

Nelson M. Holderman; Edward V. Rickenbacker

Find out more about World War I and its aftermath in Nebraska:
Racial Tensions

World War II 1941 – 1945

Vernon Baker; Harold W. Bauer; Robert D. Booker; Richard E. Cowan; Dale M. Hansen; Floyd K. Lindstrom; John J. Parle; Leo J. Powers; John J. Tominac; Jack L. Treadwell

Find out more about World War II and Nebraska:
Nebraska & World War II: Pearl Harbor
Nebraskans on the Front Lines - Uncle Sam Wants You!
On The Home Front
Arsenal for Democracy
POWs Far from the Battleground
Nebraska Helps Win the War
The War: Nebraska Stories

Korean War 1950 – 1953

Edward Gomez; Ernest Kouma

Find out more about the Korean War and Nebraska:
The Red Menace

Vietnam War 1950 – 1953

Ronald L. Coker; James W. Fous; Charles C. Hagemeister; Robert J. Hibbs; Miguel Keith; Joseph R. Kerrey; Gerald O. Young

Find out more about the Vietnam War and Nebraska:
The Creation of SAC