Arizona Medal of Honor

Arizona Medal of Honor (HMJMC)

Location: Bullhead City, AZ 86442 Mohave County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 5.646', W 114° 38.045'

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The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Armed Forces to those who distinguish themselves "?conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States?"

The first Medal of Honor action in our nation's history occurred at Apache Pass, Arizona on February 13, 1861 by U. S. Army Assistant Surgeon Bernard J. D. Irwin.

During the Indian Campaigns 152 Native Americans were awarded the Medal of Honor for action "on the ground" in Arizona.

Arizona's Sylvestre Herrera is the only man in history to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Mexican equivalent.

The first 11 Medal of Honor recipients listed below were Arizona Native Americans who fought in the 1871-1873 Indian Campaigns.

William Alchesay · Chiquito · Jim · Kosoha · Nannasaddie · Blanquet · Elsatsoosh · Kelsay · Machol · Nantaje · Rowdy

Frank Luke Jr - WW I · John H. Pruitt - WW I · Silvestre Herrera -WW II · Oscar P. Austin -Vietnam · Nicky Bacon - Vietnam · Fred E Ferguson - Vietnam
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Year Placed2008
Placed ByVeterans United Inc
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 5:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 715667 N 3886039
Decimal Degrees35.09410000, -114.63408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 5.646', W 114° 38.045'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 5' 38.76" N, 114° 38' 2.70" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 402 Whitewater Dr, Bullhead City AZ 86442, US
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