The Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor (HM167J)

Location: Edwards AFB, CA 93524 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.68', W 117° 53.869'

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In Memory of United States Air Force

— Medal of Honor Recipients —

Main Plaque:
The medal of honor is the highest U.S. military decoration awarded to individuals who, while serving in the U.S. armed services, have distinguished themselves by conspicuous gallantry and courage at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty. Each decoration awarded represents an incontestable act of bravery or self-sacrifice involving obvious risk of life and, if the risk had not been taken, there would be no grounds for censure. The President of the United States presents the award in the name of Congress. Originally authorized by congress in 1861, it is sometimes called the
"Congressional Medal of Honor".

This memorial is designed with a distinct turn indicating civilization turning to a new course without war and the three blank blocks of concrete represent a future with an absence of any more medal of honor recipients.
This memorial was dedicated
On the 14th day of October 1997.
Second Plaque:
World War I
Recipient —- Date and Place of Action
Bleckley, 2D Lt. Erwin R. Oct.6, 1918 - Binarville, France · Coettler, 2D Lt. Harold E. - Oct. 6, 1918 - Binarville, France · Luke, 2D Lt. Frank, Jr. - Sept. 29, 1918 - Murvaux, France · Rickenbacker, Capt. Edward V. - Sept. 25, 1918 - Billy, France

Third Plaque:
World War II
Recipient —- Date and Place of Action
Baker, Lt. Col. Addison E. - Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania · Bong, Maj. Richard I. - Oct. 10-Nov. 15, 1944 - Southwest Pacific · Carswell, Maj. Horace S., Jr. - Oct. 26, 1944 - Southwest China Sea · Castle, Brig. Gen. Frederick W. - Dec. 24, 1944 - Liege, Belgium · Cheli, Maj. Ralph Aug.18, 1943 Wewak, New GuineaCraw, Col. Demas T. - Nov. 8, 1942 - Port Lyautey, French Morocco · Doolittle, Lt. Col. James H. - Apr. 18, 1942 - Tokyo, Japan · Erwin, SSgt. Henry E. - Apr. 12, 1945 - Koriyama, Japan · Femoyer, 2D Lt. Robert E. - Nov. 2, 1944 - Merseburg, Germany · Gott, 1St Lt. Donald J. - Nov. 9, 1944 - Saarbrucken, Germany · Hamilton, Maj. Pierpont M. - Nov. 8, 1942 - Port Lyautey, French Morocco · Howard, Lt. Col. James H. - Jan. 11, 1944 - Oschersleben, Germany · Hughes, 2D Lt. Lloyd H. - Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania · Jerstad, Maj. John L. - Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania · Johnson, Col. Leon W. - Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania · Kane, Col. John R. - Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania · Kearby, Col Neel E. - Oct. 11, 1943 - Wewak, New Guinea · Kingsley, 2D Lt. David R. - June 23, 1944 - Ploesti, Romania · Knight, 1st Lt. Raymond L. - Apr. 25, 1945 - Po Valley, Italy · Lawley, 1st Lt. William R., Jr. - Feb. 20, 1944 - Leipzig, Germany · Lindsey, Capt. Darrell R. - Aug. 9, 1944 - Pontoise, France · Mathies, SSgt. Archibald - Feb. 20, 1944 - Leipzig, Germany · Mathis, 1st Lt. Jack W. - Mar. 18, 1943 - Vegesack, Germany · McGuire, Maj. Thomas B., Jr. - Dec. 25-26, 1944 - Luzon, Philippine Islands · Metzger, 2D Lt. William E., Jr. - Nov. 9, 1944 - Saarbrucken, Germany · Michael, 1st Lt. Edwards S. - Apr. 11, 1944 - Brunswick, Germany · Morgan, 2D Lt. John C. - July 28, 1943 - Kiel, Germany · Pease, Capt. Harl, Jr. - Aug. 7, 1942 - Rabaul, New Britain · Pucket, 1st Lt. Donald D. - July 9, 1944 - Ploesti, Romania · Sarnoski, 2D Lt. Joseph R. - June 16, 1943 - Buka, Solomon Islands · Shomo, Maj. William A. - Jan. 11, 1945 - Luzon, Philippine Islands · Smith, SSgt. Maynard H. - May 1, 1943 - St. Nazaire, France · Truemper, 2D Lt. Walter E. - Feb. 20, 1944 - Leipzig, Germany · Vance, Lt. Col. Leon R., Jr. - June 5, 1944 - Wimereaux, France · Vosler, TSgt. Forrest L. - Dec. 20, 1943 - Bremen, Germany · Walker, Brig. Gen. Kenneth N. - Jan. 5, 1943 - Rabaul, New Britain · Wilkins, Maj. Raymond H. - Nov. 2, 1943 - Rabaul, New Britain · Zeamer, Maj. Jay, Jr. - June 16, 1943 - Buka, Solomon Islands

Fourth Plaque:
Korea
Recipient —- Date and Place of Action
Davis, Maj. George A., Jr. - Feb. 10, 1952 - Sinuiju-Yalu River, N. Korea · Loring, Maj. Charles J., Jr. - Nov. 22, 1952 - Sniper Ridge, N. Korea · Sebille, Maj. Louis J. - Aug. 5, 1950 - Hamchang, S. Korea · Walmsley, Capt. John S., Jr. - Sept. 14, 1951 - Yangdok, N. Korea

Fifth Plaque:
Vietnam
Recipient —- Date and Place of Action
Bennett, Capt. Steven L. - June 29, 1972 - Quang Tri, S. Vietnam · Day, Col. George E. - Aug. 26, 1967 - Hanoi, N. Vietnam · Dethlefsen, Maj. Merlyn H. - Mar. 10, 1967 - Thai Nguyen, N. Vietnam · Fisher, Maj. Bernard F. - Mar. 10, 1966 - A Shau Valley, S. Vietnam · Fleming, 1st Lt. James P. - Nov. 26, 1968 - Duc Co, S. Vietnam · Jackson, Lt. Col. Joe M. - May 12, 1966 - Kham Duc, S. Vietnam · Jones, Col. William A., III - Sept.1, 1968 - Dong Hoi, N. Vietnam · Levitow, A1C John L. - Feb. 24, 1969 - Long Binh, S. Vietnam · Sijan, Capt. Lance P. - Nov. 9, 1969 - N. Vietnam · Thorsness, Lt. Col. Leo K. - Apr. 19, 1967 - N. Vietnam · Wilbanks, Capt. Hilliard A. - Feb.24, 1967 - Dalat, S. VietnamYoung, Capt. Gerald O. Nov. 9, 1967 Da Nang Area, S. Vietnam · Pitsenbarger, A1C William H. - Apr. 11, 1966 - Cam My S. Vietnam
Details
HM NumberHM167J
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByAir Force Flight Test Center Command
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 4:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 417999 N 3865426
Decimal Degrees34.92800000, -117.89781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.68', W 117° 53.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 40.80" N, 117° 53' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1099 N Muroc Dr, Edwards AFB CA 93524, US
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