Daviess Co. natives who have received the Medal of Honor:
John J. Given-Corp, Co K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Died while trying to recover a fallen soldier at Wichita River, Texas, July 12, 1870.
Thomas Cruse- 2nd Lt., 6th U.S. Cavalry. His charge at Big Dry Fork, Az., July 17, 1882, against enemy Native American troops led to recovery of a wounded soldier.
David P. Nash-Private First Class, Co B, 39th Infantry. Died at Giao Duc, Vietnam, Dec. 29, 1968. After his patrol established a position, Pfc. Nash and another kept watch while two other men slept. When an enemy grenade landed nearby, he shouted a warning and leapt on the explosive, thereby saving the lives of the three men.