Kentucky

Other Kentucky men who have won the Medal of Honor

Kentucky winners

Dakota L. Meyer will be the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in nearly 40 years. He will become the 55th man born in Kentucky awarded the medal since it was established during the Civil War.

The list below provides the Medal of Honor winners, the county in which they were born, their branch of service and the conflict in which they were involved (some counties were not available):

William Earl Barber of Morgan County; U.S. Marine Corps; Korean War

William Bernard Baugh of Lincoln County; U.S. Marine Corps; Korean War

James Franklin Bell of Shelby County; U.S. Army; Philippine Insurrection

William Perkins Black; U.S. Army; Civil War

Richard Earl Bush of Barren County; U.S. Marine Corps Reserve; World War II

John H. Callahan of Shelby County; U.S. Army; Civil War

Edward Alvin Clary; U.S. Navy Interim; 1899-1910

John Walton Collier of Greenup County; U.S. Army; Korean War

Morris E. Crain of Ballard County; U.S. Army; World War II

Thomas Cruse of Daviess County; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

John S. Darrough of Mason County; U.S. Army; Civil War

John Davis of Carroll County; U.S. Army; Civil War

William L. Day of Barren County; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

Carl Henry Dodd of Harlan County; U.S. Army; Korean War

Charles Clinton Fleek of Boone County; U.S. Army; Vietnam War

John J. Given of Daviess County; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

Benjamin Franklin Hardaway; U.S. Army; Spanish-American War

William H. Harris of Madison County; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

George Holt; U.S. Navy Interim; 1871-1898

William H. Horsfall of Campbell County; U.S. Army; Civil War

Aaron R. Hudson of Madison County; U.S. Army; Civil War

John P. Hughey of Jefferson County; U.S. Army; Civil War

Don Jenkins of Butler County; U.S. Army; Vietnam War

John Brown Kerr of Fayette County; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

Darwin K. Kyle of Letcher County; U.S. Army; Korean War

Billy Lane Lauffer of Calloway County; U.S. Army; Vietnam War

Gary Lee Littrell of Henderson County; U.S. Army; Vietnam War

Leonard Foster Mason of Bell County; U.S. Marine Corps; World War II

Henry B. Mattingly of Marion County; U.S. Army; Civil War

Franklin M. McDonald of Warren County; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

Francis M. McMillen of Bracken County; U.S. Army; Civil War

David Paul Nash of Daviess County; U.S. Army; Vietnam War

James. J. Nash of Jefferson County; U.S. Army; Spanish-American War

Daniel Noble of Bath County; U.S. Navy; Civil War

Joe Calvin Paul of Whitley County; U.S. Marine Corps; Vietnam War

Wesley P. Phelps of Grayson County; U.S. Marine Corps Reserve; World War II

Oliver P. Rood of Franklin County; U.S. Army; Civil War

Wilburn Kirby Ross of McCreary County; U.S. Army; World War II

Charles Wesley Rundle of Campbell County; U.S. Army; Civil War

Willie Sandlin of Breathitt County; U.S. Army; World War I

George D. Scott of Garrard County; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

Thomas Shaw of Kenton County; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

Luther Skaggs Jr. of Henderson County; U.S. Marine Corps Reserve; World War II

Andrew Jackson Smith of Lyon County; U.S.Army; Civil War

David Monroe Smith of Rockcastle County; U.S. Army; Korean War

Junior James Spurrier of Russell County; U.S. Army; World War II

John C. Squires of Jefferson County; U.S. Army; World War II

William Steinmetz of Campbell County; U.S. Army; Civil War

Thomas W. Stevers of Madison County; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

Thomas Sullivan of Kenton County; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

Ernest Edison West of Greenup County; U.S. Army; Korean War

John Francis Weston of Jefferson County; U.S. Army; Civil War

James Alexander Williamson of Adair County; U.S. Army; Civil War

Brent Woods of Pulaski; U.S. Army; Indian Campaigns

Source: the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

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