Pueblo, CO is the hometown of four living Congressional Medal of Honor
recipients - Drew D. Dix, Raymond G. Murphy, William J. Crawford, and Carl L. Sitter. The Medal of Honor is
the highest military award that can be bestowed upon a member of the United States Armed
Forces; Teddy Roosevelt lobbied for one but never received it, and General George Patton
said "I'd sell my immortal soul for that Medal."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower upon presenting Raymond G. "Jerry" Murphy with
his Medal in 1953 commented, "What is it...something in the water out there in
Pueblo? All you guys turn out to be heroes!". In 1993 The City Council adopted the
"Home of Heroes" theme because with four living recipients that is more than any
other city in the United States. On July 1, 1993, the Congressional Record recognized
Pueblo as the "Home of Heroes".
Heroes" Medal of Honor display
Patriotism and the "Hall of Heroes" museum
Medal of Honor Recipients
Army Center of Military History listings of Medal of Honor citations