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West Point Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
 
West Point Academy Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
CLASS OF 1965  PAUL W. BUCHA
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company D, 3d Battalion (Airborne), 187th Infantry, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
Place and date: Near Phuoc Vinh, Binh Duong Province, Republic of Vietnam, 16-19 March 1968
Born: 1 August 1943, Washington, D.C.

CLASS OF 1963  ROBERT F. FOLEY
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company A, 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division
Place and date: Near Quan Dau Tieng, Republic of Vietnam, 5 November 1966
Born: 30 May 1941, Newton, Massachusetts

CLASS OF 1962  FRANK S. REASONER
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, Company A, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division
Place and Date: Near Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam, 12 July 1965
Born: 16 September 1937, Spokane, Washington

CLASS OF 1959  HUMBERT R. VERSACE
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army. Military Assistance Advisory Group, Detachment 52
Place and date: An Xuyen Province, Republic of Vietnam, 29 October 1963 to 26 September 1965
Born: 2 July 1937, Honolulu, Hawaii

CLASS OF 1954  ANDRE C. LUCAS
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, 2d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.
Place and date: Fire Support Base Ripcord, Republic of Vietnam, 1 to 23 July 1970. Born: 2 October 1930, Washington D.C.

CLASS OF 1952  RICHARD SHEA, JR.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company A 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division
Place and date: Near Sokkogae, Korea, 6-8 July 1953
Born: 3 January 1927, Portsmouth, Virginia

CLASS OF 1949  SAMUEL S. COURSEN
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company C 5th Cavalry Regiment
Place and date: Near Kaesong, Korea, 12 October 1950
Born: 4 August 1926 Madison, New Jersey

CLASS OF 1945  WILLIAM JONES III
Rank and organization: Colonel, U.S. Air Force, 602d Special Operations Squadron, Nakon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand
Place and date: Near Dong Hoi, North Vietnam, 1 September 1968
Born: 31 May 1922, Norfolk, Virginia

CLASS OF 1941  ALEXANDER R. NININGER
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 57th Infantry, Philippine Scouts
Place and Date: Near Abucay, Bataan, Philippine Islands, 12 January 1942
Birth: Gainesville, Georgia

CLASS OF 1939  LEON R. VANCE
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Corps, 489th Bomber Group
Place and Date: Over Wimereaux, France, 5 June 1944
Born: 11 August 1916, Enid, Oklahoma

CLASS OF 1939  ROBERT G. COLE
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division
Place and Date: Near Carentan, France, 11 June 1944
Born: Fort Sam Houston, Texas

CLASS OF 1930  FREDERICK CASTLE
Rank and organization: Brigadier General. Assistant Commander, 4th Bomber Wing, U.S. Army Air Corps
Place and Date: Germany, 24 December 1944
Born: 14 October 1908, Manila, Philippines

CLASS OF 1926  LEON W. JOHNSON
Rank and organization: Colonel, U.S. Army Air Corps, 44th Bomber Group, 9th Air Force
Place and Date: Ploesti Raid, Rumania, 1 August 1943
Born: 13 September 1904, Columbia, Missouri

CLASS OF 1924  DEMAS T. CRAW
Rank and organization: Colonel, U.S. Army Air Corps
Place and Date: Near Port Lyautey, French Morocco, 8 November 1942
Born: 9 April 1900, Traverse City, Michigan

CLASS OF 1912  WILLIAM H. WILBUR
Rank and Organization: Colonel, U.S. Army, Western Task Force, North Africa
Place and Date: Fedala, North Africa, 8 November 1942
Born: 24 September 1888, Palmer, Massachusetts

CLASS OF 1908  JOHN T. KENNEDY
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 6th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Patian Island, Philippine Islands, 4 July 1909
Born: 22 July 1885, Hendersonville, South Carolina

CLASS OF 1906  JONATHAN M. WAINWRIGHT
Rank and Organization: General, Commanding U.S. Army Forces in the Philippines Place and Date: Philippine Islands, 12 March to 7 May 1942
Born: 2 August 1883, Walla Walla, Washington

CLASS OF 1905  CALVIN P. TITUS
Rank and Organization: Musician, U.S. Army, Company E, 14th U.S. Infantry
Place and Date: Peking, China, 14 August 1900
Born: 22 September 1879, Vinton, Iowa.

CLASS OF 1904  ARTHUR H. WILSON
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Patian Island, Philippine Islands, 4 July 1909
Born: 17 August 1881, Springfield, Illinois

CLASS OF 1903  DOUGLAS MACARTHUR
 Rank and organization: General, U.S. Army, commanding U.S. Army Forces in the Far East
Place and date: Bataan Peninsula, Philippine Islands
Born: 26 January 1880, Little Rock, Arkansas

CLASS OF 1901  EMORY J. PIKE
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Division Machinegun Officer, 82d Division
Place and Date: Near Vandieres, France, 15 September 1918
Born: 17 December 1876, Columbia City, Iowa

CLASS OF 1898  IRA WELBORN
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 9th U.S. Infantry
Place and Date: Santiago, Cuba, 2 July 1898
Born: 13 February 1874, Mico, Mississippi

CLASS OF 1897  CHARLES D. ROBERTS
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 17th U.S. Infantry
Place and Date: El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898
Born: 18 June 1873, Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming

CLASS OF 1893  LOUIS B. LAWTON
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 9th U.S. Infantry
Place and Date: Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900
Born: 13 March 1872, Independence, Iowa

CLASS OF 1888  ROBERT L. HOWZE
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: White River, South Dakota, 1 January 1891
Born: 22 August 1864, Overton, Rusk County, Texas

CLASS OF 1884  POWHATAN H. CLARKE
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 10th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Pinito Mountains, Sonora, Mexico, 3 May 1886
Born: Alexandria, Louisiana

CLASS OF 1883  JOHN W. HEARD
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 3d U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: At Mouth of Manimani River, west of Bahia Honda, Cuba, 23 July 1898 Born: Mississippi

CLASS OF 1882  WILLIAM H. SAGE
Rank and Organization: Captain, 23d U.S. Infantry
Place and Date: Near Zapote River, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 June 1899
Born: Centerville, New York

CLASS OF 1880  GEORGE R. BURNETT
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 9th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Cuchillo Negro Mountains, N. Mex., 16 August 1881
Born: Lower Providence Township, Pennsylvania

CLASS OF 1880  GEORGE H. MORGAN
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 3d U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Big Dry Fork, Arizona, 17 July 1882
Born: Canada

CLASS OF 1880  HUGH J. MCGRATH
Rank and Organization: Captain, 4th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Calamba, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 26 July 1899
Born: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

CLASS OF 1879  ALBERT L. MILLS
Rank and Organization: Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Volunteers
Place and Date: Near Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898
Born: New York, New York

CLASS OF 1879  LLOYD M. BRETT
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: O'Fallons Creek, Montana, 1 April 1880
Born: 22 February 1856, Dead River, Maine

CLASS OF 1879  THOMAS CRUSE
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Big Dry Fork, Arizona, 17 July 1882
Born: Owensboro, Kentucky

CLASS OF 1878  JAMES FRANKLIN BELL
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Place and Date: Near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 9 September 1899
Born: 9 January 1856, Shelbyville, Kentucky

CLASS OF 1877  MATTHIAS W. DAY
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 9th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico, 18 September 1879
Born: Mansfield, Ohio

CLASS OF 1877  ROBERT T. EMMET
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 9th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico, 18 September 1879
Born: New York, New York

CLASS OF 1877  WILBER E. WILDER
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Horseshoe Canyon, New Mexico, 23 April 1882
Born: Atlas, Michigan

CLASS OF 1876  JOHN C. GRESHAM
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 7th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, 29 December 1890
Born: Virginia

CLASS OF 1876  JAMES PARKER
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 45th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Place and Date: Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 4 December 1899
Born: Newark, New Jersey

CLASS OF 1876  ERNEST A. GARLINGTON
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 7th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, 29 December 1890
Born: 20 February 1853, Newberry, South Carolina
Citation: Distinguished gallantry.

CLASS OF 1876  OSCAR F. LONG
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Infantry
Place and Date: Bear Paw Mountain, Montana, 30 September 1877
Born: 16 June 1852, Utica, New York

CLASS OF 1874  MARION P. MAUS
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Infantry
Place and Date: Sierra Madre Mountains, Mexico, 11 January 1886
Born: Burnt Mills, Maryland

CLASS OF 1873  WILLIAM H. CARTER
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Cibicu, Arizona, 30 August 1881
Born: Nashville, Tennessee

CLASS OF 1872  FRANK WEST
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Big Dry Wash, Arizona, 17 July 1882
Born: Mohawk, New York

CLASS OF 1872  CHARLES A. VARNUM
Rank and Organization: Captain, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: White Clay Creek, South Dakota, 30 December 1890
Born: Troy, New York

CLASS OF 1870  JOHN B. KERR
Rank and Organization: Captain, 6th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: White River, South Dakota, 1 January 1891
Born: Fayette County, Kentucky

CLASS OF 1870  ROBERT G. CARTER
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Brazos, River, Texas, 10 October 1871
Born: Bridgeport, Maine

CLASS OF 1870  EDWARD J. MCCLERNAND
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Bear Paw Mountain, Montana, 30 September 1877
Born: Jacksonville, Illinois

CLASS OF 1870  WILLIAM E. BIRKHIMER
Rank and Organization: Captain, 3d U.S. Artillery
Place and Date: San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 May 1899
Born: Somerset, Ohio

CLASS OF 1869  JOHN G. BOURKE
Rank and Organization: Private, Company E, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Place and Date: Stone River, Tennessee, 31 December 1862 to1 January 1863
Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CLASS OF 1868  WILLIAM P. HALL
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Near White River, Colorado, 20 October 1879
Born: Randolph County, Missouri

CLASS OF 1867  EDWARD S. GODFREY
Rank and Organization: Captain, 7th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Bear Paw Mountain, Montana, 30 September 1877
Born: 9 October 1843, Ottawa, Ohio

CLASS OF 1863  WILLIAM S. BEEBE
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, Ordnance Department, U.S. Army
Place and Date: Cane River Crossing, Louisiana, 23 April 1864
Born: 14 February 1841, Ithaca, New York

CLASS OF 1863  WILLIAM H. H. BENYAURD
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, Engineers
Place and Date: At Five Forks, Va., 1 April 1865
Born: Philadelphia, Pa

CLASS OF 1862  GEORGE L. GILLESPIE
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army
Place and Date: Near Bethesda Church, Va., 31 May 1864
Born: Kingston, Tennessee

CLASS OF 1861  EUGENE B. BEAUMONT
Rank and Organization: Major and Assistant Adjutant General, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Mississippi
Place and Date: Harpeth River, Tennessee, 17 December 1864; at Selma, Alabama, 2 April 1865
Born: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

CLASS OF 1861  GUY V. HENRY
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 40th Massachusetts Infantry
Place and Date: Cold Harbor, Virginia, 1 June 1864
Born: Fort Smith, Indian Territory

CLASS OF 1861  SAMUEL N. BENJAMIN
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Artillery
Place and Date: From Bull Run to Spotsylvania, Virginia, from July 1861 to May 1864
Born: New York, New York

CLASS OF 1861  ADELBERT AMES
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Artillery
Place and Date: At Bull Run, Virginia, 21 July 1861
Born: East Thomaston, Maine

CLASS OF 1861  HENRY DU PONT
Rank and Organization: Captain, 5th U.S. Artillery
Place and Date: Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864
Born: Eleutherean Mills, Delaware

CLASS OF 1860  OHN M. WILSON
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Engineers
Place and Date: Malvern Hill, Va., 6 August 1862
Birth: Olympia, Washington Territory

CLASS OF 1860  HORACE PORTER
Rank and Organization: Captain, Ordnance Department, U.S. Army
Place and Date: Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 September 1863
Born: 15 April 1837, Huntington, Pennsylvania

CLASS OF 1859  ABRAHAM K. ARNOLD
Rank and Organization: Captain, 5th U.S. Cavalry
Place and Date: Davenport Bridge, Virginia, 10 May 1864
Born: 24 March 1837, Bedford, Pennsylvania

CLASS OF 1855  ALEXANDER S. WEBB
Rank and Organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers
Place and Date: At Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1863
Born: 15 February 1835, New York, New York

CLASS OF 1854  ZENAS R. BLISS
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 7th Rhode Island Infantry
Place and Date: Fredericksburg, Virginia, 13 December 1862
Born: Johnston, Maine

CLASS OF 1854  OLIVER D. GREENE
Rank and Organization: Major and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Army
Place and Date: Antietam, Maryland, 17 September 1862
Born: 25 January 1833, Scott, New York

CLASS OF 1854  OLIVER O. HOWARD
Rank and Organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers
Place and Date: Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1 June 1862
Born: 8 November 1830, Leeds, Maine

CLASS OF 1853  JOHN MCALLISTER SCHOFIELD
Rank and Organization: Major, 1st Missouri Infantry
Place and Date: Wilsons Creek, Missouri, 10 August 1861
Born: 29 September 1831, Gerry, New York

CLASS OF 1852  DAVID S. STANLEY
Rank and Organization: Major General, U.S. Volunteers
Place and Date: Franklin, Tennessee, 30 November 1864
Born: 1 June 1828, Cedar Valley, Ohio

CLASS OF 1850  EUGENE A. CARR
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 3d Illinois Cavalry
Place and Date: Pea Ridge, Arkansas 7 March 1862
Born: 10 March 1830, Boston Corner, Erie County, New York

CLASS OF 1849  RUFAS SAXTON, JR.
Rank and Organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers
Place and date: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 26-30 May 1862
Born: Greenfield, Massachusetts

CLASS OF 1849  ABSALOM BAIRD
Rank and Organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers
Place and Date: Jonesboro, Georgia, 1 September 1864
Born: Washington, Pennsylvania

CLASS OF 1847  ORLANDO B. WILLCOX
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 1st Michigan Infantry
Place and Date: Bull Run, Virginia, 21 July 1861
Born: Detroit, Michigan

CLASS OF 1845  JOHN P. HATCH
Rank and Organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers
Place and Date: South Mountain, Maryland, 14 September 1862
Born: 9 January 1822, Oswego, New York



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