US medal of honor

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NATIVE AMERICAN RECEIVED THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR, THE HIGHEST MILITARY AWARD OF USA.


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Rank: Sergent Organisation : US army - Pawnee Scout
Tribes : Pawnee War : Indians War
Born: Nebraska Place/Date : at Republic River, Kansas, 8 July 1869
Citation

Ran out from the command in pursuit of a dismounted Indian; was shot down and badly wounded by a bullet from his own command.

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Rank: Scout Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : White Mountain Apache War : Indians War
Born: Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, Winter 1871-1873
Citation

Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

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Rank: Sergent Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : White Mountain Apache War : Indians War
Born: Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, Winter 1871-1873
Citation

Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

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Rank: Private Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : Apache War : Indians War
Born: Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, Winter 1872-1873
Citation

Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.


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Rank: Scout Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : White Mountain Apache War : Indians War
Born: Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, Winter 1872-1873
Citation

Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

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Rank: Scout Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : White Mountain Apache War : Indians War
Born: Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, Winter 1871-1873
Citation

Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

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Rank: Sergent Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : White Mountain Apache War : Indians War
Born: 1853, Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, Winter 1872-1873
Citation

Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

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Rank: Scout Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : Apache War : Indians War
Born: Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, Winter 1872-1873
Citation

Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

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Rank: Caporal Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : Apache War : Indians War
Born: Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, Winter 1872-1873
Citation

Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

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Rank: Scout Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : White Mountain Apache War : Indians War
Born: Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, Winter 1872-1873
Citation

Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.


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Rank: Scout Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : White Mountain Apache War : Indians War
Born: Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, Winter 1872-1873
Citation

Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.


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Rank: Private Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : Black Seminole War : Indians War
Born: Florida Place/Date : Canyon Blanco tributary of the Red River, Texas. 26-27 September 1874
Citation

Rendered invaluable service to Col. R. S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, during this engagement.


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Rank: Principale Musician Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : Black Seminole War : Indians War
Born: Arkansas Place/Date : At Pecos River, Texas. 25 april 1875.
Citation

With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.

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Rank: Trumpeter Organisation : US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : Black Seminole War : Indians War
Born: Mexico Place/Date : At Pecos River, Texas. 25 april 1875.
Citation

With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.

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Rank: Sergent Organisation : US army - 24th Infantry - Indian Scout
Tribes : Black Seminole War : Indians War
Born: Arkansas Place/Date : At Pecos River, Texas. 25 april 1875.
Citation

With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.

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Rank: Sergent Organisation : Company A - US army - Indian Scout
Tribes : Apache War : Indians War
Born: Arizona Place/Date : Arizona, 7 march 1890.
Citation

Bravery in action with Apache Indians.

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Rank: Major Organisation : USMC - Marine Squadron 214
Tribes : Sioux War : 2nd World War
Born: 4 december 1912, Coeur d'alene, Idaho

Place/Date : Central Solomon Area.

From 12 september 1943 to 3 january 1944

Citation : For extraordinary heroism and valiant devotion to duty as commanding officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 214
in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Central Solomons area from 12 September 1943 to 3 January 1944.
Consistently outnumbered throughout successive hazardous flights over heavily defended hostile territory,
Maj. Boyington struck at the enemy with daring and courageous persistence, leading his squadron into combat
with devastating results to Japanese shipping, shore installations, and aerial forces. Resolute in his efforts to inflict
crippling damage on the enemy, Maj. Boyington led a formation of 24 fighters over Kahili on 17 October and, persistently
circling the airdrome where 60 hostile aircraft were grounded, boldly challenged the Japanese to send up planes.
Under his brilliant command, our fighters shot down 20 enemy craft in the ensuing action without the loss of a single ship.
A superb airman and determined fighter against overwhelming odds,Maj. Boyington personally destroyed 26 of the many
Japanese planes shot down by his squadron and, by his forceful leadership, developed the combat readiness in his command
which was a distinctive factor in the Allied aerial achievements in this vitally strategic area.

 

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Rank: 2nd Lieutenant Organisation : US army - 45th Infantry Division
Tribes : Muscogee War : 2nd World War
Born: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Place/Date : At Oliveto, Italy. 22 september 1943.

Citation : For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty
in action on 22 September 1943, at Oliveto, Italy. Although 2d Lt. Childers previously had just suffered
a fractured instep he, with 8 enlisted men, advanced up a hill toward enemy machinegun nests.
The group advanced to a rock wall overlooking a cornfield and 2d Lt. Childers ordered a base of fire laid
across the field so that he could advance. When he was fired upon by 2 enemy snipers from a nearby house
he killed both of them. He moved behind the machinegun nests and killed all occupants of the nearer one.
He continued toward the second one and threw rocks into it. When the 2 occupants of the nest raised up,
he shot 1. The other was killed by 1 of the 8 enlisted men. 2d Lt. Childers continued his advance toward a
house farther up the hill, and single-handed, captured an enemy mortar observer. The exceptional leadership,
initiative, calmness under fire, and conspicuous gallantry displayed by 2d Lt. Childers were an inspiration to his men.

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Rank: 1st Lieutenant Organisation : US army - 45th Infantry Division
Tribes : Cherokee War : 2nd World War
Born: Long, Oklahoma

Place/Date : Near Padiglione, Italy. 22 february 1944.

Citation : For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty
on 22 February 1944, near Padiglione, Italy. Two hours before daybreak a strong force of enemy infantry
established themselves in 3 echelons at 50 yards, 100 yards, and 300 yards, respectively, in front of the
rifle platoons commanded by 1st Lt. Montgomery. The closest position, consisting of 4 machineguns and
1 mortar, threatened the immediate security of the platoon position. Seizing an Ml rifle and several hand
grenades, 1st Lt. Montgomery crawled up a ditch to within hand grenade range of the enemy. Then climbing
boldly onto a little mound, he fired his rifle and threw his grenades so accurately that he killed 8 of the enemy
and captured the remaining 4. Returning to his platoon, he called for artillery fire on a house, in and around
which he suspected that the majority of the enemy had entrenched themselves. Arming himself with a carbine,
he proceeded along the shallow ditch, as withering fire from the riflemen and machinegunners in the second
position was concentrated on him. He attacked this position with such fury that 7 of the enemy surrendered
to him, and both machineguns were silenced. Three German dead were found in the vicinity later that morning.
1st Lt. Montgomery continued boldly toward the house, 300 yards from his platoon position. It was now daylight,
and the enemy observation was excellent across the flat open terrain which led to 1st Lt. Montgomery's objective.
When the artillery barrage had lifted, 1st Lt. Montgomery ran fearlessly toward the strongly defended position.
As the enemy started streaming out of the house, 1st Lt. Montgomery, unafraid of treacherous snipers, exposed
himself daringly to assemble the surrendering enemy and send them to the rear. His fearless, aggressive, and intrepid
actions that morning, accounted for a total of 11 enemy dead, 32 prisoners, and an unknown number of wounded.
That night, while aiding an adjacent unit to repulse a counterattack, he was struck by mortar fragments and seriously
wounded. The selflessness and courage exhibited by 1st Lt. Montgomery in alone attacking 3 strong enemy positions
inspired his men to a degree beyond estimation.
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Rank: 2nd Lieutenant Organisation : US army - 157th Infantry - 45th infantry division
Tribes : Choctaw War : 2nd World War
Born: june 15, 1919 - Edinburg, Mississippi

Place/Date : Near Carano, Italy. 23 may 1944.

Citation : For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty
on 23 May 1944, near Carano, Italy. With his platoon heavily engaged during an assault against forces
well entrenched on commanding ground, 2d Lt. Barfoot (then Tech. Sgt.) moved off alone upon the
enemy left flank. He crawled to the proximity of 1 machinegun nest and made a direct hit on it with a hand
grenade, killing 2 and wounding 3 Germans. He continued along the German defense line to another
machinegun emplacement, and with his tommygun killed 2 and captured 3 soldiers. Members of another
enemy machinegun crew then abandoned their position and gave themselves up to Sgt. Barfoot. Leaving the
prisoners for his support squad to pick up, he proceeded to mop up positions in the immediate area, capturing
more prisoners and bringing his total count to 17. Later that day, after he had reorganized his men and
consolidated the newly captured ground, the enemy launched a fierce armored counterattack directly at his
platoon positions. Securing a bazooka, Sgt. Barfoot took up an exposed position directly in front of 3 advancing
Mark VI tanks. From a distance of 75 yards his first shot destroyed the track of the leading tank, effectively
disabling it, while the other 2 changed direction toward the flank. As the crew of the disabled tank dismounted,
Sgt. Barfoot killed 3 of them with his tommygun. He continued onward into enemy terrain and destroyed a recently
abandoned German fieldpiece with a demolition charge placed in the breech. While returning to his platoon position,
Sgt. Barfoot, though greatly fatigued by his Herculean efforts, assisted 2 of his seriously wounded men 1,700 yards
to a position of safety. Sgt. Barfoot's extraordinary heroism, demonstration of magnificent valor, and aggressive
determination in the face of pointblank fire are a perpetual inspiration to his fellow soldiers.
HARMON ROY W






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Rank: Sergent Organisation : US army - 362nd Infantry - 91st infantry division
Tribes : Unknow War : 2nd World War
Born: Talala, Oklahoma

Place/Date : Near Casaglia, Italy. 12 july 1944.

Citation : He was an acting squad leader when heavy machinegun fire from enemy positions,
well dug in on commanding ground and camouflaged by haystacks, stopped his company's
advance and pinned down 1 platoon where it was exposed to almost certain annihilation.
Ordered to rescue the beleaguered platoon by neutralizing the German automatic fire, he led
his squad forward along a draw to the right of the trapped unit against 3 key positions which
poured murderous fire into his helpless comrades. When within range, his squad fired tracer
bullets in an attempt to set fire to the 3 haystacks which were strung out in a loose line directly
to the front, 75, 150, and 250 yards away. Realizing that this attack was ineffective, Sgt. Harmon
ordered his squad to hold their position and voluntarily began a 1-man assault. Carrying white
phosphorus grenades and a submachine gun, he skillfully took advantage of what little cover the
terrain afforded and crept to within 25 yards of the first position. He set the haystack afire with a
grenade, and when 2 of the enemy attempted to flee from the inferno, he killed them with his submachine
gun. Crawling toward the second machinegun emplacement, he attracted fire and was wounded; but he
continued to advance and destroyed the position with hand grenades, killing the occupants. He then
attacked the third machinegun, running to a small knoll, then crawling over ground which offered no
concealment or cover. About halfway to his objective, he was again wounded. But he struggled ahead until
within 20 yards of the machinegun nest, where he raised himself to his knees to throw a grenade. He was
knocked down by direct enemy fire. With a final, magnificent effort, he again arose, hurled the grenade and
fell dead, riddled by bullets. His missile fired the third position, destroying it. Sgt. Harmon's extraordinary
heroism, gallantry, and self-sacrifice saved a platoon from being wiped out, and made it possible for his
company to advance against powerful enemy resistance.
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Rank: Commander Organisation : US navy 
Tribes : Cherokee / Muscogee War : 2nd World War
Born: 13 august 1908. Pawnee, Oklahoma

Place/Date : Samar, Phillipines. October25, 1944

Citation : For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond
the call of duty as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Johnston in action against major units
of the enemy Japanese fleet during the battle off Samar on 25 October 1944. The first to lay
a smokescreen and to open fire as an enemy task force, vastly superior in number, firepower
and armor, rapidly approached. Comdr. Evans gallantly diverted the powerful blasts of hostile
guns from the lightly armed and armored carriers under his protection, launching the first torpedo
attack when the Johnston came under straddling Japanese shellfire. Undaunted by damage sustained
under the terrific volume of fire, he unhesitatingly joined others of his group to provide fire support
during subsequent torpedo attacks against the Japanese and, outshooting and outmaneuvering the
enemy as he consistently interposed his vessel between the hostile fleet units and our carriers despite
the crippling loss of engine power and communications with steering aft, shifted command to the fantail,
shouted steering orders through an open hatch to men turning the rudder by hand and battled furiously
until the Johnston, burning and shuddering from a mortal blow, lay dead in the water after 3 hours of
fierce combat. Seriously wounded early in the engagement, Comdr. Evans, by his indomitable courage and
brilliant professional skill, aided materially in turning back the enemy during a critical phase of the action.
His valiant fighting spirit throughout this historic battle will venture as an inspiration to all who served with him.
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