800-758-8150

Colorados Medal of Honor recipients

Back

Indian Wars

Colorado-Flag-P

  • Joseph F. Knight – Army – Denver

Philippine Insurrection

  • William Remsburg Grove – Army – Denver
  • George Weed Wallace – Army – Denver

World War I

  • Marcellus Holms Chiles – Army – Denver
  • Jesse N. Funk – Army – Calhan
  • Frank Monroe Upton – Navy – Loveland
  • J. Hunter Wickersham – Army – Denver

World War II

  • William J. Crawford – Army – Pueblo
  • Elmer E. Fryar – Army – Denver
  • Floyd K. Lindstron – Army – Colorado Springs
  • Joseph P. Martinez – Army – Ault
  • Robert D. Maxwell – Army – Larimer County
  • Bruce McCandless – Navy – Canon City
  • Kiyoshi K. Muranaga – Army – Amache
  • Donald Dale Pucket – Army Air Corps – Boulder
  • Donald Ross Kirby – Navy – Denver
  • George T. Sakato – Army – Denver
  • Kenneth Walker – Denver
  • Carl L. Sitter – Marine Corps – Pueblo
  • Raymond G. Murphy – Marine Corps – Pueblo

Vietnam

  • Ronald L. Cokar – Marine Corps – Denver
  • Drew D. Dix – Army – Pueblo
  • Edgar Lee McWethy Jr. – Army – Denver
  • Jon Swanson – Army – Boulder
  • Gerald O. Young – Air Force – Colorado Springs
  • The following Medal of Honor Recipients were born in the State of Colorado but either moved to or enlisted in military service in another state to which their award is accredited. However, by virtue of their birth, they are still listed among our Colorado Heroes.

  • Erwin Jay Boydston – Marine Corps – Deer Creek
  • Ora Graves – Navy – Las Animas
  • Ambrosio Guillen – Marine Corps – La Junta
  • Keith L. Ware – Army – Denver
  • Chester H. West – Army – Fort Collins
  • Although not a native son, but a long-time resident of Colorado, we also proudly claim the following recipient:

  • Peter C. Lemon – Army – Colorado Springs