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Medal of Honor Recipients

BANNER GRAPHIC The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only. According to the Medal of Honor Historical Society of the United States, there have been 3,512 Medals of Honor awarded to the nation’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and coast guardsmen since the decoration’s creation, with just less than half of them awarded for actions during the four years of the Civil War.

Below are the eight recipients of the Medal Honor who served in the Kansas National Guard.

Click on each photo to learn more about their valor and sacrifice.


Col. Donald Ballard

Col. Donald Ballard

Lt. Erwin Bleckley

Lt. Erwin Bleckley

Pvt. William F. Cody

Pvt. William F. Cody

Col. Arthur Ferguson

Col. Arthur Ferguson

Maj. Gen. Frederick Funston

Maj. Gen. Frederick Funston

2nd Lt. John Huntsman

2nd Lt. John Huntsman

Lt. William Trembley

Lt. William Trembley

Cpl. Edward White

Cpl. Edward White