State Heroes - MoH

State Heroes Total:
22
Service Branch

Afghanistan (OEF/OFS)

Clinton Romesha photo

Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha

Minot, ND

Afghanistan (OEF/OFS)

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: B Troop

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:4th Infantry Division

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Section Leader during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Provin

Vietnam

Loren Douglas Hagen photo 1971

1st Lieutenant Loren Douglas Hagen

Fargo, ND

Vietnam

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Special Forces

Date of Loss: August 07, 1971 / Age: 25

At approximately 0630 hours on the morning of 7 August 1971 the small team came under a fierce assault by a superior-sized enemy force using heavy small arms, automatic weapons, mortar, and rocket fire. 1st Lt.

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Technical Sergeant Michael J. Fitzmaurice

Jamestown, ND

Vietnam

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 3d Squad, Troop D

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:2d Squadron, 17th Cavalry

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:101st Airborne Division (Airmobile)

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Specialist 4th Class Fitzmaurice, 3d Platoon, Troop D, distinguished himself at Khe Sanh.

Korea

Woodrow W. Keeble photo

Master Sergeant Woodrow W. Keeble

Wahpeton, ND

Korean War, World War II

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company G

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:24th Infantry Division

Master Sergeant Keeble saw that the attacking elements had become pinned down on the slope by heavy enemy fire from three well-fortified and strategically placed enemy positions.

World War II

Henry Gurke photo 1943

Private First Class Henry Gurke

Neche, ND

World War II

Branch of Service: Marines

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 3D Marine Raider Battalion

Date of Loss: November 09, 1943 / Age: 21

Private First Class Gurke, in company with another Marine, was delivering a fierce stream of fire against the main vanguard of the Japanese.

Orville E. Bloch photo

Colonel Orville E. Bloch

Streeter, ND

Korean War, World War II

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company E

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:338th Infantry

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:85th Infantry Division

First Lieutenant Bloch undertook the task of wiping out five enemy machine-gun nests that had held up the advance in that particular sector for one day.

Jack J. Pendleton photo 1944

Staff Sergeant Jack J. Pendleton

Sentinel Butte, ND

World War II

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company I

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:120th Infantry

Division / Fleet / Air Force or Equivalent:30th Infantry Division

Date of Loss: October 12, 1944 / Age: 26

Staff Sergeant Pendleton volunteered to lead his squad in an attempt to neutralize this strongpoint. Staff Sergeant Pendleton started his squad slowly forward, crawling about 10 yards in front of his men in the advance toward the enemy gun.

World War I

Willis W. Bradley, Jr. photo

Captain Willis W. Bradley, Jr.

Forman, ND

World War I

Branch of Service: Navy

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: USS Pittsburgh

Commander Bradley (then Lieutenant), who was about to enter the casemate, was blown back by the explosion and rendered momentarily unconscious, but while still dazed, crawled into the casemate to extinguish burning materials in dangerous proximity to a

Frederick E. Smith photo 1918

Lieutenant Colonel Frederick E. Smith

Rockford, IL

World War I

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 308th Infantry

Date of Loss: September 29, 1918 / Age: 45

When communication from the forward regimental post of command to the battalion leading the advance had been interrupted temporarily, by the infiltration of small parties of the enemy armed with machine guns, Lieutenant-Colonel Smith personally led a p

Nels T. Wold photo 1918

Private Nels T. Wold

Minnewauken, ND

World War I

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company I

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:138th Infantry Regiment

Date of Loss: September 26, 1918 / Age: 22

He rendered most gallant service in aiding the advance of his company, which had been held up by machine-gun nests, advancing, with one other soldier, and silencing the guns; bringing with him, upon his return, 11 prisoners.

Philippine Insurrection

Thomas Sletteland photo

Private Thomas Sletteland

Grafton, ND

Philippine Insurrection

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company C

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:1st North Dakota Infantry Regiment

Singlehanded and alone defended his dead and wounded comrades against a greatly superior force of the enemy.

Frank F. Ross photo

Private Frank F. Ross

Langdon, ND

Philippine Insurrection

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company H

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry

With 21 other scouts charged across a burning bridge, under heavy fire, and completely routed 600 of the enemy who were entrenched in a strongly fortified position.

Richard M. Longfellow photo

Private Richard M. Longfellow

Mandan, ND

Philippine Insurrection

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company A

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry

With 21 other scouts charged across a burning bridge, under heavy fire, and completely routed 600 of the enemy who were entrenched in a strongly fortified position.

John B. Kinne photo

Captain John B. Kinne

Fargo, ND

Philippine Insurrection

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company B

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry

With 21 other scouts charged across a burning bridge, under heavy fire, and completely routed 600 of the enemy who were entrenched in a strongly fortified position.

Gotfred Jensen photo

Private Gotfred Jensen

Devils Lake, ND

Philippine Insurrection

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company D

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry

With 11 other scouts, without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy, who were in line and in a position that could on