State Heroes - MoH

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State Heroes Total:
22
Service Branch

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.

World War II

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.

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.

World War I

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.

Spanish-American War

Benjamin F. Hardaway photo

Colonel Benjamin F. Hardaway

Fort Totten, ND

Spanish-American War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company C

Battalion / Task Group / Squadron or equivalent:17th Infantry

Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. photo

Commander-In-Chief Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

Medora, ND

Spanish-American War

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment (Rough Riders)

Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, in total disregard for his personal safety, and accompanied by only four or five men, led a desperate and gallant charge up San Juan Hill, encouraging his troops to continue the assault through withering enemy fire over op

Joseph E. Carter photo

Blacksmith Joseph E. Carter

Fargo, ND

Spanish-American War

Branch of Service: Navy

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: USS Marblehead

Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Carter set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Philippine Insurrection

Otto A. Boehler photo

Private Otto A. Boehler

Wahpeton, ND

Philippine Insurrection

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company I

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

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

Willis H. Downs photo

Wagoneer Willis H. Downs

Jamestown, 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 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 onl

Charles P. Davis photo

Private Charles P. Davis

Valley City, ND

Philippine Insurrection

Branch of Service: Army

Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Company G

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.

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.

Frank L. Anders photo

Major Frank L. Anders

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 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 onl