Arizona Medal of Honor Memorial
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 35° 05.646 W 114° 38.046
11S E 715665 N 3886038
Quick Description: Monument is in The Arizona Veterans Memorial Park,Bullhead City, Arizona, in Mohave County.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2010 10:48:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM8WTQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
Views: 12

Long Description:
Arizona Medal of Honor

The medal of honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Armed Forces to those who distinguish themselves"…conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States…"

The first Medal of Honor action in our nation's history occurred at Apache Pass, Arizona on February 13, 1861 by U. S. Army Assistant surgeon Bernard J. d. Irwin.

During the Indian campaigns 152 Native Americans were awarded the Medal of Honor for action "on the ground" in Arizona.

Arizona's Sylvestre Herrera is the only man in history to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Mexican equivalent.

The first 11 Medal of Honor recipients listed below were Arizona Native Americans who fought in the 1871-1873 Indian Campaigns.

Memorial dedicated May 26, 2008 by the Veterans United Inc.

William Alchesay Blanquet
Chiquito Elsatsoosh
Jim Kelsay
Kosoha Machol
Nannasaddie Nantaje

Frank Luke Jr WW I John H. Pruitt WW I
Silvestre Herrera WW I Oscar P Austin Vietnam
Nicky Bacon Vietnam Fred E Ferguson Vietnam

To locate the marker take AZ highway 95 to Riverview Drive. Go west on Riverview Drive 2 miles, until the road ends at Riviera Boulevard. Turn left on Riviera Boulevard about 300 yards into a large parking lot. Follow the blue signs to the monument.
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Entrance fees (if it applies): none

Type of memorial: Monument

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