Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

The President, in the name of Congress, has awarded more than 3,400 Medals of Honor to our nation's bravest Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration's creation in 1861. Although it was created for the Civil War, Congress made the Medal of Honor a permanent decoration in 1863.
Spring Grove Cemetery is proud to have seven of these distinguished servicemen:

  • John H Brown
  • John Dorman
  • Manning F. Force
  • Philip Kennedy
  • George Loyd
  • John P. Murphy
  • Bruno Wende
  • John A. Poppe

Click here for a PDF containing a list of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients as well as a brief summary of each.


Naomi Finley, 84
Born: Monday, September 25, 1933
Died: Friday, March 16, 2018

Eugene "Gene" Russell, 49
Born: Monday, July 01, 1968
Died: Friday, March 16, 2018

Marvin "Marv" Hicks, 81
Born: Thursday, November 19, 1936
Died: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Clyde "Bud" Neiswanger, 83
Born: Thursday, November 22, 1934
Died: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Billy Baird, 78
Born: Monday, December 04, 1939
Died: Monday, March 12, 2018

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