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.

Obituaries

Howard Ayer, 92
Born: Saturday, July 26, 1924
Died: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Debbie Weaver, 61
Born: Wednesday, March 07, 1956
Died: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Peggy A. Spitler, 85
Born: Tuesday, August 18, 1931
Died: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Janet Leonard, 85
Born: Tuesday, June 14, 1932
Died: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Allen Diehl, 93
Born: Friday, February 08, 1924
Died: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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