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.


Mary Nordlund, 76
Born: Wednesday, July 24, 1940
Died: Friday, October 21, 2016

Mary Lou Morgan, 76
Born: Monday, October 23, 1939
Died: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jacqueline R. Anderson, 69
Born: Saturday, March 29, 1947
Died: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bishop Emerson S. Colaw, 94
Born: Sunday, November 13, 1921
Died: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ruth M. Junker, 91
Born: Sunday, November 16, 1924
Died: Monday, October 10, 2016

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