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

Eric Nielsen, 99
Born: Wednesday, June 23, 1920
Died: Friday, May 22, 2020

Helen Mahsling, 95
Born: Wednesday, September 24, 1924
Died: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Delores Fischer, 72
Born: Saturday, March 06, 1948
Died: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Joyce Adell Koehler, 91
Born: Monday, December 10, 1928
Died: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Vergie Lee Leytze, 92
Born: Monday, October 03, 1927
Died: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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