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

Ann M. Cress, 66
Born: Thursday, February 09, 1950
Died: Sunday, December 04, 2016

Robert Prather, 76
Born: Saturday, June 08, 1940
Died: Friday, December 02, 2016

Robert C. Prather, Jr., 76
Born: Saturday, June 08, 1940
Died: Friday, December 02, 2016

Barbara A. Leach, 70
Born: Saturday, October 12, 1946
Died: Thursday, December 01, 2016

William "Bull" Droppelman, 78
Born: Wednesday, March 02, 1938
Died: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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