|MOH’s on display, pictured with an honor guard.|
Newson6.com reports that Medal of Honor recipients from Oklahoma were honored at a special ceremony in Veteran’s Park on Saturday, April 30th, 2011.
“There’s actually 40 medal of honor recipients that have ties to the state of Oklahoma. There’s 22 that are credited to Oklahoma,” said Marty McKnight, Commandant of the Albert E. Schwab Detachment 845, a Marine Corps league.
World War II veteran Albert E. Schwab and Vietnam veteran Douglas Fournet were both posthumous recipients of the Medal of Honor, and their medals were on display at the park.
Military history groups also brought all kinds of memorabilia and equipment used to fight in America’s wars. Exhibits of weapons, vehicles and other items of interest to military buffs, history lovers and patriots were ranged throughout the park.
Read more on Newson6.com: Medal Of Honor Recipients Recognized In Tulsa Ceremony
Medal of Honor recipients with ties to Oklahoma
Amos Chapman: Army; Kalamazoo, Mich. — Fort Supply.
Joseph L. Epps: Army; Jamestown, Mo. — Oklahoma Indian Territory.
World War I
George Price Hays: Army; Chee Foo, China — Okarche.
Samuel M. Sampler: Army; Decatur, Texas — Altus.
Harold Leo Turner: Army; Aurora, Mo. — Seminole.
World War II
Ernest “Chief” Childers: Army; Broken Arrow — Tulsa.
John R. Crews: Army; Golden, OK — Bowlegs.
Ernest Edwin “Chief” Evans: Navy; Pawnee — Oklahoma.
Donald Joseph Gott: Army Air Corps; Arnett — Arnett.
Harold G. Kiner: Army; Aline — Enid.
Richard Miles McCool Jr.: Navy; Tishomingo — Oklahoma.
Troy A. McGill: Army; Knoxville, Tenn. — Ada.
Jack Cleveland Montgomery: Army; Long, OK — Sallisaw.
John N. Reese Jr.: Army; Muskogee — Pryor.
Ruben Rivers: Army; (no birthplace given) — Tecumseh.
Albert Ernest Schwab: Marine Corps; Washington, D.C. — Tulsa.
John Lucian Smith: Marine Corps; Lexington — Oklahoma.
Jack Lemaster Treadwell: Army; Ashland, Ala. — Snyder.
Tony K. Burris: Army; Blanchard — Blanchard.
Frederick F. Henry: Army; Vian — Clinton.
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These medal recipients are listed as being born in Oklahoma, but either moved to or enlisted in military service in another state to which their medal is accredited:
Kenneth Dillon Bailey: Marine Corps; Pawnee — Illinois.
Charles F. Carey Jr.: Army; Canadian, OK — Cheyenne, Wyo.
Roy W. Harmon: Army; Talala — Pixley, Calif.
Manuel Perez Jr.: Army; Oklahoma City — Chicago.
Henry Schauer: Army; Clinton — Scobey, Mont.
William Ralph Shockley: Army; Bokoshe — Selma, Calif.
Herman C. Wallace: Army; Marlow — Lubbock, Texas.
Leon Robert Vance Jr.: Army Air Corps; Enid — Garden City, N.Y.
Larry Stanley Pierce: Army; Wewoka — Fresno, Calif.
Riley Leroy Pitts: Army; Fallis — Wichita.