Texas Medal of Honor Memorial

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Texas Medal of Honor Memorial
Artist Doyle Glass
Year 2008
Location North Central Texas College Library, Gainesville, Texas
Owner Commemorative Air Force, Ground Forces Detachment

The Texas Medal of Honor Memorial is a statue commemorating recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor from the state of Texas. Sculpted by Doyle Glass and Scott Boyer, it was dedicated on Memorial Day of 2008 in Midland, Texas at the Commemorative Air Force International Headquarters. In July 2018 the Memorial was assigned to the Ground Forces Detachment of the Commemorative Air Force and moved to Gainesville, Texas. It's currently on display at the North Central Texas College in the Library building and open to the public.[1]

The Memorial depicts Congressional Medal of Honor recipient George H. O'Brien, Jr. as he would appear on the day he earned the Medal of Honor for his service during the Korean War. Perched on a rock, the heroic-sized bronze figure rises above a granite base, which displays the names of most recipients of the medal from Texas. The Model for this statue was Buck Hartlage a Louisville Kentucky native.

Other Recipients of the Medal of Honor from Texas[edit]

Indian Wars[edit]

Spanish–American War[edit]

Philippine–American War[edit]

Mexican Campaign[edit]

World War I[edit]

World War II[edit]

Korean War[edit]

Vietnam War[edit]

Texas-born honorees based elsewhere[edit]

The following Medal of Honor Recipients were born in the State of Texas, but either moved to or enlisted in military service in another state to which their award is accredited.


One notable exception to the list may be the earliest Texan recipient, Milton M. Holland. He was born a Texas slave in 1844 and[4] served with the Fifth U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. On September 29, 1864, during an attack in which all his unit's officers were killed or disabled, Sergeant Major Holland took over despite his own wounds, and led his comrades to take the Confederate position near Richmond, Virginia. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on April 6, 1865[5], and at his death in 1910 was interred at Arlington National Cemetery.[6]

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