The Medal of Honor Historical Society was first founded by Edward Murphy in 1978. In 2001, Mr. Murphy resigned from the organization and it eventually fell into disrepair. Our intent is to revitalize and reorganize the organization.
As such we renamed and reincorporated but kept the name similar to what it was previously so other former MoHHS and MoHHSF members could join our efforts. The Articles of Incorporation were certified by the Idaho Secretary of State on January 20, 2009.
We applied for 501(c)(3) non-profit status on the 7th of April and it was approved on the 6th of August 2009 with an effective date of January 20, 2009. We are classified as a 501(c)(3) entity and donations are deductible.
We have an e-mail address listed on the “Contact Us” page and we are accepting memberships. There is a membership application on our “Join Us” page. Anybody with an interest in helping preserve the history of the Medal of Honor and it’s recipients is welcome.
Our newsletter is called Above and Beyond and is published quarterly. We send it out electronically via e-mail to help keep costs down. We published a Special Edition in March 2014 honoring the newest 24 Medal of Honor Recipients. You can read it here.
Click here for a brochure about our organization.
Click here to read our Annual Report for 2009. Annual Report 2009
Click here to read our Annual Report for 2010. Annual Report 2010
Click here to read our Annual Report for 2011.Annual Report 2011
Click here to read our Annual Report for 2012. AnnualReport2012
Click here to read our Annual Report for 2015Annual Report 2015.
In June 2010, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation made available a grant to aid our efforts in locating the 19 USMC recipients who are classified as Lost to History. To date we have located 9.
Elections for a permanent Board were held on 20 November 2009; the Annual elections for 2017 took place the first week of December 2017.
Our Current Board of Directors are:
Gayle Alvarez, President
Bill Sweeney, Vice President
Sue Pitman Fox, Secretary
Randy Wells, Treasurer
Ray Johnston, Member
Colonel Donald “Doc” Ballard, Honorary Director
We would also like to extend a very special thank you to LTC Elton Johnson and his assistant 1LT Dexter Tran for their dedicated efforts and support in making this website possible.
We are in the process of adding grave listings to include GPS numbers and maps to the cemeteries where Medal of Honor Recipients are buried. It is a work in progress but if you have a GPS for a grave that is not posted, please send it to us. The format needs to be as is shown on the pages.
This page will be updated as things progress.
Questions or comments? Please contact us.