Medal of Honor

Have you ever seen a Medal of Honor up close? There have only been 3,527 Medals of Honor awarded since the tradition started in 1863. The Churchill County Museum is honored to have the one posthumously awarded to Bruce Van Voorhis after his courageous service in WWII. Below is pictured his mother, Lillie Van Voorhis, accepting the award on his behalf.

From the Churchill County Museum Photo Collection

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