Pueblo, Colorado is known to many as “The Home of Heroes”. This name was given to the city because it is the only city to have four Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor a soldier can receive and is given by the president.
The four recipients are William J. Crawford (WWII), Drew D. Dix (Vietnam), Carl L. Sitter (Korea), and Raymond G. (Jerry) Murphy (Korea). A memorial was built in historic downtown Pueblo for them in 2000. A statue of each soldier stands around a 35 foot flag pole and is accompanied by a granite slab that is etched with the name of each of the other 3,400 recipients. Continue reading