USCIS Facilities Dedicated to the Memory of Immigrant Medal of Honor Recipients
March 25 is National Medal of Honor Day, a date set aside each year to pay tribute to the recipients of our nation’s highest award for valor. Since the first Medals of Honor were presented during the Civil War, more than 700 recipients of the award have been immigrants who distinguished themselves by their gallantry during military action.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recognizes the extraordinary heroism of this select group of heroes by dedicating space in 29 of our facilities to recognize their gallantry and tremendous courage. Their bravery serves as an enduring reminder that immigrant recipients of the Medal of Honor embody the best of American values and continues to inspire us today.
The following immigrant Medal of Honor recipients have USCIS facilities named after them:
J.C. Julius Langbein, Musician USCIS Buffalo Field Office Capt. Adolphe Libaire - Civil War USCIS Baltimore Field Office Boilermaker Edward Floyd - Spanish-American War USCIS Charleston Field Office Sgt. John Kennedy - Civil War USCIS Fort Smith Field Office Pvt. Cornelius J. Leahy - Spanish-American War USCIS Fresno Field Office Pvt. Joseph Frantz - Civil War USCIS Indianapolis Field Office Pvt. Charles Bieger - Civil War USCIS Kansas City Field Office Cpl. John J. Beaufort - Civil War USCIS New Orleans Field Office Spc. Leslie Sabo Jr.- Vietnam USCIS Pittsburgh Field Office Sgt. Jesus S. Duran - Vietnam War USCIS San Bernardino Field Office Lt. Col. Frederick Füger- Civil War USCIS Philadelphia Field Office Army Sergeant Major John M. Farquhar - Civil War USCIS Buffalo, New York Verification Operations Center Army Staff Sergeant Isadore Jachman - World War II USCIS 111 Massachusetts Ave. Headquarters Building, Washington, DC Army Air Force Sergeant Archibald Mathies - World War II USCIS Dallas District Office Army Trumpeter Isaac Payne - Indian Wars USCIS Denver District Office Army Private First Class George Dilboy - World War I USCIS Detroit District and Field Offices and Application Support Center Army Private First Class Silvestre Santana Herrera - World War II USCIS Field Office, Orlando, Florida Navy Chief Watertender Peter Tomich - World War II USCIS Headquarters Conference Center, Washington, DC Army Sergeant James Mestrovich - World War I USCIS Headquarters History Office and Library, Washington, DC Marine Corps Sergeant Louis Cukela - World War I USCIS Hialeah, Florida Field Office and Application Support Center Army Technician Fifth Grade Eric Gibson - World War II USCIS Kendall, Florida Field Office and Application Support Center Army Sergeant Thomas Plunkett - Civil War USCIS Lawrence, Massachusetts Field Office and Application Support Center Army Sergeant Major Abraham Cohn - Civil War USCIS Manchester, New Hampshire Field Office Army Private Macario Garcia - World War II USCIS Miami District and Field Offices and Application Support Center Army Corporal Tibor "Ted" Rubin - Korea USCIS Oakland Park, Florida Field Office and Application Support Center Navy Chief Gunner's Mate Thomas Eadie - Interim Period of 1920-1940 USCIS Providence Rhode Island Field Office Marine Corps Sergeant Matej Kocak - World War I USCIS Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Field Office and Application Support Center Army Staff Sergeant Laszlo Rabel - Vietnam USCIS Southeast Regional Office Orlando, Florida Marine Corps Private Henry Lewis Hulbert - Philippine Insurrection USCIS West Palm Beach Florida Field Office and Application Support Center