Medal of Honor Recipients
Major William E. Adams, (Vietnam) U.S. Army, A/227th Assault Helicopter Co., 52nd Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade. Kontum Province, Republic of Vietnam, May 25, 1971 (Section P, Grave 3831).
Maximo Yabes, native of California, enlisted in the U.S. Army ca.1953. Yabes served as 1st Sergeant with Company A, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, during the Vietnam War. On February 26, 1967, Yabes used his body to shield his fellow soldiers from a grenade blast. Although wounded he single-handedly enacted a defensive attack before dying of his wounds. Yabes received the Medal of Honor posthumously on October 31, 1968 (Section R, Grave 369).
Private John Davis, (Civil War) Company F, 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry. Culloden, Ga., April 1865 (Memorialized in section MB, Grave 280).
Seven Buffalo Soldiers are buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Karl Baatz, a German POW who passed away while being held at Fort Logan, was is interred in 1943 (Section POW, Grave 14).
Edward Denetdale Leuppe, a native of New Mexico, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on March 26, 1943. Cpl. Leuppe was a Navajo Code Talker in the Pacific Theater during World War II and remained in service until January 22, 1946. In 2001, the Navajo Code Talkers were presented with the Congressional Silver Medal. Leuppe’s honor was posthumous. He died August 24, 1994 (Section T2, Grave 137).
John Werito, a native of New Mexico, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on April 26, 1943. PFC Werito was a Navajo Code Talker in the Pacific Theater during World War II and served until November 28, 1945. He was wounded twice while on tour with the 4th Marine Division, once during the invasion of Iwo Jima. Werito reenlisted in 1947 and until March 1952. In 2001, the Navajo Code Talkers were presented with the Congressional Silver Medal. Werito’s honor was posthumous. He died March 29, 1983 (Section S, Grave 6665).