Missouri: Famous War Heroes
These sites have biographical information about famous soldiers with ties to Missouri including John Pershing, Sterling Price, Omar Bradley, William S. Harney, Edward Hiner, and more. Most sites contain pictures. There is also a link to an eThemes Resource on Missouri: Famous People.
Harry S Truman Birthplace
Read a biography about former President Harry Truman and his war experience.
Missouri Department of Natural Resources: General John Pershing
This is a biography of General John Pershing from northern Missouri. The site also has information about his boyhood home. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
John Joseph Pershing, General of the Armies
This page is about Missouri war hero Gen. John Pershing. Scroll down to read a complete biography and to see pictures.
Find a Grave: Johnny Martinez Jr.
This has a little bit of information about Johnny Martinez Junior, a Hispanic war hero. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Edward M. Hiner
Read this short biography about Edward Hiner, a famous military band musician.
This is a brief biography of Ernest Hemingway, a famous author and war hero. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Lafayette A. Tillman
Learn about LaFayette Tillman, an African American soldier who lived in Kansas City. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
Military Career of William S. Harney
Biography of William Selby and Mary E. Harney. Harney was known primarily for his ability to make peace with American Indian tribes and later became Commander of the Department of the West in St. Louis during the Civil War. On the left-hand side of the page, click on "Harney Mansion" under Section 2 to learn about the Harneys' home in Sullivan, Missouri.
PBS - The West: William Clarke Quantrill
Learn about William Clarke Quantrill, a Confederate outlaw who was a Missouri folk hero.
Read about Sterling Price, a former Missouri governor and Confederate general who won the Battle of Wilson's Creek. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
View a picture of Harry S Truman dressed as a captain.
View this timeline to learn more about former President Harry Truman's life. Scroll down to year 1917 to read entries about his military experience.
Omar Nelson Bradley
Read this extensive biography about Missouri war hero Omar Bradley. Scroll down to view photos.
eThemes Resource: Missouri: Famous People
Learn about famous Missourians both living and deceased including Laura Ingalls Wilder, Walt Disney and Daniel Boone.