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History of the Hall History of the Hall

In August 2006, the JAG Corps announced the establishment of a "Hall of Heroes" in the Legal Center and School. The Hall honors fallen members of the Regiment by memorializing their sacrifices with stained glass panes and celebrates the valorous achievements of members of the Regiment.

The Judge Advocate General approved the following criteria for honoring deceased members of the Regiment in the Hall of Heroes. Any deceased member of the Regiment, either military or civilian, will be honored if, while a member of the Regiment is:

  • awarded any U.S. combat gallantry decoration or U.S. peacetime heroism award;
  • posthumously awarded the Purple Heart or Defense Medal of Freedom (civilian equivalent of the Purple Heart);
  • dies from injuries received in the performance of duties in military operation for which ear of the right shoulder sleeve insignia is authorized.

All living members of the Regiment will be honored who, while members of the Regiment, were awarded any U.S. combat gallantry decoration including the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal with "V" device, Air Medal with "V" device, or Army Commendation Medal with "V" device, or a U.S. peacetime heroism award. These peacetime awards include the Soldier's Medal and the Gold and Silver U.S. Treasury Lifesaving Medals.