Seven former members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets have received the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the highest award that a member of the United States Armed Forces can receive and is awarded for valor against an enemy force.
The former cadets who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor are:
Sergeant George D. Keathley ’37
Major Horace S. Carswell, Jr. ’38
Lieutenant Eli L. Whiteley ’41
Lieutenant Turney W. Leonard ’42
Sergeant William G. Harrell ’43
Lieutenant Lloyd H. Hughes ’43
Lieutenant Thomas W. Fowler ’43
Most of the actual medals are on display in the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center.