- Of the 149 living Medal of Honor recipients, 12 live in Texas and most of them were born in Texas.
- During the Civil War, two Medals of Honor were awarded for action in Texas. During the Indian Wars, 64 Medals of Honor were awarded for heroism "on the ground" in Texas.
- Audie Murphy of Kingston attempted to enlist in the Marines at age 17 and was told his slight five-foot 110-pound frame didn't measure up. Murphy was, however, accepted by the Army to become the most decorated hero of World War II.
- During World War II, 14 soldiers of the Texas National Guard received Medals of Honor including Jim Logan of McNeil and Silvestre Herrera of El Paso.
- Although 70 Medals of Honor are accredited to Texas, the Medals of a dozen Texas-born recipients have been accredited to other states.
- Milton M. Holland was the first Texan to receive the Medal of Honor and the only one from the Civil War.
- In February 1948, the Fort Worth Army Airfield was renamed Carswell Air Force Base in the honor of Medal of Honor recipient Major Horace S. Carswell, Jr. of Fort Worth..
- The Medal of Honor awarded to Eli Whiteley of Florence can be found at Texas A&M University Corps Center. Whiteley is a 1941 graduate of Texas A&M.