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Hall of Valor

Hall of Valor

History of Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor

In 1963, Soldiers & Sailors Hall of Valor was dedicated as part of the military history museum to honor veterans, living and deceased, for valor “above and beyond the call of duty” while in action against the enemy. The Hall of Valor is opened to veterans who were born, enlisted, or lived most of their lives after service in Pennsylvania. Currently there are approximately 700 veterans who have been inducted into this prestigious Hall. On November 12, 2006, the Hall was renamed to the Joseph A. Dugan Jr. Hall of Valor in memory of Soldiers & Sailors’ first President & CEO. His dedication to our mission to honor and remember those who serve helped to make the museum and the Hall of Valor what it is today.

Honored in the Hall of Valor are recipients of: The Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Soldier’s Medal (branch equivalents).

For questions about the program or a copy of a Hall of Valor plaque, please contact Tim Neff at 412.621.4253 ext. 219 or email at

Do you know a veteran that may qualify for the Hall of Valor?

Click here for the Hall of Valor Application

Induction ceremonies are annual. Applications are accepted through January 15 of the Induction Class year. For example: January 15, 2018 is the deadline for  2018 Induction Class.

As of January 2017, the administrative fee for an application is $75.