Pacific Valor Resource Page

Pacific Valor is more than a demonstration of the equipment and tactics utilized in the Pacific War.

The program you witnessed tells the true story of a Medal of Honor recipient who went “above and beyond the call of duty” on a battlefield of the Pacific.

On this page, you can learn more about the Medal of Honor and the battles in which our Medal of Honor Recipients fought for their nation. The artifacts and archival materials on display are drawn from our collection and are not usually available to the public.

The Medal of Honor

Signed into being by President Lincoln during the U.S. Civil War, this medal was initially awarded for a variety of military actions, including mass awards to entire units for re-enlistments and even to the pallbearers of Lincoln’s casket.

Later, the Medal of Honor came to be awarded only to someone who “distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.” During the Second World War, 472 Americans received the Medal of Honor, many of them posthumously.

Join us for our Next Pacific Valor on September 2nd

In February of 1945, on the sands of Iwo Jima, 17-year-old Jack Lucas earned his nation’s highest honor.

Join us on September 2nd as his story unfolds again on the Living History Battlefield at the Pacific Combat Zone.

During the program, the living history volunteers of Company K will engage in a battle presentation including simulated explosives, blank-firing guns, a tank, and a real M2-2 flamethrower.

This show is not recommended for small children, pets, or those with a heart condition.

Programs are offered at 11:00 and 2:00.

Online Ticket Purchase is REQUIRED. Tickets are available by clicking the registration link HERE. Seating is first come first serve.

  • Adults: $10
  • Children (5 and under): Free
  • Children (6-17): $5
  • College Student (w/ID): $5
  • WWII Veteran: Free

Private First Class Jack Lucas: The Battle of Iwo Jima

Jacklyn Harold “Jack” Lucas

MEDAL OF HONOR AWARDED: 5 OCTOBER 1945

RANK: Private First Class

SERVICE: United States Marine Corps

HONORED AT PACIFIC VALOR ON: March 11, 2023, and September 2, 2023

Hospital Apprentice First Class Eugene Bush: The Battle of Okinawa

Robert Eugene Bush

MEDAL OF HONOR AWARDED: 5 OCTOBER 1945

RANK: Hospital Apprentice First Class

SERVICE: United States Navy

HONORED AT PACIFIC VALOR ON: May 27, 2023, and November 4,