medal of honor

MEDAL OF HONOR
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration that may be awarded by the United States government. It is presented by the President of the United States, in the name of Congress, and is conferred only upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty:
  • While engaged in action against an enemy of the United States;
  • While engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or
  • While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
There are three distinct versions (one for the Army, one for the Air Force, and one for the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard).
  1. US PARAS 2 Giunta, Salvatore (Sal)

    SURNAME Giunta FORENAME Salvatore (Sal) UNIT 503 Infantry Regiment (Airborne) (Company B,2 Bn) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor,Bronze Star PLACE Afghanistan 2007 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Hiawatha,Iowa born 21.01.1985, Clinton, Iowa married entered service...
  2. US PARAS Fryar, Elmer Edward

    SURNAME Fryar FORENAME Elmer Edward UNIT 511 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company E) RANK Private NUMBER 39325592 AWARD Medal of Honor,Bronze Star PLACE Leyte,Philippines 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  3. US PARAS Peters, George J.

    SURNAME Peters FORENAME George J. UNIT 507 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company G) RANK Private NUMBER 31292689 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Germany 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  4. US PARAS Gandara, Joe

    SURNAME Gandara FORENAME Joe UNIT 507 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company D) RANK Private NUMBER 39561681 AWARD Medal of Honor,Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour Medal of Honor awarded 2014
  5. MARS TASK FORCE Knight, Jack Llewellyn

    SURNAME Knight FORENAME Jack Llewellyn UNIT 124th Cavalry Regiment RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-1031954 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Burma 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  6. US PARAS Towle, John Roderick

    SURNAME Towle FORENAME John Roderick UNIT 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 35053178 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Holland 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  7. GREEN BERETS Williams, Matthew O.

    SURNAME Williams FORENAME Matthew O. UNIT 3 SF Group (Det A-3336,Company C,3 Bn) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor, Bronze Star with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 03.10.1981, Boerne...
  8. GREEN BERETS Shurer, Ronald J.

    SURNAME Shurer II FORENAME Ronald J. UNIT 3 SF Group (Det A-3336,Company C,3 Bn) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor, Silver Star PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 07.12.1978 from Pullman,Washington born Puyallup,Washington son of Ronald and...
  9. US PARAS 2 Sims, Clifford Chester

    SURNAME Sims FORENAME Clifford Chester UNIT 501 Infantry Regiment (Airborne) (Company D,2 Bn) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 14780953 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  10. US PARAS 2 Hooper, Joe Ronnie

    SURNAME Hooper FORENAME Joe Ronnie UNIT 501 Infantry Regiment (Airborne) (Company D,2 Bn) RANK Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor, 2 x Silver Stars, 6 Bronze Stars PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 8.8.1938 Piedmont, South Carolina moved as child to...
  11. US PARAS 2 Gardner, James Alton

    SURNAME Gardner FORENAME James Alton UNIT 327 Infantry Regiment (Airborne) (HQ & HQ Company,1 Bn) (Tiger Force) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  12. US PARAS 2 Watters, Charles Joseph

    SURNAME Watters FORENAME Charles Joseph UNIT 503 Infantry Regiment (Airborne) (Chaplain,2 Bn) (Company A,173 Support Bn,attached) RANK Major (Chaplain) NUMBER 0-3139624 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  13. US PARAS 2 Lozada, Carlos James

    SURNAME Lozada FORENAME Carlos James UNIT 503 Infantry Regiment (Airborne) (Company A,2 Bn) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 51611285 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  14. US PARAS Cole, Robert George

    SURNAME Cole FORENAME Robert George UNIT 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment (HQ Company 3 Bn) (Commanding Officer) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 0-022028 AWARD Medal of Honor,Croix de Guerre avec palme (Fr) PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  15. GREEN BERETS Miller, Robert James (Robbie)

    SURNAME Miller FORENAME Robert James (Robbie) UNIT 3 SF Group (Company A,3 Bn) RANK Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor,Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal with V device (twice) PLACE Afghanistan 2006-2007 (ACM x2) Afghanistan 2008 (MOH) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see...
  16. US PARAS Mann, Joe Eugene

    SURNAME Mann FORENAME Joe Eugene UNIT 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company H) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 39188121 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Holland 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. RANGERS 2 Puckett, Ralph,Jr

    SURNAME Puckett FORENAME Ralph,Jr UNIT 8 Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Cross upgraded to Medal of Honor (2021) PLACE Korea 1950 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 8.12.1926 Tifton,Georgia graduated USMA,West Point 1949 8...
  18. SEALS Monsoor, Michael Anthony (Mike)

    SURNAME Monsoor FORENAME Michael Anthony (Mike) UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 3 RANK Master at Arms Second Class (Petty Officer Second Class) NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor,Silver Star,Bronze Star with V device PLACE Iraq 2006 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  19. GREEN BERETS Rose, Gary Michael

    SURNAME Rose FORENAME Gary Michael (Mike) UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG) (Hatchet Force) RANK Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor,Distinguished Service Cross,Bronze Star with V device PLACE Laos 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Southern California entered service 1967 Special...
  20. AIR COMMANDO 2 Wilbanks, Hilliard Almond

    SURNAME Wilbanks FORENAME Hilliard Almond UNIT 21 Tactical Air Support Squadron (505 Tactical Control Group) RANK Captain NUMBER 3056748 AWARD Medal of Honor,Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal with 18 oak leaf clusters,Air Force Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1966-67...
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