medal of honor

MEDAL OF HONOR
Extreme Risk
By Chris Hunter
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. GREEN BERETS Versace, Humbert Roque (Rocky)

    SURNAME Versace FORENAME Humbert Roque (Rocky) UNIT 5 SF Group (Det A-23) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-87417 AWARD Medal of Honor,Silver Star PLACE South Vietnam 1963-65 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed as POW - see Roll of Honour
  2. GREEN BERETS Yntema, Gordon Douglas

    SURNAME Yntema FORENAME Gordon Douglas UNIT 5 SF Group (Company D,Det A-431) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 16764592 AWARD Medal of Honor,Silver Star PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  3. GREEN BERETS Sisler, George Kenton

    SURNAME Sisler FORENAME George Kenton UNIT 5 SF Group (HQ and HQ Company) (MACV-SOG-CCC) (FOB-2) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER OF110068 AWARD Medal of Honor,Bronze Star PLACE Laos 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  4. GREEN BERETS Kedenburg, John James

    SURNAME Kedenburg FORENAME John James UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV/SOG - CCN - FOB 2) (RT Nevada) RANK Specialist Fifth Class NUMBER 123364049 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Laos 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour IMAGES:
  5. GREEN BERETS Howard, Robert Lewis

    SURNAME Howard FORENAME Robert Lewis (Bob) UNIT 5 SF Group (MACV/SOG) (CCC - RT Colorado) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 14628152 AWARD Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit x 3 PLACE Laos 1967 (DSC) Laos 1968 (MoH) Cambodia 1968 (SS)...
  6. GREEN BERETS Hosking, Charles Ernest,Jr

    SURNAME Hosking FORENAME Charles Ernest,Jr UNIT 5 SF Group (Company A,Det A-302) (3 M.S.F.C.) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 32919642 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  7. GREEN BERETS Hagen, Loren Douglas (Festus)

    SURNAME Hagen FORENAME Loren Douglas (Festus) UNIT 5 SF Group (Task Force Advisory Element 1) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE South Vietnam 1971 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  8. GREEN BERETS Buker, Brian Leroy

    SURNAME Buker FORENAME Brian Leroy UNIT 5 SF Group (HQ and HQ Company,Det B-55) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 005485496 AWARD Medal of Honor,Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  9. GREEN BERETS Bryant, William Maud

    SURNAME Bryant FORENAME William Maud UNIT 5 SF Group (Company A - Det B-36) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 16432083 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  10. GREEN BERETS Ashley, Eugene,Jr

    SURNAME Ashley FORENAME Eugene,Jr UNIT 5 SF Group (Company C Det A-101) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  11. RANGERS 2 Law, Robert David

    SURNAME Law FORENAME Robert David UNIT Company I (Ranger),75th Infantry RANK Specialist Fourth Class NUMBER 54442710 AWARD Medal of Honor, Bronze Star PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  12. RANGERS 2 Littrell, Gary Lee

    SURNAME Littrell FORENAME Gary Lee UNIT Advisory Team 21 (Airborne Ranger),MACV,attached 23 Ranger Bn,ARVN RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 26.10.1944 Henderson, Kentucky resided Dahlonega, Georgia...
  13. RANGERS 2 Rabel, Laszlo

    SURNAME Rabel FORENAME Laszlo UNIT 74th Infantry Detachment (LRP),173 Brigade RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 17738385 AWARD Medal of Honor, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster PLACE South Vietnam 1968...
  14. SEALS Murphy, Michael Patrick

    SURNAME Murphy FORENAME Michael Patrick UNIT U.S.N. Seal Delivery Vehicle Team 1 RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor,Silver Star PLACE Afghanistan 2005 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  15. RAIDERS Thomason, Clyde

    SURNAME Thomason FORENAME Clyde UNIT 2 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 246433 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Makin Island 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 23.5.1914 Atlanta,Georgia KIA 17.8.1942 - see Roll of Honour
  16. RAIDERS Edson, Merritt Austin (Red Mike)

    SURNAME Edson FORENAME Merritt Austin (Red Mike) UNIT 1 Raider Bn (HQ Company - Commanding Officer) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor,Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 (MoH) Tulagi 1942 (NC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 25.4.1897 Rutland,Vermont father...
  17. RAIDERS Walsh, William Gary

    SURNAME Walsh FORENAME William Gary UNIT former 2 Raider Bn RANK Gunnery Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Iwo Jima 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 7.4.1922 Roxbury,Massachusetts USMC April 1942 award with Company G,3 Bn 27th Marines KIA 27.2.1945 - see Roll of Honour
  18. RAIDERS Gurke, Henry

    SURNAME Gurke FORENAME Henry UNIT 3 Raider Bn (Company M) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 380428 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Bougainville 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 6.11.1922 Neche,North Dakota KIA 9.11.1943 - see Roll of Honour
  19. RAIDERS Chambers, Justice Marion

    SURNAME Chambers FORENAME Justice Marion UNIT former 1 Raider Bn (Company E) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 04796 AWARD Medal of Honor,Silver Star,Legion of Merit with combat V PLACE Tulagi 1942 (SS) Iwo Jima 1945 (MOH) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 2.2.1908 Huntington,West...
  20. RAIDERS Bush, Richard Earl

    SURNAME Bush FORENAME Richard Earl UNIT former 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK Corporal NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Okinawa 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 23.12.1924 Glasgow, Kentucky father Clarence Bush (1897-1966) mother Lois O. (nee Wakefield) Bush (1899-1969)...
Top