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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. 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)...
  10. RAIDERS Bailey, Kenneth Dillon

    SURNAME Bailey FORENAME Kenneth Dillon UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Major NUMBER 5100 AWARD Medal of Honor,Silver Star PLACE Tulagi 1942 (SS) Guadalcanal 1942 (MOH) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 21.10.1910 Pawnee,Oklahoma DOW - see Roll of Honour
  11. SEALS Slabinski, Britt Kelly (Slab)

    SURNAME Slabinski FORENAME Britt Kelly (Slab) UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 6 RANK Senior Chief Information Systems Technician (SEAL) NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Navy and Marine Corps Lifesaving Medal PLACE Afghanistan 2002 (op.Anaconda) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of...
  12. SEALS Thornton, Michael Edwin

    SURNAME Thornton FORENAME Michael Edwin UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 1 attached STDAT 158 RANK Engineman First Class NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam 1972 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 23.3.1949 Greenville,South Carolina entered service...
  13. SEALS Norris, Thomas Rollard

    SURNAME Norris FORENAME Thomas Rollard UNIT U.S.N.R. Seal Team 2 attached STDAT 158 RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam 1972 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 14.1.1944 Jacksonville, Florida entered service Silver Spring, Maryland...
  14. SEALS Kerrey, Joseph Robert (Bob)

    SURNAME Kerrey FORENAME Joseph Robert (Bob) UNIT U.S.N.R. Seal Team 1 RANK Lieutenant Junior Grade NUMBER 0-720389 AWARD Medal of Honor PLACE Nha Trang Harbor, South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 27.8.1943 Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska entered service Omaha...