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. 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
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...