List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War II

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The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War and is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Due to the nature of this medal, it is commonly presented posthumously.[1]

World War II, or the Second World War, was a global military conflict, the joining of what had initially been two separate conflicts. The first began in Asia in 1937 as the Second Sino-Japanese War; the other began in Europe in 1939 with the German and Soviet invasion of Poland.[2] This global conflict split the majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers.

The United States, and its military, was drawn into World War II on December 7, 1941, when Axis-member Japan launched the Attack on Pearl Harbor and European territories in the Pacific Ocean.

During this war 464 United States military personnel received the Medal of Honor, 266 (57.3%) of them posthumously. Seventeen of these were Japanese-Americans fighting in both Europe and the Pacific, many of which were upgraded from Distinguished Service Crosses during the Clinton administration. Additionally, the only recipient, Douglas Albert Munro, from the United States Coast Guard received the Medal for his actions during this war.

The earliest action for which a US serviceman earned a World War II Medal of Honor was the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, for which seventeen US servicemen were awarded a Medal. The last action to earn a contemporaneous Medal of Honor prior to the August 15, 1945, end of hostilities in World War II, were those of Melvin Mayfield, on July 29, 1945 – though several honorees may have been cited for their Medal after Mayfield's recognition on May 31, 1946. Additionally, seven African American and twenty-two Asian American veterans who had received the Distinguished Service Cross during the war were awarded the Medal of Honor in 1997 and 2000 — most of them posthumously — after two studies determined that racial discrimination had caused them to be overlooked at the time.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Adams Lucian MOH.jpg Adams, LucianLucian Adams Army Staff Sergeant near St. Die, France October 28, 1944 For single-handedly destroying enemy machine gun emplacements to re-establish supply lines to U.S. Army companies
Head of a young man in military uniform with a quizzical look on his face. His garrison cap is tilted off to one side and a tuft of short hair sticks out from the other. Agerholm, Harold C.Harold C. Agerholm  Marine Corps Private First Class Saipan, Marianas Islands July 7, 1944 For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the Fourth Battalion, Tenth Marines, SECOND Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Saipan, Marianas Islands, 7 July 1944. When the enemy launched a fierce, determined counterattack against our positions and overran a neighboring artillery battalion, Private First Class Agerholm immediately volunteered to assist in the efforts to check the hostile attack and evacuate our wounded. Locating and appropriating an abandoned ambulance jeep, he repeatedly made extremely perilous trips under heavy rifle and mortar fire and single-handledly loaded and evacuted approximately 45 casualties, working tirelessly and with utter disregard for his own safety during a gruelling period of more than 3 hours. Despite intense, persistent enemy fire, he ran out to aid two men whom he believed to be wounded Marines but was himself mortally wounded by a Japanese sniper while carrying out his hazardous mission.
Anderson, Beauford T.Beauford T. Anderson Army Technical Sergeant Okinawa April 13, 1945 Risked his life to save several of his fellow soldiers and repel an enemy attack single-handedly.
Head of a young man in a military jacket and tie, looking down and to the right Anderson, Richard B.Richard B. Anderson  Marine Corps Private First Class Roi Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands February 1, 1944 For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the FOURTH Marine Division during action against enemy Japanese forces on Roi Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1 February 1944. Entering a shell crater occupied by three other Marines, Private First Class Anderson was preparing to throw a grenade at an enemy position when it slipped from his hands and rolled toward the men at the bottom of the hole. With insufficient time to retrieve the armed weapon and throw it, Private First Class Anderson fearlessly chose to sacrifice himself and save his companions by hurling his body upon the grenade and taking the full impact of the explosion.
Antolak, SylvesterSylvester Antolak  Army Sergeant near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy May 24, 1944 Near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy, he charged 200 yards over flat, coverless terrain to destroy an enemy machinegun nest during the second day of the offensive which broke through the German cordon of steel around the Anzio beachhead.
Head of a middle-aged man wearing a light-colored jacket with stripes and a star on shoulderboards, a dark colored tie, and a peaked cap with decorative leaves on the visor. Antrim, Richard N.Richard N. Antrim Navy Lieutenant Makassar, Celebes, Netherlands East Indies April 1942 During the early part of his imprisonment at Makassar in April 1942, he saw a Japanese guard brutally beating a fellow prisoner of war and successfully intervened, at great risk to his own life. For his conspicuous act of valor, Antrim later received the Medal of Honor.
Head of a smirking man wearing a large, metal, bucket helmet and a light-colored military jacket. Atkins, Thomas E.Thomas E. Atkins Army Private First Class Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines March 10, 1945 Remained in his fox hole for 4 hours bearing the brunt of each enemy assault and maintaining fire until each charge was repulsed.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Head of a young white man with neatly combed dark hair in a military jacket with a strap diagonally across the chest and badges pinned to his left breast Bailey, Kenneth D.Kenneth D. Bailey  Marine Corps Major Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands September 12, 1942 – September 13, 1942 For extraordinary courage and heroic conduct above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of Company C, First Marine Raider Battalion, during the enemy Japanese attack on Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 12–13 September 1942. Completely reorganized following the severe engagement of the night before, Major Bailey's company, within an hour after taking its assigned position as reserve battalion between the main line and the coveted airport, was threatened on the right flank by the penetration of the enemy into a gap in the main line. In addition to repulsing this threat, while steadily improving his own desperately held position, he used every weapon at his command to cover the forced withdrawal of the main line before a hammering assault by superior enemy forces. After rendering invaluable service to the battalion commander in stemming the retreat, reorganizing the troops and extending the reverse position to the left, Major Bailey, despite a severe head wound, repeatedly led his troops in fierce hand-to-hand combat for a period of 10 hours. His great personal valor while exposed to constant and merciless enemy fire, and his indomitable fighting spirit inspired his troops to heights of heroic endeavor which enabled them to repulse the enemy and hold Henderson Field. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
Profile of a white man leaning forward with a large phone handset pressed to his ear. He is wearing a leather jacket over a shirt and tie. Baker, Addison E.Addison E. Baker  Army Air Forces Lieutenant Colonel over Ploiesti, Romania (Operation Tidal Wave) August 1, 1943 For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy on August 1, 1943. On this date he led his command, the 93d Heavy Bombardment Group, on a daring low-level attack against enemy oil refineries and installations at Ploesti, Rumania.
Portrait of a white man in a military uniform looking off to his left and smiling. Baker, Thomas A.Thomas A. Baker  Army Private Saipan, Mariana Islands June 19, 1944 – July 7, 1944 On Saipan in the Marianas Islands, he advanced ahead of his unit with a bazooka and destroyed a Japanese emplacement which was firing on his company. Several days later, he single-handedly attacked and killed two groups of Japanese soldiers. On July 7, Baker's position came under attack by a large Japanese force. Although seriously wounded early in the attack, he refused to be evacuated and continued to fight in the close-range battle until running out of ammunition. When a comrade was wounded while trying to carry him to safety, Baker insisted that he be left behind. At his request, his comrades left him propped against a tree and gave him a pistol, which had eight bullets remaining. When American forces retook the position, they found the pistol, now empty, and eight dead Japanese soldiers around Baker's body
Head and shoulders of a black man with full cheeks in military uniform. Rows of ribbon bars are on his left breast and his lapels and garrison cap are adorned with pins and badges. Baker, Vernon J.Vernon J. Baker Army Second Lieutenant near Viareggio, Italy April 5, 1945 – April 6, 1945 Demonstrated outstanding courage and leadership in destroying enemy installations, personnel and equipment during his company's attack against a strongly entrenched enemy in mountainous terrain. One of seven African American soldiers who received their medals belatedly, after a 1993 study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Color photo of Barfoot wearing his Medal of Honor and a blue suit. He is facing the camera and smiling. Barfoot, Van T.Van T. Barfoot Army Technical Sergeant near Carano, Italy May 23, 1944 For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 23 May 1944, near Carano, Italy
Barrett, Carlton W.Carlton W. Barrett Army Private near St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France June 6, 1944 Joined the United States Army in Albany, New York, he was a member of, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Barrett was one of four Medal of Honor recipients on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Head of a young white man in a plain dark jacket with a star-shaped medal hanging from a ribbon around his neck. His garrison cap is tilted to the side and has a single round pin on its side. Basilone, JohnJohn Basilone Marine Corps Sergeant Lunga area, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands October 24, 1942 – October 25, 1942 On the night of October 24–25, 1942 his unit engaged the Japanese in the Lunga area when their position came under attack by a regiment of approximately 3,000 soldiers. The Japanese forces began a frontal attack using machine guns, grenades and mortars against the American heavy machine guns. Basilone commanded two sections of machine guns that fought for the next 48 hours until only Basilone and two other men were still able to continue fighting. Basilone moved an extra gun into position and maintained continual fire against the incoming Japanese forces. He repaired another machine-gun and personally manned it, holding the defensive line until replacements arrived. With the continuous fighting, ammunition became critically low and supply lines were cut off. Basilone fought through hostile lines and returned with urgently needed ammunition for his gunners. He was killed on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. He was the first Enlisted Marine to receive The Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, and The Navy Cross.
Head and torso of a white man sitting with his right arm resting on something in front of him. He is wearing a military uniform with a wide belt, a strap diagonally across the chest, and a peaked cap. Bauer, Harold W.Harold W. Bauer  Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel South Pacific area May 10, 1942 – November 14, 1942 For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous courage as Squadron Commander of Marine Fighting Squadron TWO TWELVE in the South Pacific Area during the period May 10 to November 14, 1942.
Head of a half-smiling white man wearing a shirt and tie and a garrison cap tilted over his right ear. Bausell, Lewis K.Lewis K. Bausell  Marine Corps Corporal Peleliu Island, Palau Group September 15, 1944 During combat at Peleliu, he covered an exploding Japanese hand grenade in order to protect his comrades, and died of his wounds three days later. Bausell was the only enlisted Marine from the Nation's capital, Washington, D.C. to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during World War II.
Beaudoin, Raymond O.Raymond O. Beaudoin  Army First Lieutenant Hamelin, Germany April 6, 1945 By his intrepidity, great fighting skill, and supreme devotion to his responsibility for the well-being of his platoon, 1st Lt. Beaudoin single-handedly accomplished a mission that enabled a messenger to secure help which saved the stricken unit and made possible the decisive defeat of the German forces.
Bell, Bernard P.Bernard P. Bell Army Technical Sergeant Mittelwihr, France December 18, 1944 By his intrepidity and bold, aggressive leadership, T/Sgt. Bell enabled his 8-man squad to drive back approximately 150 of the enemy, killing at least 87 and capturing 42. Personally, he killed more than 20 and captured 33 prisoners.
Bender, StanleyStanley Bender Army Staff Sergeant near La Lande, France August 17, 1944 He had sparked and led the assault company in an attack which overwhelmed the enemy, destroying a roadblock, taking a town, seizing intact 3 bridges over the Maravenne River, and capturing commanding terrain which dominated the area.
Benjamin, Jr., GeorgeGeorge Benjamin, Jr.  Army Private First Class Leyte, Philippines December 21, 1944 severely wounded while leading an assault against a strongly defended Japanese position on the island of Leyte. After being evacuated to an aid station, he conveyed valuable information regarding the disposition of the Japanese emplacement to his superiors.
Bennett, Edward A.Edward A. Bennett Army Corporal Heckhuscheid, Germany February 1, 1945 The fearless initiative, stalwart combat ability, and outstanding gallantry of Cpl. Bennett eliminated the enemy fire which was decimating his company's ranks and made it possible for the Americans to sweep all resistance from the town.
Head of a middle-aged white man with thinning hair, wearing a dark suit coat, white shirt, and dark tie. Bennion, Mervyn S.Mervyn S. Bennion  Navy Captain USS West Virginia (BB-48), Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 While mortally wounded, he remained in command of his ship. For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage, and complete disregard of his own life, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Head and shoulders of a white man wearing a light colored shirt and tie and a peaked cap with a dark visor. Berry, Charles J.Charles J. Berry  Marine Corps Corporal Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 3, 1945 He landed on Iwo Jima on D-Day, February 19, 1945, and was killed in action on March 3, 1945, during the action which earned him the Medal of Honor.
Bertoldo, Vito R.Vito R. Bertoldo Army Master Sergeant Hatten, France January 9, 1945 – January 10, 1945 In Hatten, France, he manned a machine gun in defense of a command post being attacked by a numerically superior German force. When evacuation became necessary, he voluntarily stayed behind to cover the withdrawal. The next morning he moved to another command post, and again defended it against a continued assault by strong German forces and voluntarily covered the withdrawal of friendly forces when the post was abandoned. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor one year later, on January 10, 1946.
Beyer, Arthur O.Arthur O. Beyer Army Corporal near Arloncourt, Belgium January 15, 1945 Near Arloncourt, Belgium, he used hand grenades and his carbine to single-handedly destroy two German machine gun positions before working his way through a honey-combed series of enemy foxholes—killing and capturing German soldiers as he went. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry Truman seven months later, on August 30, 1945.
Head and torso of a smirking white man wearing a peaked cap and a military jacket, adorned with pins and badges and a strap running diagonally across his chest, over a shirt and tie. Bianchi, Willibald C.Willibald C. Bianchi  Army First Lieutenant near Bagac, Bataan Province, Philippines February 3, 1942 After the action near Bagac in the Bataan Province, Bianchi was among the troops captured by the Japanese at the fall of Bataan, on April 9, 1942. He was part of the Bataan "Death March," and was imprisoned in several Japanese prisoner of war camps, enduring horrible conditions. He was known for his compassion and efforts to better the lot of his fellow prisoners by bartering with their captors for extra food and medicine. On January 9, 1945, while imprisoned in an unmarked Japanese prison ship, Bianchi was killed instantly when an American plane, unaware that the ship contained American prisoners, dropped a 1,000-pound bomb in the cargo hold.
Biddle, Melvin E.Melvin E. Biddle Army Private First Class near Soy, Belgium December 23, 1944 – December 24, 1944 When presenting the medal to Biddle, Truman whispered "People don't believe me when I tell them that I'd rather have one of these than be President." Biddle was decorated with 17 other soldiers that served in the Eastern Theater of Operations.
Head and shoulders of a smiling young white man wearing a naval uniform consisting of a white shirt with a dark scarf tied around the neck and running under the large, flat, collar, and a white "Dixie Cup" hat. Bigelow, Elmer C.Elmer C. Bigelow  Navy Watertender First Class USS Fletcher, off Corregidor Island, Philippines February 14, 1945 While assisting minesweeping operations prior to landings on Manila Bay's Corregidor Island, Fletcher was hit by an enemy shell penetrated the No. 1 gun magazine, igniting several powder cases. Bigelow picked up a pair of fire extinguishers and rushed below in a resolute attempt to quell the raging flames. Refusing to waste the precious time required to don rescue-breathing apparatus, Bigelow plunged through the blinding smoke billowing out of the magazine hatch and dropped into the blazing compartment. Despite the acrid, burning powder smoke which seared his lungs, he succeeded in quickly extinguishing the fires and in cooling the cases and bulkheads, thereby preventing further damage to the ship. However Bigelow was badly injured and succumbed to his injuries the following day.
Bjorklund, Arnold L.Arnold L. Bjorklund Army First Lieutenant near Altavilla, Italy September 13, 1943 Near Altavilla, Italy, he single-handedly attacked and destroyed two German machine gun emplacements and a mortar position.
Bloch, Orville E.Orville E. Bloch Army First Lieutenant near Firenzuola, Italy September 22, 1944 Near Firenzuola, Italy, he led three soldiers in an attack on enemy positions which resulted in the capture of nineteen prisoners and the silencing of five machine gun nests.
Bolden, Paul L.Paul L. Bolden Army Staff Sergeant Petit-Coo, Belgium December 23, 1944 While his comrade provided covering fire from across the street, Bolden tossed grenades through a window, rushed to the door, and began firing. Wounded by the greatly superior number of German soldiers inside, he retreated from the house. Realizing that the Germans would not surrender, he returned to the house despite his serious wounds and killed the remaining soldiers. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor eight months later, on August 30, 1945.
Bolton, Cecil H.Cecil H. Bolton Army First Lieutenant Mark River, Holland November 2, 1944
Head and shoulders of a stern-faced white man with his arms folded over his military jacket, standing in front of a wall map and an American flag. Rows of ribbon bars are on his left breast, pins adorn his lapels, and a star-shaped medal hangs from a ribbon around his neck. Bong, Richard I.Richard I. Bong Army Air Forces Major over Borneo and Leyte October 10, 1944 – November 15, 1944 Fighter pilot with 40 kills. Top AAF score.
Head and shoulders of a young white man wearing a garrison cap and a plain military jacket over a shirt and tie Bonnyman, Jr., AlexanderAlexander Bonnyman, Jr.  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Tarawa, Gilbert Islands November 20, 1943 – November 22, 1943
Booker, Robert D.Robert D. Booker  Army Private near Fondouk, Tunisia April 9, 1943
Head of a white man in a military jacket with dark hair, short on the sides and slightly longer, and ruffled, on top. Bordelon, William J.William J. Bordelon  Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Tarawa, Gilbert Islands November 20, 1943
Boyce, Jr., George W. G.George W. G. Boyce, Jr.  Army Second Lieutenant near Afua, New Guinea July 23, 1944
Head of a squinting man wearing a shirt unbuttoned at the collar and a cloth aviator's cap with headphones built into the ear flaps, an unbuckled chin strap, and goggles pushed up onto his forehead. Boyington, PappyPappy Boyington Marine Corps Major Central Solomons area September 12, 1943 – January 3, 1944 Fighter pilot with 26 victories.
Briles, Herschel F.Herschel F. Briles Army Staff Sergeant near Scherpenseel, Germany November 20, 1944 With a comrade at his side, Herschel left his vehicle and rescued 2 critically wounded soldiers from a burning destroyer and extinguished the fire, which had been hit by an artillery shell near Scherpenseel, Germany, on 20 November 1944. The next morning, he forced 55 Germans to surrender, armed with only a machine gun, allowing fellow Americans to pass through the junction the Nazis occupied. Later that day, another destroyer was hit by a concealed enemy tank, where he again rescued 2 allies from the wreckage with the help of a fellow soldier.
Britt, Maurice L.Maurice L. Britt Army First Lieutenant North of Mignano, Italy November 10, 1943 Played football for the Detroit Lions, later Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.
Brostrom, Leonard C.Leonard C. Brostrom  Army Private First Class near Dagami, Leyte, Philippines October 28, 1944
Brown, Bobbie E.Bobbie E. Brown Army Captain Crucifix Hill, Aachen, Germany October 8, 1944
Head and torso of an elderly white man, in front of an American flag, with his hands folded and resting on a table in front of him. He is wearing a white jacket with a row of medals hanging from ribbons and a winged pin on his left breast, gold shoulder-boards, and a star-shaped medal hanging from a light blue ribbon around his neck. His peaked cap is white with a black visor decorated with gold leaves, a gold band around the brim, and an eagle-anchors-and-shield emblem on the front. Bulkeley, John D.John D. Bulkeley Navy Lieutenant Commander Philippine waters December 7, 1941 – April 10, 1942
Burke, FrankFrank Burke Army First Lieutenant Nuremberg, Germany April 17, 1945 Also known as Francis X. Burke.
Burr, Elmer J.Elmer J. Burr  Army First Sergeant Buna, New Guinea December 24, 1942
Burr, Herbert H.Herbert H. Burr Army Staff Sergeant near Dorrmoschel, Germany March 19, 1945
Burt, James M.James M. Burt Army Captain near Wurselen, Germany October 13, 1944
Head and torso of a young white man with neatly combed hair wearing a dark military jacket with a wide belt and a few ribbon bars on the left breast. A star-shaped medal hangs from a ribbon around his neck. Bush, Richard E.Richard E. Bush Marine Corps Corporal Mount Yaedake on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands April 16, 1945
Profile of a young white man wearing a white sailor's cap and a dark sailor suit. A star-shaped medal hangs from a wide ribbon around his neck. Bush, Robert E.Robert E. Bush Navy Hospital Apprentice First Class Okinawa Jima, Ryukyu Islands May 2, 1945 Hospital Corpsman serving with Marines.
John E. Butts Butts, John E.John E. Butts  Army Second Lieutenant Normandy, France June 14, 1944, June 16, 1944, and June 23, 1944 Butts served with the U.S. Army, E Company, 60th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Division during the invasion of France in 1944. He was severely wounded on three occasions and continued leading his men until June 23 when he was killed. He was 21 years of age.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Head and shoulders of a young white man wearing a military jacket with a single cross-shaped pin on the left breast, one stripe on the upper sleeve, and a peaked cap with an eagle-globe-and-anchor emblem on the front. Caddy, William R.William R. Caddy  Marine Corps Private First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 3, 1945
Head and shoulders of a man in a white jacket with black shoulderboards with binoculars hanging from around his neck. His eyes are shaded by a white peaked cap with a black visor. Callaghan, Daniel J.Daniel J. Callaghan  Navy Rear Admiral Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Savo Island November 12, 1942 – November 13, 1942
Head of a man with dark hair and a defiant look on his face, wearing a garrison cap tilted over one ear and a shirt with a wide, flat collar. Calugas, JoseJose Calugas Army Sergeant Culis, Bataan Province, Philippines January 16, 1942
Head and shoulders of a young white man with wavy, neatly combed, hair wearing a dark jacket with large bright buttons, a high stiff collar, a strap laying diagonally across the chest, and two pins on his left breast. Cannon, George H.George H. Cannon  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Sand Island, Midway Islands December 7, 1941
Pedro Cano portrait.jpg Cano, PedroPedro Cano  Army Private Schevenhütte, Germany December 2, 1944 – December 3, 1944 Repeatedly risked his life destroying enemy machine gun positions using rockets and grenades, in support of his own and adjacent infantry company
Carey, Alvin P.Alvin P. Carey  Army Staff Sergeant near Plougastel, Brittany, France August 23, 1944 Mortally wounded while single-handedly attacking an enemy pillbox
Carey, Jr., Charles F.Charles F. Carey, Jr.  Army Technical Sergeant Rimling, France January 8, 1945 – January 9, 1945
Carr, ChrisChris Carr Army Sergeant near Guignola, Italy October 1, 1944 – October 2, 1944
Head and shoulders of a man wearing a peaked cap and a military jacket with a winged pin on the left breast and pins on the lapels. Carswell, Jr., Horace S.Horace S. Carswell, Jr.  Army Air Forces Major over the South China Sea October 26, 1944
Head and shoulders of a black man, with a carefully trimmed mustache, standing erect and staring directly into the camera. He is wearing a peaked cap and a jacket with three rows of ribbon bars and a pin on the left breast, pins on the lapels, and a braided cord over the left shoulder. Carter, Jr., Edward A.Edward A. Carter, Jr.  Army Staff Sergeant near Speyer, Germany March 23, 1945 One of seven African American soldiers who received their medals belatedly, after a 1993 study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Casamento, AnthonyAnthony Casamento Marine Corps Corporal Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands November 1, 1942
Castle, Frederick W.Frederick W. Castle  Army Air Forces Brigadier General Germany December 24, 1944
Head and shoulders of a middle-aged white man with a round face wearing a garrison cap and a jacket with four rows of ribbon bars on the left breast and pins on both the lapels and on the collar of the undershirt. Chambers, Justice M.Justice M. Chambers Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 19, 1945 – February 22, 1945
Cheli, RalphRalph Cheli  Army Air Forces Major near Wewak, New Guinea August 18, 1943
Childers, ErnestErnest Childers Army Second Lieutenant Oliveto, Italy September 22, 1943
Choate, Clyde L.Clyde L. Choate Army Staff Sergeant near Bruyeres, France October 25, 1944
Christensen, Dale E.Dale E. Christensen  Army Second Lieutenant Driniumor River, New Guinea July 16, 1944 – July 19, 1944
Christian, Herbert F.Herbert F. Christian  Army Private near Valmontone, Italy June 2, 1944 – June 3, 1944
Cicchetti, Joseph J.Joseph J. Cicchetti  Army Private First Class South Manila, Luzon, Philippines February 9, 1945
Clark, Francis J.Francis J. Clark Army Technical Sergeant near Kalborn, Luxembourg and near Sevenig, Germany September 12, 1944 and September 17, 1944
Head and shoulders of an elderly white man wearing glasses and a baseball cap with an image of a star-shaped medal and the words "Medal of Honor recipient". An actual star-shaped medal hangs from a light blue ribbon around his neck, over his dark suit coat and patterned tie. Colalillo, MikeMike Colalillo Army Private First Class near Untergriesheim, Germany April 7, 1945
Head and shoulders of a young white man with a broad smile. He is wearing a garrison cap tilted over his right ear and a plain military jacket on top of a shirt and tie. Cole, Darrell S.Darrell S. Cole  Marine Corps Sergeant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 19, 1945 Namesake of USS Cole (DDG-67).
Head and shoulders of a white man wearing a metal helmet with an oak leaf emblem on the front, the chin strap unbuckled and hanging loose, and a dark, heavy coat. Cole, Robert G.Robert G. Cole  Army Lieutenant Colonel near Carentan, France June 11, 1944 For leading a charge across a field swept by German machineguns and artillery.
Connor, James P.James P. Connor Army Sergeant Cape Cavalaire, southern France August 15, 1944
Cooley, Raymond H.Raymond H. Cooley Army Staff Sergeant near Lumboy, Luzon, Philippines February 24, 1945
Two white men in military dress uniform shaking hands. One is an Older man and on is a young man. Coolidge, Charles H.Charles H. Coolidge Army Technical Sergeant East of Belmont sur Buttant, France October 24, 1944 – October 27, 1944
Head of a stern-faced young white man with dark hair and full cheeks wearing a dark jacket with ribbon bars of the left breast. Courtney, Jr., Henry A.Henry A. Courtney, Jr.  Marine Corps Major Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands May 14, 1945 – May 15, 1945
Cowan, Richard E.Richard E. Cowan  Army Private First Class near Krinkelter Wald, Belgium December 17, 1944
Craft, Clarence B.Clarence B. Craft Army Private First Class Hen Hill, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands May 31, 1945
Craig, RobertRobert Craig  Army Second Lieutenant near Favoratta, Sicily July 11, 1943 Single-handedly destroyed an Italian machinegun nest before laying down covering fire for his entire platoon.
Crain, Morris E.Morris E. Crain  Army Technical Sergeant Haguenau, France March 13, 1945
Craw, Demas T.Demas T. Craw  Army Air Forces Colonel near Port Lyautey, French Morocco November 8, 1942
Crawford, William J.William J. Crawford Army Private near Altavilla, Italy September 13, 1943
Crews, John R.John R. Crews Army Staff Sergeant near Lobenbacherhof, Germany April 8, 1945
Head and shoulders of a middle aged white man wearing a white peaked cap with a black visor and a dark jacket over a white shirt and dark tie. On his left breast is a winged pin and a single ribbon bar. Cromwell, John P.John P. Cromwell  Navy Captain USS Sculpin, off Truk Island November 19, 1943 Stayed aboard a sinking submarine to prevent military secrets he possessed from falling into enemy hands.
Currey in 1945 Currey, Francis S.Francis S. Currey Army Sergeant Malmedy, Belgium December 21, 1944 Rescued several men and women while destroying a building with enemy soldiers.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Dahlgren, Edward C.Edward C. Dahlgren Army Sergeant Oberhoffen, France February 11, 1945
Dalessondro, Peter J.Peter J. Dalessondro Army Technical Sergeant near Kalterherberg, Germany December 22, 1944
Daly, Michael J.Michael J. Daly Army First Lieutenant Nuremberg, Germany April 18, 1945
Head and shoulders of a young white man wearing a peaked cap and a military jacket with large shiny buttons, two chevrons on the upper sleeves, and two medals and two ribbon bars on the left breast. Damato, Anthony P.Anthony P. Damato  Marine Corps Corporal Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands February 19, 1944 – February 20, 1944
Head of a middle-aged white man wearing a white peaked cap, wire frame glasses, and a dark jacket over a shirt and tie. David, Albert L.Albert L. David  Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade off French West Africa June 4, 1944 For leading a boarding party that successfully captured the German submarine U-505.
Head of a smiling young man with dark hair wearing a military jacket with pins on the lapel over a shirt and tie. Davila, Rudolph B.Rudolph B. Davila Army Staff Sergeant near Artena, Italy May 28, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Davis, Charles W.Charles W. Davis Army Captain Guadalcanal Island January 12, 1943
Head and shoulders of a white man with carefully combed and parted wavy hair, wearing a dark jacket over a shirt and tie. Davis, George F.George F. Davis  Navy Commander USS Walke, Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippines January 6, 1945
Head and shoulders of a middle-aged white man with a subdued smile wearing a garrison cap with two stars on either side and a military jacket with a large array of ribbon bars covering the entire left breast. Day, James L.James L. Day Marine Corps Corporal Okinawa, Ryukya Islands May 14, 1945 – May 17, 1945
Head and shoulders of a white man with a thin mustache wearing a white peaked cap, its black visor decorated with oak leaves, and a white military jacket with dark shoulder boards and one medal and two winged pins on the left breast. Dealey, Samuel D.Samuel D. Dealey  Navy Commander USS Harder, near Philippines Jun 6, 1944 – Jun 10, 1944
Head and shoulders of a young white man with a peaked cap pushed high up on his forehead, wearing a military jacket with two rows of ribbon bars on the left breast and a star-shaped medal hanging from a ribbon around his neck. DeBlanc, Jefferson J.Jefferson J. DeBlanc Marine Corps Captain off Kolombangara Island, Solomons group January 31, 1943
DeFranzo, Arthur F.Arthur F. DeFranzo  Army Staff Sergeant near Vaubadon, France June 10, 1944
Head and shoulders of a young white man with neatly combed hair wearing a military jacket with a round pin on each lapel over a shirt and tie. DeGlopper, Charles N.Charles N. DeGlopper  Army Private First Class Merderet River at la Fiere, France June 9, 1944
Deleau, Jr., EmileEmile Deleau, Jr.  Army Sergeant Oberhoffen, France February 1, 1945 – February 2, 1945
Dervishian, Ernest H.Ernest H. Dervishian Army Technical Sergeant near Cisterna, Italy May 23, 1944
Diamond, James H.James H. Diamond  Army Private First Class Mintal, Mindanao, Philippines May 8, 1945 – May 14, 1945
Dietz, Robert H.Robert H. Dietz  Army Staff Sergeant Kirchain, Germany March 29, 1945
Head and shoulders of a balding middle-aged white man wearing a light-colored military jacket with three stars on the shoulder and four rows of ribbon bars and a winged pin on the left breast. Doolittle, JimmyJimmy Doolittle Army Air Forces Lieutenant Colonel over Japan April 18, 1942 For leading the Doolittle Raid over the Japanese mainland.
Head and shoulders of a young white man with a thin mustache wearing a garrison cap and a military jacket with two rows of ribbon bars and a round pin on the left breast. Doss, Desmond T.Desmond T. Doss Army Private First Class near Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands April 29, 1945 – May 21, 1945 The first conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honor, for saving many lives while acting as a medic.
Drowley, Jesse R.Jesse R. Drowley Army Staff Sergeant Bougainville, Solomon Islands January 30, 1944
Head of an older white man with gray hair wearing a dark suit coat over a white shirt. A star-shaped medal hangs from a light-blue ribbon around his neck. Dunham, Russell E.Russell E. Dunham Army Technical Sergeant near Kayserberg, France January 8, 1945
Head and shoulders of a young white man with neatly combed dark hair wearing a light-colored military jacket with three rows of ribbon bars and a parachute pin on the left breast. Dunlap, Robert H.Robert H. Dunlap Marine Corps Captain Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 20, 1945 – February 21, 1945
Dutko, John W.John W. Dutko  Army Private First Class near Ponte Rotto, Italy May 23, 1944
Head and shoulders of a white man wearing a garrison cap with an oak leaf on the side and a dark military jacket a row of ribbon bars and two badges on the left breast. Dyess, Aquilla J.Aquilla J. Dyess  Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands February 1, 1944 – February 2, 1944

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
EdsonMikeRed.jpg Edson, Merritt A.Merritt A. Edson Marine Corps Colonel Solomon Islands September 13, 1942 – September 14, 1942
Ehlers speaking at D-Day anniversary.JPEG Ehlers, Walter D.Walter D. Ehlers Army Staff Sergeant near Goville, France June 9, 1944 – June 10, 1944
Elrod HT USMC.jpg Elrod, Henry T.Henry T. Elrod  Marine Corps Captain Wake Island December 8, 1941 – December 23, 1941
Endl, Gerald L.Gerald L. Endl  Army Staff Sergeant near Anamo, New Guinea July 11, 1944
Epperson HG.jpg Epperson, Harold G.Harold G. Epperson  Marine Corps Private First Class Island of Saipan, Marianas June 25, 1944
Erwin, Henry E.Henry E. Erwin Army Air Forces Staff Sergeant Koriyama, Japan April 12, 1945
Ray Eubanks.jpg Eubanks, Ray E.Ray E. Eubanks  Army Sergeant Noemfoor Island, Dutch New Guinea July 23, 1944
Evans, Ernest E.Ernest E. Evans  Navy Commander USS Johnston, off Samar October 25, 1944
Everhart, Forrest E.Forrest E. Everhart Army Technical Sergeant near Kerling, France November 12, 1944

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Fardy JP USMC.jpg Fardy, John P.John P. Fardy  Marine Corps Corporal Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands May 7, 1945
Femoyer, Robert E.Robert E. Femoyer  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant over Merseburg, Germany November 2, 1944
Fields, James H.James H. Fields Army First Lieutenant Rechicourt, France September 27, 1944
John William Finn.jpg Finn, John W.John W. Finn Navy Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii December 7, 1941
Fisher, Almond E.Almond E. Fisher Army Second Lieutenant near Grammont, France September 12, 1944 – September 13, 1944
Francis Charles Flaherty.jpg Flaherty, Francis C.Francis C. Flaherty  Navy Ensign Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941
Fleming RE USMC.jpg Fleming, Richard E.Richard E. Fleming  Marine Corps Captain Midway Atoll June 4, 1942 – June 5, 1942
RAdm Eugene B Fluckey color.jpg Fluckey, Eugene B.Eugene B. Fluckey Navy Commander USS Barb, along east coast of China December 19, 1944 – February 15, 1945
Joe Foss DM-SD-03-09574.JPG Foss, Joseph J.Joseph J. Foss Marine Corps Captain over Guadalcanal October 9, 1942 – November 19, 1942 and January 1943 For shooting down 26 aircraft as leader of the Flying Circus. Later became a Governor of South Dakota. First commissioner of the American Football League.
Foster WA USMC.jpg Foster, William A.William A. Foster  Marine Corps Private First Class Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands May 2, 1945
Fournier, William G.William G. Fournier  Army Sergeant Mount Austen, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands January 10, 1943
Fowler, Thomas W.Thomas W. Fowler  Army Second Lieutenant near Carano, Italy May 23, 1944
JohnRFox.jpg Fox, John R.John R. Fox  Army First Lieutenant near Sommocolonia, Italy December 26, 1944 One of seven African American soldiers who received their medals belatedly, after a 1993 study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Fryar, Elmer E.Elmer E. Fryar  Army Private Leyte, Philippines December 8, 1944
Funk, Jr., Leonard A.Leonard A. Funk, Jr. Army First Sergeant Holzheim, Belgium January 29, 1945
Samuel G Fuqua.jpg Fuqua, Samuel G.Samuel G. Fuqua Navy Lieutenant Commander Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii December 7, 1941 For heroism aboard the USS Arizona.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Galer RE USMC.jpg Galer, Robert E.Robert E. Galer Marine Corps Major Solomon Islands area Aug 1942 – Sep 1942 For service in the Solomon Islands as the leader of a Marine fighter squadron.
William Wylie Galt.jpg Galt, William W.William W. Galt  Army Captain Villa Crocetta, Italy May 29, 1944 For his leadership and courage in directing an assault against an entrenched force that had repulsed two previous attacks.
Archer T. Gammon.jpg Gammon, Archer T.Archer T. Gammon  Army Staff Sergeant near Bastogne, Belgium January 11, 1945 While under fire from a German machine gun and tank, counterattacked the German force and forced them to retreat with grenade and small arms fire.
JoeGandaraMilitaryPortrait209px Gandara, JoeJoe Gandara  Army Private Amfreville, France June 9, 1944 Advanced voluntarily and alone toward an enemy position and destroyed three hostile machine guns before being fatally wounded.
Marcario Garcia.jpg Garcia, MarcarioMarcario Garcia Army Private near Grosshau, Germany November 27, 1944
Harold A Garman.jpg Garman, Harold A.Harold A. Garman Army Private near Montereau, France August 25, 1944 Medic, for braving enemy fire to tow a boat of wounded to safety.
Donald A. Gary;h94631.jpg Gary, Donald A.Donald A. Gary Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade Japanese home islands near Kobe, Japan March 19, 1945 For braving hazardous conditions on the USS Franklin when it was hit by enemy fire to save sailors trapped inside the vessel's hull.
Gerstung, Robert E.Robert E. Gerstung Army Technical Sergeant Siegfried Line near Berg, Germany December 19, 1944
Gibson, Eric G.Eric G. Gibson  Army Technician Fifth Grade near Isola Bella, Italy January 28, 1944
Gilmore, Howard W.Howard W. Gilmore  Navy Commander USS Growler, southwest Pacific January 10, 1943 – February 7, 1943
Gonsalves H USMC.jpg Gonsalves, HaroldHarold Gonsalves  Marine Corps Private First Class Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Chain April 15, 1945
DavidMGonzales cropped.jpg Gonzales, David M.David M. Gonzales  Army Private First Class Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines April 25, 1945
Gordon, Nathan Green.jpg Gordon, Nathan G.Nathan G. Gordon Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade Bismarck Sea February 15, 1944 Later Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
Gott, Donald J.Donald J. Gott  Army Air Forces First Lieutenant Saarbrücken, Germany November 9, 1944
Grabiarz, William J.William J. Grabiarz  Army Private First Class Manila, Luzon, Philippines February 23, 1945 For using his body to shield a wounded officer from hostile fire.
Gray RF USMC.jpg Gray, Ross F.Ross F. Gray  Marine Corps Sergeant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 21, 1945
Gregg, Stephen R.Stephen R. Gregg Army Technical Sergeant near Montelimar, France August 27, 1944
Gruennert, Kenneth E.Kenneth E. Gruennert  Army Sergeant near Buna, New Guinea December 24, 1942
Gurkehenry.jpg Gurke, HenryHenry Gurke  Marine Corps Private First Class Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands Archipelago November 9, 1943 Fell on a grenade that landed in his foxhole, saving the man with him

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Barney F Hajiro.jpg Hajiro, Barney F.Barney F. Hajiro Army Private near Bruyeres and Biffontaine, eastern France October 19, 1944, October 22, 1944, and October 29, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Hall, George J.George J. Hall Army Staff Sergeant near Anzio, Italy May 23, 1944
Hall, LewisLewis Hall  Army Technician Fifth Grade Mount Austen, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands January 10, 1943
Hall, William E.William E. Hall Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade Coral Sea May 7, 1942 – May 8, 1942
Hallman, Sherwood H.Sherwood H. Hallman  Army Staff Sergeant Brest, Brittany, France September 13, 1944
William D. Halyburton;hallybt.jpg Halyburton, Jr., William D.William D. Halyburton, Jr.  Navy Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Chain May 10, 1945 Corpsman serving with Marines
Hamilton, Pierpont M.Pierpont M. Hamilton Army Air Forces Major near Port Lyautey, French Morocco November 8, 1942
Owen F P Hammerberg.jpg Hammerberg, Owen F. P.Owen F. P. Hammerberg  Navy Boatswain's Mate Second Class West Loch, Pearl Harbor February 17, 1945
Hansen DM.jpg Hansen, Dale M.Dale M. Hansen  Marine Corps Private Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Chain May 7, 1945
Hanson RM.jpg Hanson, Robert M.Robert M. Hanson  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Bougainville Island and New Britain Island November 1, 1943 and January 24, 1944
Harmon, Roy W.Roy W. Harmon  Army Sergeant near Casaglia, Italy July 12, 1944
Harr, Harry R.Harry R. Harr  Army Corporal near Maglamin, Mindanao, Philippines June 5, 1945
Harrell WG.jpg Harrell, William G.William G. Harrell Marine Corps Sergeant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 3, 1945
Harris, James L.James L. Harris  Army Second Lieutenant Vagney, France October 7, 1944
Mikio Hasemoto.jpg Hasemoto, MikioMikio Hasemoto  Army Private near Cerasuolo, Italy November 29, 1943 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Hastings, Joe R.Joe R. Hastings  Army Private First Class Drabenderhohe, Germany April 12, 1945
Hauge LJ.jpg Hauge, Jr., Louis J.Louis J. Hauge, Jr.  Marine Corps Corporal Okinawa Shima in the Ryukyu Chain May 14, 1945
Hawk, John D.John D. Hawk Army Sergeant near Chambois, France August 20, 1944
Hawkins WD.jpg Hawkins, William D.William D. Hawkins  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Tarawa, Gilbert Islands November 20, 1943 – November 21, 1943
Lloyd C Hawks.jpg Hawks, Lloyd C.Lloyd C. Hawks Army Private First Class near Carano, Italy January 30, 1944
Joe Hayashi.jpg Hayashi, JoeJoe Hayashi  Army Private near Tendola, Italy April 20, 1945 and April 22, 1945 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Shizuya Hayashi.jpg Hayashi, ShizuyaShizuya Hayashi Army Private near Cerasuolo, Italy November 29, 1943 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Hedrick, Clinton M.Clinton M. Hedrick  Army Technical Sergeant near Lembeck, Germany March 27, 1945 – March 28, 1945
Hendrix, James R.James R. Hendrix Army Private near Assenois, Belgium December 26, 1944
Henry, Robert T.Robert T. Henry  Army Private Luchem, Germany December 3, 1944
Herrera, Silvestre S.Silvestre S. Herrera Army Private First Class near Mertzwiller, France March 15, 1945
Rufus G Herring.jpg Herring, Rufus G.Rufus G. Herring Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade as commanding officer aboard a landing craft, USS LCI (G) 449, Iwo Jima February 17, 1945
Edwin J. Hill;h49196.jpg Hill, Edwin J.Edwin J. Hill  Navy Chief Boatswain Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941
Horner, Freeman V.Freeman V. Horner Army Staff Sergeant Wurselen, Germany November 16, 1944
Col James H Howard.jpg Howard, James H.James H. Howard Army Air Forces Major over Oschersleben, Germany January 11, 1944 only fighter pilot in the European Theater of Operations in World War II to be awarded the Medal of Honor
Paul Huff, MOH.jpg Huff, Paul B.Paul B. Huff Army Corporal near Carano, Italy February 8, 1944
Lloyd H Hughes.jpg Hughes, Lloyd HerbertLloyd Herbert Hughes  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant Ploesti Raid, Romania August 1, 1943
Hutchins, Johnnie D.Johnnie D. Hutchins  Navy Seaman First Class aboard a landing ship, USS LST 473, off Lae, New Guinea September 4, 1943

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Head and shoulders portrait of an older Asian man wearing a business suit and tie. Inouye, Daniel K.Daniel K. Inouye Army Second Lieutenant near San Terenzo, Italy April 21, 1945 Later became a U.S. Senator representing Hawaii. Served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate and was third in line to the Presidency of the United States; highest ranking Asian American politician in U.S. history. One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Jachman, Isadore S.Isadore S. Jachman  Army Staff Sergeant Flamierge, Belgium January 4, 1945
Jackson AJ.jpg Jackson, Arthur J.Arthur J. Jackson Marine Corps Private First Class Island of Peleliu, Palau group September 18, 1944
Jacobson DT.jpg Jacobson, Douglas T.Douglas T. Jacobson Marine Corps Private First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 26, 1945
James, Jr., Willy F.Willy F. James, Jr.  Army Private First Class near Lippoldsberg, Germany April 7, 1945 One of seven African American soldiers who received their medals belatedly, after a 1993 study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Jerstad.jpg Jerstad, John L.John L. Jerstad  Army Air Forces Major Ploiesti Raid, Romania August 1, 1943
Johnson, Elden H.Elden H. Johnson  Army Private near Valmontone, Italy June 3, 1944
Leon W Johnson.jpg Johnson, Leon W.Leon W. Johnson Army Air Forces Colonel Ploiesti Raid, Romania August 1, 1943
Johnson, LeroyLeroy Johnson  Army Sergeant near Limon, Leyte, Philippines December 15, 1944
Johnson, Oscar G.Oscar G. Johnson Army Private First Class near Scarperia, Italy September 16, 1944 – September 18, 1944
Johnston, William J.William J. Johnston Army Private First Class near Padiglione, Italy February 17, 1944 – February 19, 1944
Jones HC NH92307.jpg Jones, Herbert C.Herbert C. Jones  Navy Ensign Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941
Julian JR USMC.jpg Julian, Joseph R.Joseph R. Julian  Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 9, 1945

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Kandle, Victor L.Victor L. Kandle  Army First Lieutenant near La Forge, France October 9, 1944
Kane, John R.John R. Kane Army Air Forces Colonel Ploesti Raid, Romania August 1, 1943
Kearby, Neel E.Neel E. Kearby Army Air Forces Colonel near Wewak, New Guinea October 11, 1943 For facing 12 to 1 odds at low fuel against Lieutenant Colonel Teranishi's force
Keathley, George D.George D. Keathley  Army Staff Sergeant Mt. Altuzzo, Italy September 14, 1944
Kefurt, GusGus Kefurt  Army Staff Sergeant near Bennwihr, France December 23, 1944 – December 24, 1944
Kelley, Jonah E.Jonah E. Kelley  Army Staff Sergeant Kesternich, Germany January 30, 1945 – January 31, 1945
Kelley, Ova A.Ova A. Kelley  Army Private Leyte, Philippines December 8, 1944
Kelly, Charles E.Charles E. Kelly Army Corporal near Altavilla, Italy September 13, 1943
Kelly, John D.John D. Kelly  Army Corporal Fort du Roule, Cherbourg, France June 25, 1944
Thomas J Kelly, MOH.jpg Kelly, Thomas J.Thomas J. Kelly Army Corporal Alemert, Germany April 5, 1945
Reinhardt Keppler;h85186a.jpg Keppler, Reinhardt J.Reinhardt J. Keppler  Navy Boatswain's Mate First Class USS San Francisco, Solomon Islands November 12, 1942 – November 13, 1942
Kerstetter, Dexter J.Dexter J. Kerstetter Army Private First Class near Galiano, Luzon, Philippines April 13, 1945
Kessler, Patrick L.Patrick L. Kessler  Army Private First Class near Ponte Rotto, Italy May 23, 1944
Isaac C. Kidd.NH50176.jpg Kidd, Isaac C.Isaac C. Kidd  Navy Rear Admiral Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941
Kimbro, TrumanTruman Kimbro  Army Technician Fourth Grade near Rocherath, Belgium December 19, 1944
Kiner, Harold G.Harold G. Kiner  Army Private near Palenberg, Germany October 2, 1944
Kingsley, David R.David R. Kingsley  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant Ploesti Raid, Romania June 23, 1944
Kinser EL.jpg Kinser, Elbert L.Elbert L. Kinser  Marine Corps Sergeant Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Chain May 4, 1945
Kisters, Gerry H.Gerry H. Kisters Army Sergeant near Gagliano, Sicily July 31, 1943
Knappenberger, Alton W.Alton W. Knappenberger Army Private First Class near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy February 1, 1944
Knight, Jack L.Jack L. Knight  Army First Lieutenant near LoiKang, Burma February 2, 1945
Knight, Raymond L.Raymond L. Knight  Army Air Forces First Lieutenant northern Po Valley, Italy April 24, 1945 – April 25, 1945
Yeiki Kobashigawa.jpg Kobashigawa, YeikiYeiki Kobashigawa Army Technical Sergeant near Lanuvio, Italy June 2, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Kraus RE.jpg Kraus, Richard E.Richard E. Kraus  Marine Corps Private First Class Peleliu, Palau Islands October 3, 1944
Krotiak, Anthony L.Anthony L. Krotiak  Army Private First Class Balete Pass, Luzon, Philippines May 8, 1945
Robert T Kuroda.jpg Kuroda, Robert T.Robert T. Kuroda  Army Staff Sergeant near Bruyeres, France October 20, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
LaBelle JD.jpg La Belle, James D.James D. La Belle  Marine Corps Private First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 8, 1945
SalvadorJLara243px.jpg Lara, Salvador J.Salvador J. Lara Army Staff Sergeant Aprilia, Italy May 27, 1944May 28, 1944 Aggressively led his rifle squad in neutralizing multiple enemy strongpoints and inflicting large numbers of casualties, and resumed the attack the next day despite receiving a severe leg wound.
Elderly white man wearing a suit, tie, and glasses, with a medal hanging from a ribbon around his neck. Lawley, Jr., William R.William R. Lawley, Jr. Army Air Forces First Lieutenant over Europe February 20, 1944
Laws, Robert E.Robert E. Laws Army Staff Sergeant Pangasinan Province, Luzon, Philippines January 12, 1945
Lee, Daniel W.Daniel W. Lee Army Second Lieutenant Montreval, France September 2, 1944
Leims JH USMC.jpg Leims, John H.John H. Leims Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 7, 1945
Leonard, Turney W.Turney W. Leonard  Army First Lieutenant Kommerscheidt, Germany November 4, 1944 – November 6, 1944
WilliamFLeonard243 Leonard, William F.William F. Leonard Army Staff Sergeant Near St. Die, France November 7, 1944 Led an assault continuously swept by enemy automatic fire, killing two snipers, and, despite bullets wounds to his back, destroyed two machine guns and captured a roadblock objective.
Lester, Fred F.Fred F. Lester  Navy Hospital Apprentice First Class Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Chain June 8, 1945
Lindsey, Darrell R.Darrell R. Lindsey  Army Air Forces Captain L'Isle Adam railroad bridge over the Seine, France August 9, 1944
Lindsey, Jake W.Jake W. Lindsey Army Technical Sergeant near Hamich, Germany November 16, 1944
Lindstrom, Floyd K.Floyd K. Lindstrom  Army Private First Class near Mignano, Italy November 11, 1943
Lloyd, Edgar H.Edgar H. Lloyd  Army First Lieutenant near Pompey, France September 14, 1944
Lobaugh, Donald R.Donald R. Lobaugh  Army Private near Afua, New Guinea July 22, 1944
Logan, James M.James M. Logan Army Sergeant near Salerno, Italy September 9, 1943
Lopez, Jose M.Jose M. Lopez Army Sergeant near Krinkelt, Belgium December 17, 1944
Lucas JH.jpg Lucas, Jacklyn H.Jacklyn H. Lucas Marine Corps Private First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 20, 1945 Youngest recipient since the Civil War (turned 17 just 5 days before Iwo Jima D-Day)
Jack Lummus in Uniform.jpg Lummus, JackJack Lummus  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 8, 1945 Had earlier played football for the New York Giants.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Mabry, Jr., George L.George L. Mabry, Jr. Army Lieutenant Colonel Hurtgen Forest near Schevenhütte, Germany November 20, 1944
MacArthur Manila.jpg MacArthur, DouglasDouglas MacArthur Army General Bataan Peninsula, Philippines April 1, 1942 With his father, Arthur MacArthur, Jr., became first father and son pair to both receive the Medal of Honor.
MacGillivary, Charles A.Charles A. MacGillivary Army Sergeant near Woelfling, France January 1, 1945 Immigrant from Canada.
Pfcmagrath.gif Magrath, John D.John D. Magrath  Army Private First Class near Castel d'Aiano, Italy April 14, 1945
Mann, Joe E.Joe E. Mann  Army Private First Class Best, Holland September 18, 1944
Martin HL.jpg Martin, Harry L.Harry L. Martin  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 26, 1945
Martinez, Joe P.Joe P. Martinez  Army Private Attu, Aleutians May 26, 1943
Mason LF USMC.jpg Mason, Leonard F.Leonard F. Mason  Marine Corps Private First Class Asan-Adelup Beachhead, Guam, Marianas Islands July 22, 1944
Archibald-Mathies.png Mathies, ArchibaldArchibald Mathies  Army Air Forces Sergeant over Germany February 20, 1944
Mathis, Jack W.Jack W. Mathis  Army Air Forces First Lieutenant over Vegesack, Germany March 18, 1943
Bob Maxwell 2006 BBC MOH Scholarship Ceremony.jpg Maxwell, Robert D.Robert D. Maxwell Army Technician Fifth Grade near Besançon, France September 7, 1944
May, Martin O.Martin O. May  Army Private First Class legusuku-Yama, Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands April 19, 1945 – April 21, 1945 Defended his machine gun position for 3 days against Japanese attacks, even when wounded, thus maintaining the American lines. Refusing to withdraw when his machine gun was disabled, he used hand grenades to fight to his death.
Mayfield, MelvinMelvin Mayfield Army Corporal Cordillera Mountains, Luzon, Philippines July 29, 1945 Mayfield's actions, on July 29, 1945, were the last to earn a Medal of Honor prior to the August 15, 1945, end of hostilities in World War II – though some honorees may have been cited for their Medal after Mayfield's recognition on May 31, 1946.
McCall, Thomas E.Thomas E. McCall Army Staff Sergeant near San Angelo, Italy January 22, 1944
David McCampbell.jpg McCampbell, DavidDavid McCampbell Navy Commander First and second battles of the Philippine Sea June 19, 1944 Top Navy flying ace. 34 kills.
McCandless, BruceBruce McCandless Navy Commander Battle off Savo Island November 12, 1942 – November 13, 1942
McCard RH USMC.jpg McCard, Robert H.Robert H. McCard  Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Saipan, Marianas Islands June 16, 1944 For saving the lives of his tank crewmen.
Lloyd McCarter.jpg McCarter, Lloyd G.Lloyd G. McCarter Army Private Corregidor, Philippines February 16, 1945 – February 19, 1945
Mccarthy(medal of honor).jpg McCarthy, Joseph J.Joseph J. McCarthy Marine Corps Captain Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 21, 1945
McCool, Richard M.Richard M. McCool Navy Lieutenant off Okinawa June 10, 1945 – June 11, 1945
McGaha, Charles L.Charles L. McGaha Army Master Sergeant near Lupao, Luzon, Philippines February 7, 1945
McGarity, VernonVernon McGarity Army Technical Sergeant near Krinkelt, Belgium December 16, 1944
William D McGee.jpg McGee, William D.William D. McGee  Army Private near Mulheim, Germany March 18, 1945
McGill, Troy A.Troy A. McGill  Army Sergeant Los Negros Islands, Admiralty Group March 4, 1944
McGraw, Francis X.Francis X. McGraw  Army Private First Class near Schevenhütte, Germany November 19, 1944
Cadet Thomas B. McGuire.jpg McGuire, Jr., Thomas B.Thomas B. McGuire, Jr.  Army Air Forces Major over Luzon, Philippines December 25, 1944 – December 26, 1944 The second leading air ace in World War II before being killed in action in January 1945. McGuire Air Force Base is named for him.
McKinney, John R.John R. McKinney Army Private Tayabas Province, Luzon, Philippines May 11, 1945
McTureous RM.jpg McTureous, Jr., Robert M.Robert M. McTureous, Jr.  Marine Corps Private Okinawa, Ryukyu Chain June 7, 1945
McVeigh, John J.John J. McVeigh  Army Sergeant near Brest, France August 29, 1944
McWhorter, William A.William A. McWhorter  Army Private First Class Leyte, Philippines December 5, 1944
Meagher, John W.John W. Meagher Army Technical Sergeant near Ozato, Okinawa June 19, 1945
ManuelVMendoza243.jpg Mendoza, Manuel V.Manuel V. Mendoza Army Master Sergeant Mt. Battaglia, Italy October 4, 1944 Single-handedly broke up a German counterattack.
Merli, Gino J.Gino J. Merli Army Private First Class near Sars la Bruyere, Belgium September 4, 1944 – September 5, 1944 Held off German troops overnight, even when his machine gun nest was captured.
Merrell, Joseph F.Joseph F. Merrell  Army Private near Lohe, Germany April 18, 1945
Messerschmidt, Harold O.Harold O. Messerschmidt  Army Sergeant near Radden, France September 17, 1944
Metzger, Jr., William E.William E. Metzger, Jr.  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant Saarbrücken, Germany November 9, 1944
Portrait of a gray-haired white man wearing a dark blue suit and tie Michael, Edward S.Edward S. Michael Army Air Forces First Lieutenant over Germany April 11, 1944
Michael, Harry J.Harry J. Michael  Army Second Lieutenant near Neiderzerf, Germany March 14, 1945
Miller, AndrewAndrew Miller  Army Staff Sergeant from Woippy, France to Kerprich Hemmersdorf, Germany November 16, 1944 – November 29, 1944
Mills-photo-tn.jpg Mills, James H.James H. Mills Army Private near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy May 24, 1944
Minick, John W.John W. Minick  Army Staff Sergeant near Hurtgen, Germany November 21, 1944
Minue, NicholasNicholas Minue  Army Private near MedjezelBab, Tunisia April 28, 1943
Jimmy Monteith.png Monteith, Jr., Jimmie W.Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr.  Army First Lieutenant near Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France June 6, 1944
Montgomery, Jack C.Jack C. Montgomery Army First Lieutenant near, Padiglione, Italy February 22, 1944
Moon, Jr., Harold H.Harold H. Moon, Jr.  Army Private Pawig, Leyte, Philippines October 21, 1944
John C. Morgan.gif Morgan, John C.John C. Morgan Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant over Germany July 28, 1943
Moskala, Edward J.Edward J. Moskala  Army Private First Class Kakazu Ridge, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands April 9, 1945
Kaoru Moto.jpg Moto, KaoruKaoru Moto  Army Private First Class near Castellina, Italy July 7, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Mower, Charles E.Charles E. Mower  Army Sergeant near Capoocan, Leyte, Philippines November 3, 1944
Muller, Joseph E.Joseph E. Muller  Army Sergeant near Ishimmi, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands May 15, 1945 – May 16, 1945
Sadao Munemori.jpg Munemori, Sadao S.Sadao S. Munemori  Army Private First Class near Seravezza, Italy April 5, 1945 For taking out two machine-gun emplacements and jumping onto a grenade to save 2 soldiers.
Munro.jpg Munro, Douglas A.Douglas A. Munro  Coast Guard Signalman First Class off Point Cruz, Guadalcanal September 27, 1942 Only member of the Coast Guard to receive the Medal of Honor.
Kiyoshi K Muranaga.jpg Muranaga, Kiyoshi K.Kiyoshi K. Muranaga  Army Private First Class near Suvereto, Italy June 26, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Audie Murphy uniform medals.jpg Murphy, Audie L.Audie L. Murphy Army Second Lieutenant near Holtzwihr, France January 26, 1945 Highest number of decorations for US combatant.

Second Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which was attacked by six tanks and waves of infantry. 2d Lt. Murphy ordered his men to withdraw to a prepared position in a woods, while he remained forward at his command post and continued to give fire directions to the artillery by telephone. Behind him, to his right, one of our tank destroyers received a direct hit and began to burn. Its crew withdrew to the woods. 2d Lt. Murphy continued to direct artillery fire, which killed large numbers of the advancing enemy infantry. With the enemy tanks abreast of his position, 2d Lt. Murphy climbed on the burning tank destroyer, which was in danger of blowing up at any moment, and employed its .50 caliber machine gun against the enemy. He was alone and exposed to German fire from three sides, but his deadly fire killed dozens of Germans and caused their infantry attack to waver. The enemy tanks, losing infantry support, began to fall back. For an hour the Germans tried every available weapon to eliminate 2d Lt. Murphy, but he continued to hold his position and wiped out a squad that was trying to creep up unnoticed on his right flank. Germans reached as close as 10 yards, only to be mowed down by his fire. He received a leg wound, but ignored it and continued his single-handed fight until his ammunition was exhausted. He then made his way back to his company, refused medical attention, and organized the company in a counterattack, which forced the Germans to withdraw. His directing of artillery fire wiped out many of the enemy; he killed or wounded about 50. 2d Lt. Murphy's indomitable courage and his refusal to give an inch of ground saved his company from possible encirclement and destruction, and enabled it to hold the woods which had been the enemy's objective

Frederick C Murphy, MOH.jpg Murphy, Frederick C.Frederick C. Murphy  Army Private First Class Siegfried Line at Saarlautern, Germany March 18, 1945
Head and shoulders of an elderly white man with a round face, wearing a tuxedo with military medals pinned to the chest and one medal hanging from a light blue ribbon around his neck. Murray, Jr., Charles P.Charles P. Murray, Jr. Army First Lieutenant near Kaysersberg, France December 16, 1944

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
MasatoNakae dateunknown.jpg Nakae, MasatoMasato Nakae  Army Private near Pisa, Italy August 19, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Shinyei Nakamine.jpg Nakamine, ShinyeiShinyei Nakamine  Army Private near La Torreto, Italy June 2, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Head of a smiling young man wearing a peaked cap with a round medallion on the front and a military jacket over a shirt and tie. Nakamura, William K.William K. Nakamura  Army Private First Class near Castellina, Italy July 4, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Nelson, William L.William L. Nelson  Army Sergeant Djebel Dardys, Northwest of Sedjenane, Tunisia April 24, 1943
Neppel, Ralph G.Ralph G. Neppel Army Sergeant Birgel, Germany December 14, 1944
Robert Nett.jpg Nett, Robert B.Robert B. Nett Army First Lieutenant near Cognon, Leyte, Philippines December 14, 1944
New, John D.John D. New  Marine Corps Private First Class Peleliu Island, Palau Group September 25, 1944
Newman, Beryl R.Beryl R. Newman Army First Lieutenant near Cisterna, Italy May 26, 1944 For single-handedly destroying three machine gun emplacements.
Nietzel, Alfred B.Alfred B. Nietzel  Army Sergeant Heistern, Germany November 18, 1944 When an enemy assault threatened to overrun his unit's position, Nietzel covered for the retreating members of his squad, expending all his ammunition and holding his post until being killed. One of 24 soldiers who received their medals in 2014, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked.
Alexander Nininger.jpg Nininger, Alexander R.Alexander R. Nininger  Army Second Lieutenant near Abucay, Bataan, Philippines January 12, 1942
Head and shoulders of a smiling young man with dimples and round wire-framed glasses wearing a garrison cap and a military jacket over a shirt and tie. Nishimoto, Joe M.Joe M. Nishimoto  Army Private First Class near La Houssiere, France November 7, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Obrien, William J.William J. O'Brien  Army Lieutenant Colonel Saipan, Marianas Islands June 20, 1944 – July 7, 1944
OCallahan JT h47538.jpg Ocallahan, Joseph T.Joseph T. O'Callahan Navy Lieutenant Commander near Kobe, Japan March 19, 1945 Chaplain aboard aircraft carrier USS Franklin.
Ogden, Carlos C.Carlos C. Ogden Army First Lieutenant near Fort du Roule, France June 25, 1944
Edward Ohare.jpg Ohare, Edward H.Edward H. O'Hare Navy Lieutenant off Papua New Guinea February 20, 1942 O'Hare International Airport in Chicago was named in his memory.
Ohata, Allan M.Allan M. Ohata  Army Sergeant near Cerasuolo, Italy November 29, 1943 – November 30, 1943 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
RichardOKane.jpg Okane, Richard H.Richard H. O'Kane Navy Commander Philippines October 23, 1944 – October 24, 1944 For submarine operations against two Japanese convoys.
Head and shoulders of a young man with a bright smile and neatly combed hair wearing what appears to be a graduation gown over a shirt and tie. Okubo, James K.James K. Okubo  Army Technician Fifth Grade Foret Domaniale de Champ, near Biffontaine, France October 28, 1944 – October 29, 1944 and November 4, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Head and shoulders of an elderly man wearing a white button shirt with an emblem on the left breast bearing the text "442" and "GO FOR BROKE". Okutsu, YukioYukio Okutsu Army Technical Sergeant on Mount Belvedere, Italy April 7, 1945 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Olson, Arlo L.Arlo L. Olson  Army Captain crossing of the Volturno River, Italy October 13, 1943
Olson, Truman O.Truman O. Olson  Army Sergeant near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy January 30, 1944 – January 31, 1944
Head and shoulders of a young man with a garrison cap tilted over his right ear wearing a scarf tied around his neck and a military jacket with three ribbon bars and a pin on the left breast. Written over the lower right of the photo are the words "Your pal always, Frank". Ono, Frank H.Frank H. Ono  Army Private First Class near Castellina, Italy July 4, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Nicholas Oresko, Army Medal of Honor recipient 2001.jpg Oresko, NicholasNicholas Oresko Army Master Sergeant near Tettingen, Germany January 23, 1945 For single-handedly destroying two bunkers while being seriously wounded. Was oldest living Medal of Honor recipient until passing on October 4, 2013.
Head and shoulders of a young man wearing a garrison cap and a military jacket with three chevrons on the upper left sleeve and a whistle hanging from a chain attached to his right shoulder. In the top left corner of the photo is written "To Mom & Dad" and in the lower right "your son! Kazuo". Otani, KazuoKazuo Otani  Army Staff Sergeant near Pieve Di S. Luce, Italy July 15, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Owens RA.jpg Owens, Robert A.Robert A. Owens  Marine Corps Sergeant Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands November 1, 1943
Ozbourn JW.jpg Ozbourn, Joseph W.Joseph W. Ozbourn  Marine Corps Private Tinian Island, Marianas Islands July 30, 1944 Private Ozbourn saved the lives of four fellow Marines by jumping on the top of a live hand grenade.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Paige M.jpg Paige, MitchellMitchell Paige Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant Battle of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands October 26, 1942
Parle, John J.John J. Parle  Navy Ensign aboard a landing ship, USS LST 375, off Sicily July 9, 1943 – July 10, 1943
Laverne Parrish.jpg Parrish, LaverneLaverne Parrish  Army Technician Fourth Grade Binalonan, Luzon, Philippines January 18, 1945 – January 24, 1945
Pease, Jr., HarlHarl Pease, Jr.  Army Air Forces Captain near Rabaul, New Britain August 6, 1942 – August 7, 1942
Peden, Forrest E.Forrest E. Peden  Army Technician Fifth Grade near Biesheim, France February 3, 1945
Pendleton, Jack J.Jack J. Pendleton  Army Staff Sergeant Bardenberg, Germany October 12, 1944
Peregory.jpg Peregory, Frank D.Frank D. Peregory  Army Technical Sergeant Grandcampe, France June 8, 1944
Manuel Perez.jpg Perez, Jr., ManuelManuel Perez, Jr.  Army Private First Class Fort William McKinley, Luzon, Philippines February 13, 1945
Peters, George J.George J. Peters  Army Private near Fluren, Germany March 24, 1945
Peterson, GeorgeGeorge Peterson  Army Staff Sergeant near Eisern, Germany March 30, 1945
OscarPeterson.jpeg Peterson, Oscar V.Oscar V. Peterson  Navy Chief Watertender USS Neosho, Battle of the Coral Sea May 7, 1942
Frank J Petrarca.jpg Petrarca, Frank J.Frank J. Petrarca  Army Private First Class Horseshoe Hill, New Georgia, Solomon Islands July 27, 1943
Pharris, Jackson C.Jackson C. Pharris Navy Gunner Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii December 7, 1941
Phelps, WesleyWesley Phelps  Marine Corps Private First Class Battle of Peleliu, Palau Islands October 4, 1944
Phillips G.jpg Phillips, GeorgeGeorge Phillips  Marine Corps Private Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 14, 1945
Francis Pierce.jpg Pierce, Francis J.Francis J. Pierce Navy Pharmacist's Mate First Class Iwo Jima March 15, 1945 – March 16, 1945
Joepinder.jpg Pinder, Jr., John J.John J. Pinder, Jr.  Army Technician Fifth Grade near Colleville-sur-Mer, France June 6, 1944
Pope EP.jpg Pope, Everett P.Everett P. Pope Marine Corps Captain Peleliu Island, Palau group September 19, 1944 – September 20, 1944
Power JV.jpg Power, John V.John V. Power  Marine Corps First Lieutenant Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands February 1, 1944
John James Powers.jpg Powers, John J.John J. Powers  Navy Lieutenant over the Coral Sea and adjacent waters May 4, 1942 – May 8, 1942
Powers, Leo J.Leo J. Powers Army Private First Class northwest of Cassino, Italy February 3, 1944
Arthur Murray Preston.JPG Preston, Arthur M.Arthur M. Preston Navy Lieutenant Wasile Bay, Halmahera Island September 16, 1944
Prussman, Ernest W.Ernest W. Prussman  Army Private First Class near Les Coates, Brittany, France September 8, 1944
Pucket, Donald D.Donald D. Pucket  Army Air Forces First Lieutenant Ploesti Raid, Romania July 9, 1944

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
AdmiralRamage thumb.jpg Ramage, Lawson P.Lawson P. Ramage Navy Commander USS Parche, south of Taiwan July 31, 1944 Sunk enemy ships in gallant action.
Ray, Bernard J.Bernard J. Ray  Army First Lieutenant Hurtgen Forest near Schevenhütte, Germany November 17, 1944
Reese, James W.James W. Reese  Army Private Mt. Vassillio, Sicily August 5, 1943 Sent mortars into enemy position in the line of fire so that his comrades can get across the hill. Shot down after the mortars were finally used up.
Reese, Jr., John N.John N. Reese, Jr.  Army Private First Class Paco Railroad Station, Manila, Philippines February 9, 1945
Thomas J Reeves (MOH).jpg Reeves, Thomas J.Thomas J. Reeves  Navy Chief Radioman USS California, Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 Died on the USS California.
Milton E Ricketts.jpg Ricketts, Milton E.Milton E. Ricketts  Navy Lieutenant USS Yorktown, Battle of the Coral Sea May 8, 1942
Riordan, Paul F.Paul F. Riordan  Army Second Lieutenant near Cassino, Italy February 3, 1944 – February 8, 1944
SSgtRubenRivers.jpg Rivers, RubenRuben Rivers  Army Staff Sergeant toward Guebling, France November 15, 1944 – November 19, 1944 One of seven African American soldiers who received their medals belatedly, after a 1993 study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Roan, Charles H.Charles H. Roan  Marine Corps Private First Class Peleliu, Palau Islands September 18, 1944
Robinson, Jr., James E.James E. Robinson, Jr.  Army First Lieutenant near Untergriesheim, Germany April 6, 1945
Cleto Rodriguez.jpg Rodriguez, Cleto L.Cleto L. Rodriguez Army Private Paco Railroad Station, Manila, Philippines February 9, 1945
Roeder, Robert E.Robert E. Roeder  Army Captain Mt. Battaglia, Italy September 27, 1944 – September 28, 1944
Albert Rooks;h93157.jpg Rooks, Albert H.Albert H. Rooks  Navy Captain USS Houston February 4, 1942 – February 27, 1942 Commanded USS Houston during early days of war. Led during Battle of Java Sea. Killed in action while attempting to lead Houston and HMAS Perth to safety in Sunda Strait.
Ted Cane France.jpg Roosevelt, Jr., TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt, Jr.  Army Brigadier General Utah Beach, Normandy invasion June 6, 1944 With his father, Theodore Roosevelt, became second father and son pair to both receive the Medal of Honor. Died of a heart attack before he could receive the award.
Donald K. Ross;h97461.jpg Ross, Donald K.Donald K. Ross Navy Machinist Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii December 7, 1941
Ross, Wilburn K.Wilburn K. Ross Army Private near St. Jacques, France October 30, 1944
Rouh CR.jpg Rouh, Carlton R.Carlton R. Rouh Marine Corps First Lieutenant Peleliu Island, Palau group September 15, 1944
Rudolph, Donald E.Donald E. Rudolph Army Technical Sergeant Munoz, Luzon, Philippines February 5, 1945 For destroying 8 pillboxes, a trench and a tank while under fire.
Ruhl DJ.jpg Ruhl, Donald J.Donald J. Ruhl  Marine Corps Private First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 19, 1945 – February 21, 1945
Alejandro Ruiz.jpg Ruiz, Alejandro R.Alejandro R. Ruiz Army Private First Class Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands April 28, 1945

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Sadowski, Joseph J.Joseph J. Sadowski  Army Sergeant Valhey, France September 14, 1944
Head and shoulders of a smiling young man wearing a peaked cap and, over a shirt and tie, a military jacket with a round pin on each lapel. Sakato, George T.George T. Sakato Army Private Hill 617, near Biffontaine, France October 29, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Salomon, Benjamin L.Benjamin L. Salomon  Army Captain Saipan, Marianas Islands July 7, 1944
Sarnoski, Joseph R.Joseph R. Sarnoski  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant over Buka area, Solomon Islands June 16, 1943
Sayers, Foster J.Foster J. Sayers  Army Private First Class near Thionville, France November 12, 1944
Schaefer, Joseph E.Joseph E. Schaefer Army Staff Sergeant near Stolberg, Germany September 24, 1944
Schauer, HenryHenry Schauer Army Private First Class near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy May 23, 1944 – May 24, 1944
Schonland, Herbert E.Herbert E. Schonland Navy Commander Savo Island November 12, 1942 – November 13, 1942 Took command of USS San Francisco after captain had been killed, fought ship and led her to safety.
Schwab AE.jpg Schwab, Albert E.Albert E. Schwab  Marine Corps Private First Class Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands May 7, 1945
Donald K. Schwab.jpg Schwab, Donald K.Donald K. Schwab  Army First Lieutenant Near Lure, Haute-Saône, France September 17, 1944 Under intense enemy fire, dismantled a strong German position and took a prisoner of war.
ScottAdmiral.jpg Scott, NormanNorman Scott  Navy Rear Admiral off Savo Island October 11, 1942 – October 12, 1942 and November 12, 1942 – November 13, 1942
Robert R Scott.jpg Scott, Robert R.Robert R. Scott  Navy Machinist's Mate First Class Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941
Scott, Robert S.Robert S. Scott Army Lieutenant near Munda Air Strip, New Georgia, Solomon Islands July 29, 1943 For single-handedly defeating a Japanese patrol.
Shea, Charles W.Charles W. Shea Army Second Lieutenant near Mount Damiano, Italy May 12, 1944
Sheridan, Carl V.Carl V. Sheridan  Army Private First Class Frenzenberg Castle, Weisweiler, Germany November 26, 1944
William PFC.jpg Shockley, William R.William R. Shockley  Army Private First Class Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines March 31, 1945
William A Shomo.jpg Shomo, William A.William A. Shomo Army Air Forces Major over Luzon, Philippines January 11, 1945 7 victories in one action
Shoup, Curtis F.Curtis F. Shoup  Army Staff Sergeant near Tillet, Belgium January 7, 1945
GenDMShoup USMC.jpg Shoup, David M.David M. Shoup Marine Corps Colonel Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands November 20, 1943 – November 22, 1943 Wrote battle plan for Tarawa assault, directed assault from trench on Betio beach as first waves came ashore.Twenty-second Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (January 1, 1960 – December 31, 1963)
Sigler FE.jpg Sigler, Franklin E.Franklin E. Sigler Marine Corps Private Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 14, 1945
Silk, Edward A.Edward A. Silk Army First Lieutenant near St. Pravel, France November 23, 1944
Sjogren, John C.John C. Sjogren Army Staff Sergeant near San Jose Hacienda, Negros, Philippines May 23, 1945
Skaggs L.jpg Skaggs, Jr., LutherLuther Skaggs, Jr. Marine Corps Private First Class Asan-Adelup beachhead, Guam, Marianas Islands July 21, 1944 – July 22, 1944
Slaton, James D.James D. Slaton Army Corporal near Oliveto, Italy September 23, 1943
Smith, Furman L.Furman L. Smith  Army Private near Lanuvio, Italy May 31, 1944
John L. Smith USMC Fighter Ace.JPEG Smith, John L.John L. Smith Marine Corps Major Solomon Islands area August 1942 – September 1942
Maynard-H-Smith.png Smith, Maynard H.Maynard H. Smith Army Air Forces Sergeant over Brest, France May 1, 1943 AKA- Snuffy Smith. On his first mission as a B-17 gunner Sgt. Smith helped save the lives of six of his wounded comrades, put out a fire, and drove off waves of German fighters.
Head and shoulders of a white man wearing a garrison cap tilted over his right ear and a military jacket with a badge and two ribbon bars on the left breast. Soderman, William A.William A. Soderman Army Private First Class near Rocherath, Belgium December 17, 1944
Sorenson RK.jpg Sorenson, Richard K.Richard K. Sorenson Marine Corps Private Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll Marshall Islands February 1, 1944 – February 2, 1944
Specker, Joe C.Joe C. Specker  Army Sergeant Mount Porchia, Italy January 7, 1944
Spurrier, Junior J.Junior J. Spurrier Army Staff Sergeant Achain, France November 13, 1944
Squires, John C.John C. Squires  Army Private First Class near Padiglione, Italy April 23, 1944 – April 24, 1944
Stein T.jpg Stein, TonyTony Stein  Marine Corps Corporal Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 19, 1945 First Medal of Honor of Iwo Jima
Street, III, George L.George L. Street, III Navy Lieutenant Commander harbor of Quelpart Island, off the coast of Korea April 14, 1945 For torpedoing three enemy ships while captain of USS Triante.
Stryker, Stuart S.Stuart S. Stryker  Army Private First Class near Wesel, Germany March 24, 1945
Swett JE.jpg Swett, James E.James E. Swett Marine Corps First Lieutenant Solomon Islands area April 7, 1943 For downing eight Japanese Vals off the coast of Guadacanal

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Head and torso of a serious faced man wearing a garrison cap and a military jacket with bright buttons and a patch and stripes on the upper sleeve. Tanouye, Ted T.Ted T. Tanouye  Army Technical Sergeant near Molino A Ventoabbto, Italy July 7, 1944 One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Terry, Seymour W.Seymour W. Terry  Army Captain Zebra Hill, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands May 11, 1945
1stLtCharlesLThomas.jpg Thomas, Charles L.Charles L. Thomas  Army First Lieutenant near Climbach, France December 14, 1944 One of seven African American soldiers who received their awards belatedly, after a 1993 study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Thomas HJ USMC.jpg Thomas, Herbert J.Herbert J. Thomas  Marine Corps Sergeant Koromokina River, Bougainville Islands, Solomon Islands November 7, 1943
Thomas, William H.William H. Thomas  Army Private First Class Zambales Mountains, Luzon, Philippines April 22, 1945
Thomason C.jpg Thomason, Clyde A.Clyde A. Thomason  Marine Corps Sergeant Island of Makin August 17, 1942 – August 18, 1942
Thompson, MaxMax Thompson Army Sergeant near Haaren, Germany October 18, 1944
Thorne, Horace M.Horace M. Thorne  Army Corporal near Grufflingen, Belgium December 21, 1944
Thorson, John F.John F. Thorson  Army Private First Class Dagami, Leyte, Philippines October 28, 1944
Timmerman GF.jpg Timmerman, Grant F.Grant F. Timmerman  Marine Corps Sergeant Saipan, Marianas Islands July 8, 1944
Peter Tomich.jpg Tomich, PeterPeter Tomich  Navy Chief Watertender USS Utah (BB-31), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941
Tominac, John J.John J. Tominac Army First Lieutenant Saulx de Vesoul, France September 12, 1944
Towle, John R.John R. Towle  Army Private near Oosterhout, Holland September 21, 1944
Treadwell, Jack L.Jack L. Treadwell Army First Lieutenant near Nieder-Wurzbach, Germany March 18, 1945
Truemper, Walter E.Walter E. Truemper  Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant over Europe February 20, 1944
Turner, Day G.Day G. Turner  Army Sergeant Dahl, Luxembourg January 8, 1945
Turner, George B.George B. Turner Army Private First Class Philippsbourg, France January 3, 1945 – January 4, 1945

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Urban, MattMatt Urban Army Captain Renouf, France June 14, 1944 – September 3, 1944 For bravery as a company commander during combat operations.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Jose F. Valdez.jpg Valdez, Jose F.Jose F. Valdez  Army Private First Class near Rosenkrantz, France January 25, 1945
Van Noy, JuniorJunior Van Noy  Army Private near Finschafen, New Guinea October 17, 1943
VanValkenburgh h75840.jpg Van Valkenburgh, FranklinFranklin Van Valkenburgh  Navy Captain Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941 Commanding officer of the USS Arizona.
Van Voorhis, Bruce A.Bruce A. Van Voorhis  Navy Lieutenant Commander Greenwich Island, battle of the Solomon Islands July 6, 1943
Leon vance.jpg Vance, Jr., Leon R.Leon R. Vance, Jr.  Army Air Forces Lieutenant Colonel over Wimereaux, France June 5, 1944 Died in unrelated air crash before receiving his Medal.
AAVandegrift.jpg Vandegrift, Alexander A.Alexander A. Vandegrift Marine Corps Major General Battle of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands August 7, 1942 – December 9, 1942 Later became the 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Viale, Robert M.Robert M. Viale  Army Second Lieutenant Manila, Luzon, Philippines February 5, 1945
Ysmael Villegas.jpg Villegas, Ysmael R.Ysmael R. Villegas  Army Staff Sergeant Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines March 20, 1945
Vlug, Dirk J.Dirk J. Vlug Army Private First Class near Limon, Leyte, Philippines December 15, 1944
Forrest L. Vosler, medal of honour recipient.jpg Vosler, Forrest L.Forrest L. Vosler Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant over Bremen, Germany December 20, 1943

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
George Wahlen.jpg Wahlen, George E.George E. Wahlen Navy Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands group March 3, 1945
Francis Brown Wai.jpg Wai, Francis B.Francis B. Wai  Army Captain Leyte, Philippines October 20, 1944 Deliberately exposed himself to fire from Japanese pillboxes and led men on the beachhead; was killed in assault on last pillbox. One of 22 Asian American soldiers who received their medals in 2000, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Jonathan Wainright.jpg Wainwright, IV, Jonathan M.Jonathan M. Wainwright, IV Army Lieutenant General Philippines March 12, 1942 – May 7, 1942
Genwalker.jpg Walker, Kenneth N.Kenneth N. Walker  Army Air Forces Brigadier General Rabaul, New Britain January 5, 1943 For Conspicuous Leadership above and beyond the call of Duty
Wallace, Herman C.Herman C. Wallace  Army Private First Class near Prümzurlay, Germany February 27, 1945
Walsh KA.jpg Walsh, Kenneth A.Kenneth A. Walsh Marine Corps First Lieutenant Solomon Islands area August 15, 1943 and August 30, 1943
Walsh WG.jpg Walsh, William G.William G. Walsh  Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 27, 1945
James R. Ward;h92309.jpg Ward, James R.James R. Ward  Navy Seaman First Class Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941
Keith Ware.jpg Ware, Keith L.Keith L. Ware Army Lieutenant Colonel near Sigolsheim, France December 26, 1944
Warner, Henry F.Henry F. Warner  Army Corporal near Dom Butgenbach, Belgium December 20, 1944 – December 21, 1944
George WATSON.jpg Watson, GeorgeGeorge Watson  Army Private at sea near New Guinea March 8, 1943 "The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Private George Watson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on 8 March 1943, while serving with 29th Quarter Master Regiment, in action at Porloch Harbor, New Guinea. Private Watson was on board a ship which was attacked and hit by enemy bombers. When the ship was abandoned, Private Watson, instead of seeking to save himself, remained in the water assisting several soldiers who could not swim to reach the safety of the raft. This heroic action, which subsequently cost him his life, resulted in the saving of several of his comrades. Weakened by his exertions, he was dragged down by the suction of the sinking ship and was drowned. Private Watson's extraordinarily valorous actions, daring leadership, and self-sacrificing devotion to his fellow-man exemplify the finest traditions of military service." Watson was one of seven African American soldiers who received their medals in a belated 1997 ceremony, after a study revealed discrimination that caused them to be overlooked at the time.
Watson, Wilson D.Wilson D. Watson Marine Corps Private Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 26, 1945 – February 27, 1945
Waugh, Robert T.Robert T. Waugh  Army First Lieutenant near Tremensucli, Italy May 11, 1944 – May 14, 1944
Waybur, David C.David C. Waybur Army First Lieutenant near Agrigento, Sicily July 17, 1943
Weicht, Ellis R.Ellis R. Weicht  Army Sergeant St. Hippolyte, France December 3, 1944
Wetzel, Walter C.Walter C. Wetzel  Army Private First Class Birken, Germany April 3, 1945
Whiteley, Eli L.Eli L. Whiteley Army First Lieutenant Sigolsheim, France December 27, 1944
Whittington, Hulon B.Hulon B. Whittington Army Sergeant near Grimesnil, France July 29, 1944
Wiedorfer, Paul J.Paul J. Wiedorfer Army Private near, Chaumont, Belgium December 25, 1944
Wigle, Thomas W.Thomas W. Wigle  Army Second Lieutenant Monte Frassino, Italy September 14, 1944
Wilbur, William H.William H. Wilbur Army Colonel Fedala, North Africa November 8, 1942
Wilkin, Edward G.Edward G. Wilkin  Army Corporal Siegfried Line in Germany March 18, 1945
Wilkins, Raymond H.Raymond H. Wilkins  Army Air Forces Major near Rabaul, New Britain November 2, 1943
Will, Walter J.Walter J. Will  Army First Lieutenant near Eisern, Germany March 30, 1945
Williams HW.jpg Williams, Hershel W.Hershel W. Williams Marine Corps Corporal Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 23, 1945
Jack Williams, MOH.jpg Williams, JackJack Williams  Navy Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands March 3, 1945
John H Willis.jpg Willis, John H.John H. Willis  Navy Pharmacist's Mate First Class Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands February 28, 1945 For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Platoon Corpsman serving with the 3d Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division, during operations against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 28 February 1945. Constantly imperiled by artillery and mortar fire from strong and mutually supporting pillboxes and caves studding Hill 362 in the enemy's cross-island defenses, Willis resolutely administered first aid to the many marines wounded during the furious close-in fighting until he himself was struck by shrapnel and was ordered back to the battle-aid station. Without waiting for official medical release, he quickly returned to his company and, during a savage hand-to-hand enemy counterattack, daringly advanced to the extreme frontlines under mortar and sniper fire to aid a marine lying wounded in a shellhole. Completely unmindful of his own danger as the Japanese intensified their attack, Willis calmly continued to administer blood plasma to his patient, promptly returning the first hostile grenade which landed in the shell-hole while he was working and hurling back 7 more in quick succession before the ninth exploded in his hand and instantly killed him. By his great personal valor in saving others at the sacrifice of his own life, he inspired his companions, although terrifically outnumbered, to launch a fiercely determined attack and repulse the enemy force. His exceptional fortitude and courage in the performance of duty reflect the highest credit upon Willis and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.[1]
Alfred L Wilson.jpg Wilson, Alfred L.Alfred L. Wilson  Army Technician Fifth Grade near Bezange la Petite, France November 8, 1944
GEN Wilson, Louis Hugh Jr..jpg Wilson, Jr., Louis H.Louis H. Wilson, Jr. Marine Corps Captain Fonte Hill, Guam July 25, 1944 – July 26, 1944 Later Became Commandant of the Marine Corps
Wilson RL USMC.jpg Wilson, Robert L.Robert L. Wilson  Marine Corps Private First Class Tinian Island, Marianas Group August 3, 1944
Homer wise wikipedia.jpg Wise, Homer L.Homer L. Wise Army Staff Sergeant Magliano, Italy June 14, 1944
Witek F.jpg Witek, Frank P.Frank P. Witek  Marine Corps Private First Class Battle of Finegayen, Guam, Marianas August 3, 1944
Woodford, Howard E.Howard E. Woodford  Army Staff Sergeant near Tabio, Luzon, Philippines June 6, 1945 By daring, skillful, and inspiring leadership, as well as by gallant determination to search out and kill the enemy, led an inexperienced unit in capturing and securing a vital objective, and was responsible for the successful continuance of a vitally important general advance. Transport ship named after him.

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      This along with the  , indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Head of middle-aged white man wearing a white jacket with black shoulderboards and a white peaked cap with a black visor. Young, CassinCassin Young Navy Commander USS Vestal, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii December 7, 1941 Moved his ship, the USS Vestal, away from the battleship USS Arizona, and subsequently beached it upon determining that such action was required to save his ship.
Head and shoulders of a smiling young white man wearing a peaked cap, wire-framed glasses, and, over a shirt and tie, a jacket adorned with pins on the lapels, stripes and a round badge on the shoulder, and a whistle on a chain hanging from a shoulder button. Young, Rodger W.Rodger W. Young  Army Private New Georgia, Solomon Islands July 31, 1943 After being pinned by enemy fire for a long time, he single-handedly attacked and destroyed an enemy machine-gun pillbox, although he died of his injuries right afterwards. His actions helped the rest of the unit return to base without taking any more casualties.

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      This along with the  , indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Head and shoulders of a man with wavy hair wearing a military jacket with rows of ribbon bars and a winged pin on his left breast, pins on the lapels, and a star-shaped medal hanging from a ribbon around his neck. Zeamer, Jr., JayJay Zeamer, Jr. Army Air Forces Captain over Buka area, Solomon Islands June 16, 1943 Volunteered as pilot of a bomber on an important photographic mapping mission covering the formidably defended area in the vicinity of Buka, Solomon Islands
Zussman, RaymondRaymond Zussman  Army Second Lieutenant Noroy le Bourg, France September 12, 1944 In lead of a tank killed 18 enemy soldiers and captured 92

  N.B. A   in the citation indicates that the award was given posthumously.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ "A Brief History — The Medal of Honor". Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Department of Defense. August 8, 2006. Retrieved February 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ Official military histories in Commonwealth nations refer to the conflict as the Second World War, while the United States' official histories refer to the conflict as World War II. English translations of the official histories of other nations tend to resolve into English as Second World War also, for example zweite weltkrieg in German. See C.P. Stacey Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War, for example. "Official" usage of these terms is giving way to popular usage and the two terms are becoming interchangeable even in formal military history.

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