List of living Medal of Honor recipients

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President Barack Obama meets with recipients at the National Medal of Honor Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns on March 25, 2009

There are currently 80 living recipients of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is bestowed to any member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States."[1]

Of the 80 living recipients, seven earned their Medals of Honor in World War II, nine in the Korean War, 55 in the Vietnam War, and nine in the War in Afghanistan. Four earned their medal while serving in the U.S. Air Force, 53 in the U.S. Army, 16 in the U.S. Marine Corps, and 7 in the U.S. Navy. The oldest recipient is Robert D. Maxwell, aged 93, whereas the youngest is Kyle Carpenter, aged 24. Three medal holders are still on active duty in the U.S. military, War in Afghanistan soldiers Leroy Petry, William D. Swenson, and Ty Carter, all of the U.S. Army. Among the recipients are former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey and three retired generals: Patrick Henry Brady and Robert F. Foley of the Army and James E. Livingston of the Marine Corps.

Medal of Honor[edit]

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.[2]

World War II[edit]

During World War II 464 United States military personnel received the Medal of Honor, 266 of them posthumously. A total of 42 Medals of Honor were presented for action in just two battles – 15 for actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and 27 for actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima. A total of 21 (4.5% of all World War II Medals of Honor) were received by members of the all-Japanese American 100th Infantry Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, for actions in numerous battles across six different campaigns.[3] Additionally, the only Medal of Honor ever presented to a member of the United States Coast Guard was received for actions during this war.[4]

Image Name Branch Birth date and age Current residence
Coolidge313645.tif Coolidge, Charles H.Charles H. Coolidge Army (1921-08-04) August 4, 1921 (age 92) Signal Mountain, Tennessee[5]
Currey in 1945 Currey, Francis S.Francis S. Currey Army (1925-06-29) June 29, 1925 (age 89) Selkirk, New York[6]
Jackson AJ.jpg Jackson, Arthur J.Arthur J. Jackson Marine Corps (1924-10-18) October 18, 1924 (age 89) Boise, Idaho[7]
Bob Maxwell 2006 BBC MOH Scholarship Ceremony.jpg Maxwell, Robert D.Robert D. Maxwell Army (1920-10-26) October 26, 1920 (age 93) Bend, Oregon[8]
Wilburn K Ross May 1963.jpg Ross, Wilburn K.Wilburn K. Ross Army (1922-05-12) May 12, 1922 (age 92) DuPont, Washington[8]
George Sakato 2009.jpg Sakato, George T.George T. Sakato Army (1921-02-19) February 19, 1921 (age 93) Denver, Colorado[9]
Williams in 2010 Williams, Hershel W.Hershel W. Williams Marine Corps (1923-10-02) October 2, 1923 (age 90) Ona, West Virginia[10]

Korea[edit]

During the Korean War, 136 Medals of Honor were presented for bravery in action, 98 of them posthumously. As of 2014, nine were still living.[4]

Image Name Branch Birth date and age Current residence
Head and shoulders of a gray-haired white man wearing glasses, a suit and tie, and a star-shaped medal hanging from a blue ribbon around his neck. Cafferata, Jr., Hector A.Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. Marine Corps (1929-11-04) November 4, 1929 (age 84) Venice, Florida[11]
Duane Dewey 2004.jpg Dewey, Duane E.Duane E. Dewey Marine Corps (1931-11-16) November 16, 1931 (age 82) Irons, Michigan[12]
Thomas J. Hudner 2008.jpg Hudner, Jr., Thomas J.Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. Navy (1924-08-31) August 31, 1924 (age 89) Concord, Massachusetts[13]
Einar H Ingman.jpg Ingman, Jr., Einar H.Einar H. Ingman, Jr. Army (1929-10-06) October 6, 1929 (age 84) Irma, Wisconsin[14]
Miyamura in 2008 Miyamura, Hiroshi H.Hiroshi H. Miyamura Army (1925-10-06) October 6, 1925 (age 88) Gallup, New Mexico[15]
Rosser in 2012 Rosser, Ronald E.Ronald E. Rosser Army (1929-10-24) October 24, 1929 (age 84) Roseville, Ohio[16]
TiborRubin cropped.jpg Rubin, TiborTibor Rubin Army (1929-06-18) June 18, 1929 (age 85) Garden Grove, California[17]
Head of a smiling white man wearing a suit, red tie, and a medal hanging from a blue ribbon around his neck Simanek, Robert E.Robert E. Simanek Marine Corps (1930-04-26) April 26, 1930 (age 84) Farmington Hills, Michigan[11]
Photograph of an older white man wearing glasses and a medal hanging from a blue ribbon around his neck West, Ernest E.Ernest E. West Army (1931-09-02) September 2, 1931 (age 82) Wurtland, Kentucky[10]

Vietnam[edit]

During the Vietnam War, 248 Medals of Honor were received, 156 (62.9%) of them posthumously. Of the living recipients who received their medals for actions in the Vietnam War, 55 are alive as of 2014.[18]

The first person to earn the Medal of Honor in this war was Roger Donlon who, on 6 July 1964, rescued and administered first aid to several wounded soldiers and led a group against an enemy force.[19]

Image Name Branch Birth date and age Current residence
JBaca.jpg Baca, JohnJohn Baca Army (1949-01-10) January 10, 1949 (age 65) San Diego, California[20]
Ballard, Donald E.Donald E. Ballard Navy (1945-12-05) December 5, 1945 (age 68) Grain Valley, Missouri[21]
US Navy 071023-N-2653P-277 H.C.jpg Barnum, Jr., Harvey C.Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. Marine Corps (1940-07-21) July 21, 1940 (age 74) Reston, Virginia[22]
Gary B Beikirch.jpg Beikirch, Gary B.Gary B. Beikirch Army (1947-08-29) August 29, 1947 (age 66) Rochester, New York[23]
Portrait of a dark-haired white man wearing a military uniform with many ribbons, pins, and badges. Brady, Patrick HenryPatrick Henry Brady Army (1936-10-01) October 1, 1936 (age 77) Sumner, Washington[8]
Bucha in 2011 Bucha, PaulPaul Bucha Army (1943-08-01) August 1, 1943 (age 70) Ridgefield, Connecticut[24]
Jon Cavaiani 2004.jpg Cavaiani, Jon R.Jon R. Cavaiani Army (1943-08-02) August 2, 1943 (age 70) Columbia, California[11]
Crandall in 2012 Crandall, Bruce P.Bruce P. Crandall Army (1933-02-17) February 17, 1933 (age 81) Port Orchard, Washington[22]
Sammy Davis speaking 2009 crop.jpg Davis, Sammy L.Sammy L. Davis Army (1946-11-01) November 1, 1946 (age 67) Flat Rock, Illinois[25]
Profile of a white man with a full, gray beard wearing a star-shaped medal from a blue ribbon around his neck. Dix, Drew DennisDrew Dennis Dix Army (1944-12-14) December 14, 1944 (age 69) Mimbres, Luna County, New Mexico[15]
Maj Roger Donlon.jpg Donlon, RogerRoger Donlon Army (1934-01-30) January 30, 1934 (age 80) Leavenworth, Kansas[26]
Frederick E Ferguson MOH.jpg Ferguson, Frederick EdgarFrederick Edgar Ferguson Army (1939-08-18) August 18, 1939 (age 74) Chandler, Arizona[27]
SantiagoJErevia300.jpg Erevia, Santiago J.Santiago J. Erevia Army (1946-12-15) December 15, 1946 (age 67) San Antonio, Texas[28]
Fisher in 2008.jpg Fisher, Bernard F.Bernard F. Fisher Air Force (1927-01-11) January 11, 1927 (age 87) Kuna, Idaho[8]
MichaelJFitzmauricePortrait.jpg Fitzmaurice, Michael JohnMichael John Fitzmaurice Army (1950-03-09) March 9, 1950 (age 64) Hartford, South Dakota[29]
Fleming, James P.James P. Fleming Air Force (1943-03-12) March 12, 1943 (age 71) Longview, Washington[8]
Portrait of a middle-aged white man in a formal military uniform in front of a U.S. flag Foley, Robert F.Robert F. Foley Army (1941-05-30) May 30, 1941 (age 73)
Col Wesley L Fox.jpg Fox, Wesley L.Wesley L. Fox Marine Corps (1931-09-30) September 30, 1931 (age 82) Blacksburg, Virginia[30]
Harold A. Fritz portrait.jpg Fritz, Harold A.Harold A. Fritz Army (1944-02-21) February 21, 1944 (age 70) Peoria, Illinois[25]
Charles Chris Hagemeister.jpg Hagemeister, Charles C.Charles C. Hagemeister Army (1946-08-21) August 21, 1946 (age 67) Leavenworth, Kansas[31]
Frank a Herda.jpg Herda, Frank A.Frank A. Herda Army (1947-09-13) September 13, 1947 (age 66) Cleveland, Ohio
Robert Ingram crouching.jpg Ingram, Robert R.Robert R. Ingram Navy (1945-01-20) January 20, 1945 (age 69) Jacksonville, Florida[32]
Joe Jackson in 2010 Jackson, Joe M.Joe M. Jackson Air Force (1923-03-14) March 14, 1923 (age 91) Kent, Washington[8]
Jack H Jacobs aboard Roosevelt.jpg Jacobs, Jack H.Jack H. Jacobs Army (1945-08-02) August 2, 1945 (age 68) Far Hills, New Jersey[33]
Don J Jenkins 2010.jpg Jenkins, Don J.Don J. Jenkins Army (1948-04-18) April 18, 1948 (age 66) Quality, Butler County, Kentucky[10]
Head of a white man in a suit with a medal hanging from a blue ribbon around his neck Kelley, Thomas G.Thomas G. Kelley Navy (1939-05-13) May 13, 1939 (age 75) Somerville, Massachusetts[34]
Allan J Kellogg Medal of Honor recipient.jpg Kellogg, Allan J.Allan J. Kellogg Marine Corps (1943-10-01) October 1, 1943 (age 70) Hawaii[35]
Head and torso of a white man in a dark suit speaking and gesturing Kerrey, BobBob Kerrey Navy (1943-08-27) August 27, 1943 (age 70) New York, New York[15]
Thomas James Kinsman.jpg Kinsman, Thomas JamesThomas James Kinsman Army (1945-03-04) March 4, 1945 (age 69) Winlock, Washington[8]
Lee HV.jpg Lee, Howard V.Howard V. Lee Marine Corps (1933-08-01) August 1, 1933 (age 80) Virginia Beach, Virginia[36]
Peter C Lemon.jpg Lemon, Peter C.Peter C. Lemon Army (1950-06-05) June 5, 1950 (age 64) Colorado Springs, Colorado[37]
Angelo J Liteky.jpg Liteky, CharlesCharles Liteky Army (1931-02-14) February 14, 1931 (age 83) San Francisco, California[15]
3MoH's in Iraq.jpg Littrell, Gary L.Gary L. Littrell Army (1944-10-26) October 26, 1944 (age 69) Florida[38]
Livingston JE.jpg Livingston, James E.James E. Livingston Marine Corps (1940-01-12) January 12, 1940 (age 74) Mount Pleasant, South Carolina[39]
Allen Lynch 1984.jpg Lynch, Allen JamesAllen James Lynch Army (1945-10-28) October 28, 1945 (age 68) Gurnee, Illinois[25]
Walter Marm 2006.jpg Marm, Jr., Walter JosephWalter Joseph Marm, Jr. Army (1941-11-20) November 20, 1941 (age 72) Fremont, North Carolina[40]
Modrzejewski in 2011 Modrzejewski, Robert J.Robert J. Modrzejewski Marine Corps (1934-07-03) July 3, 1934 (age 80) Tierrasanta, San Diego, California[41]
MelvinMorris300.jpg Morris, MelvinMelvin Morris Army (1942-01-07) January 7, 1942 (age 72) Cocoa, Florida[42]
Thomas Norris 2008.jpg Norris, Thomas R.Thomas R. Norris Navy (1944-01-14) January 14, 1944 (age 70) Hayden Lake, Idaho[8]
Head and shoulders of a white man with a pointed mustache, wearing a star-shaped medal on a blue ribbon around his neck. O'Malley, Robert EmmettRobert Emmett O'Malley Marine Corps (1943-06-03) June 3, 1943 (age 71) New York, New York[11]
Patterson in 2012 Patterson, Robert MartinRobert Martin Patterson Army (1948-04-16) April 16, 1948 (age 66) Pensacola, Florida[43]
Pittman RA.jpg Pittman, Richard A.Richard A. Pittman Marine Corps (1945-05-26) May 26, 1945 (age 69) Stockton, California[44]
Profile of a dark-haired man with a star-shaped medal hanging from his neck Rascon, Alfred V.Alfred V. Rascon Army (1945-09-10) September 10, 1945 (age 68) Laurel, Maryland[15]
Ronald Eric Ray.jpg Ray, Ronald E.Ronald E. Ray Army (1941-12-07) December 7, 1941 (age 72) Tarpon Springs, Florida[45]
Moh roberts.JPG Roberts, Gordon RayGordon Ray Roberts Army (1950-06-14) June 14, 1950 (age 64)
JoseRodela300.jpg Rodela, JoseJose Rodela Army (1937-06-15) June 15, 1937 (age 77) San Antonio, Texas[46]
A gray-haired black man standing at a microphone, wearing a medal on a blue ribbon around his neck. Sasser, ClarenceClarence Sasser Army (1947-09-12) September 12, 1947 (age 66) Rosharon, Texas[47]
MOH-Sprayberry.jpg Sprayberry, James M.James M. Sprayberry Army (1947-04-24) April 24, 1947 (age 67) Titus, Elmore County, Alabama[48]
Kenneth Stumpf 2013.jpg Stumpf, Kenneth E.Kenneth E. Stumpf Army (1944-09-28) September 28, 1944 (age 69) Tomah, Wisconsin[49]
James Allen Taylor.jpg Taylor, James AllenJames Allen Taylor Army (1937-12-31) December 31, 1937 (age 76) Trinity Center, California[50]
Brian Thacker 2008.jpg Thacker, BrianBrian Thacker Army (1945-04-25) April 25, 1945 (age 69) Wheaton, Maryland[11]
MichaelEThornton.jpg Thornton, Michael E.Michael E. Thornton Navy (1949-03-23) March 23, 1949 (age 65) Montgomery, Texas[15]
Thorsness speaking in 2007 crop.jpg Thorsness, Leo K.Leo K. Thorsness Air Force (1932-02-14) February 14, 1932 (age 82) Madison, Alabama[51]
Vargas USMC MOH.jpg Vargas, Jay R.Jay R. Vargas Marine Corps (1938-07-29) July 29, 1938 (age 76) San Diego, California,[41] Winslow, Arizona[52]
Brady, Packett, and Wetzel.jpg Wetzel, GaryGary Wetzel Army (1947-09-29) September 29, 1947 (age 66) Oak Creek, Wisconsin[53]

War in Afghanistan[edit]

The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001 and was the beginning of the War on Terrorism. The war was launched by the United States, the United Kingdom, and NATO allies in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The stated purpose of the invasion was to capture Osama bin Laden, destroy al-Qaeda, and remove the Taliban regime which had provided support and safe harbor to al-Qaeda.[54] Since 2001, twelve American service-members have received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan, three of them posthumously.

Image Name Branch Birth date and age Current residence
Kyle Carpenter portrait.jpg Carpenter, KyleKyle Carpenter Marine Corps (1989-10-17) October 17, 1989 (age 24)
Ty Carter portrait.jpg Carter, TyTy Carter Army (1980-01-25) January 25, 1980 (age 34) Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington[55]
Head and torso portrait of a young white man in a formal military uniform with a U.S. flag in the background Giunta, SalvatoreSalvatore Giunta Army (1985-01-21) January 21, 1985 (age 29) Fort Collins, Colorado[56]
Dakota L. Meyer.JPG Meyer, DakotaDakota Meyer Marine Corps (1988-06-26) June 26, 1988 (age 26) Kentucky[57]
Leroy Petry Petry, LeroyLeroy Petry Army (1979-07-29) July 29, 1979 (age 35) Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington[58]
SSGT Pitts half body shot.jpg Pitts, Ryan M.Ryan M. Pitts Army 1985 (age 28–29) Nashua, New Hampshire
Clinton Romesha 2013.jpg Romesha, ClintonClinton Romesha Army August 1981 (age 32) Minot, North Dakota[59]
WilliamSwensonMOHspeech20131015.jpg Swenson, William D.William D. Swenson Army (1979-11-02) November 2, 1979 (age 34) Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
Sergeant Kyle J. White White, KyleKyle White Army 1987 (age 26–27) Charlotte, North Carolina[60]

Recently deceased[edit]

Recipients who died within the last six months are listed below.[61]

Image Name Branch Conflict Birth date Death date Place of death Ref.
Ehlers speaking at D-Day anniversary.JPEG Ehlers, Walter D.Walter D. Ehlers Army World War II May 7, 1921 February 20, 2014 Long Beach, California [62]
Ola L Mize.jpg Mize, Ola L.Ola L. Mize Army Korean War August 28, 1931 March 12, 2014 Gadsden, Alabama [63]

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