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Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is United States' highest military decoration. It is awarded to a member of the United States armed forced that "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his [or her] life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States."

Because of the strict requirements the Medal of Honor is often awarded posthumously.

The medal pictured to the left is the Navy version, the Army and Air Force have slightly different look to them.

CommanderDate  Command
USNLt. Antrim, Richard Nott, USNApr 1942  

USNCapt. Bennion, Mervyn Sharp, USN7 Dec 1941  USS West Virginia (BB 48)
USNLt. Bulkeley, John Duncan, USN1941-1942  

USNRear Admiral Callaghan, Daniel Judson, USN13 Nov 1942  

USNT/Cdr. Davis, George Fleming, USN6 Jan 1945  USS Walke (ii) (DD 723)
USNT/Cdr. Dealey, Samuel David, USN   

USNT/Cdr. Evans, Ernest Edwin, USN25 Oct 1944  USS Johnston (i) (DD 557)

USNT/Cdr. Fluckey, Eugene Bennett, USNDec44-Feb45  USS Barb (220)

USNCdr. Gilmore, Howard Walter, USNJan/Feb 43  USS Growler (215)

USNT/Lt.Cdr. McCandless, Bruce, USN13 Nov 1942  

USNT/Cdr. O'Kane, Richard Hetherington, USN23 Oct 1944  USS Tang (306)

USNT/Cdr. Ramage, Lawson Paterson, USN31 Jul 1944  USS Parche (384)
USNCapt. Rooks, Albert Harold, USNFeb 1942  USS Houston (i) (CA 30)

USNT/Cdr. Schonland, Herbert Emery, USN13 Nov 1942  USS San Francisco (CA 38)
USNCapt. Scott, Norman, USN13 Nov 1942  
USNT/Lt.Cdr. Street, 3rd, George Levick, USN14 Apr 1945  USS Tirante (420)

USNCapt. Valkenburgh, Franklin Butler van, USN7 Dec 1941  USS Arizona (BB 39)

USNCdr. Young, Cassin, USN7 Dec 1941  USS Vestal (AR 4)

18 commanders listed with this decoration.

Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.

For US officers the date listed is usually the date of the action worthy of the award - not the award date itself.

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