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.
|Lt. ||Antrim, Richard Nott, USN||Apr 1942 |
|Capt. ||Bennion, Mervyn Sharp, USN||7 Dec 1941 ||USS West Virginia (BB 48)|
|Lt. ||Bulkeley, John Duncan, USN||1941-1942 |
|Rear Admiral ||Callaghan, Daniel Judson, USN||13 Nov 1942 |
|T/Lt.Cdr. ||Davis, George Fleming, USN||6 Jan 1945 ||USS Walke (ii) (DD 723)|
|T/Cdr. ||Dealey, Samuel David, USN|| |
|T/Cdr. ||Evans, Ernest Edwin, USN||25 Oct 1944 ||USS Johnston (i) (DD 557)|
|T/Cdr. ||Fluckey, Eugene Bennett, USN||Dec44-Feb45 ||USS Barb (220)|
|Cdr. ||Gilmore, Howard Walter, USN||Jan/Feb 43 ||USS Growler (215)|
|Lt. ||McCandless, Bruce, USN||13 Nov 1942 |
|T/Cdr. ||O'Kane, Richard Hetherington, USN||23 Oct 1944 ||USS Tang (306)|
|T/Cdr. ||Ramage, Lawson Paterson, USN||31 Jul 1944 ||USS Parche (384)|
|Capt. ||Rooks, Albert Harold, USN||Feb 1942 ||USS Houston (i) (CA 30)|
|T/Cdr. ||Schonland, Herbert Emery, USN||13 Nov 1942 ||USS San Francisco (CA 38)|
|Capt. ||Scott, Norman, USN||13 Nov 1942 |
|T/Lt.Cdr. ||Street, 3rd, George Levick, USN||14 Apr 1945 ||USS Tirante (420)|
|Capt. ||Valkenburgh, Franklin Butler van, USN||7 Dec 1941 ||USS Arizona (BB 39)|
|Cdr. ||Young, Cassin, USN||7 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.