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Steven L. Bennett

Vietnam War

1972 - Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam

John A. Chapman

War on Terrorism (Afghanistan)

2002 - Takur Ghar, Afghanistan

George A. Davis Jr.

Korean War

1952 - Sinuiju-Yalu River area, Korea

George Everette "Bud" Day

Vietnam War

1967 - North Vietnam

Merlyn H. Dethlefsen

Vietnam War

1967 - Thai Nguyen, North Vietnam

Richard L. Etchberger

Vietnam War

1968 - Phou Pha Thi, Laos

Bernard F. Fisher

Vietnam War

1966 - Bien Hoa and Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam

James P. Fleming

Vietnam War

1968 - near Duc Co, Republic of Vietnam

Joe M. Jackson

Vietnam War

1968 - Kham Duc, Republic of Vietnam

William A. Jones III

Vietnam War

1968 - near Dong Hoi, North Vietnam

John L. Levitow

Vietnam War

1969 - over Long Binh Army Post, Republic of Vietnam

Charles J. Loring Jr.

Korean War

1952 - near Sniper Ridge, Korea
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Medal of Honor Recipients are a part of something greater. They collectively embody the values that we as a country strive to uphold—courage, bravery, and the desire and dedication to do what is right in the midst of life’s most difficult circumstances. But they are also unique. They are parents and siblings, colleagues and friends. They are ordinary people who did extraordinary things, each with their own story to tell.

Honor their sacrifice today so we may shape a better future tomorrow.

Korean War

Ralph Puckett, Jr.

Puckett was presented the Medal of Honor on May 21, 2021, by President Joseph Biden, Jr., making him the most recent Recipient of the Medal of Honor. He was recognized for his actions in Korea on November 25-26, 1950.

Korean War

Emil J. Kapaun

On March 5, 2021, the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun had been accounted for. A veteran of WWII, he continued his service in the Chaplain Corps during the Korean War. He died in a POW Camp in 1951. In September 2021 his remains will be interred at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, Kansas.

War on Terrorism (Afghanistan)

Robert J. Miller

Staff Sergeant Miller became a one-man Army against an overwhelming enemy force. He was killed in action preserving the lives of 22 squad members. His Medal of Honor was presented to his parents in 2010.

Vietnam War

Ralph E. Dias

Despite wounds, PFC Dias moved through unprotected areas four times, while under extreme fire, to destroy an enemy machine gun bunker that had pinned down two Marine platoons. He destroyed the bunker just as he was killed by a sniper. His actions contributed greatly to the survival of numerous men that day.

World War I

Frank Luke Jr.

Second Lieutenant Frank Luke, Jr. was so legendary for his aerial take-downs of German observation balloons that he was given the nickname "Balloon Buster" in newspaper reports. He was killed in action in 1918 after a forced landing in a field in France.

Korean War

Duane E. Dewey

Duane E. Dewey passed away October 11, 2021, at the age of 89. He was presented the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War on April 16, 1952.

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