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Lucian Adams

World War II

1944 - near St. Die, France

Harold C. Agerholm

World War II

1944 - Saipan, Marianas Islands

Beauford T. Anderson

World War II

1945 - Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands

Richard B. Anderson

World War II

1944 - Roi Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

Sylvester Antolak

World War II

1944 - near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy

Richard N. Antrim

World War II

1942 - Macassar, Celebes, Netherlands East Indies

Thomas Eugene "gene" Atkins

World War II

1945 - Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands

Kenneth D. Bailey

World War II

1942 - Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

Addison E. Baker

World War II

1943 - Ploesti, Rumania

Vernon J. Baker

World War II

1945 - Near Castle Aghinolfi, Germany

Thomas A. Baker Jr.

World War II

1944 - Saipan, Mariana Islands

Van T. Barfoot

World War II

1944 - near Carano, Italy
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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.

War on Terrorism (Iraq)

Thomas P. Payne

Payne was awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on September 11, 2020, making him the most recent Recipient of the Medal of Honor. He was recognized for his actions in Iraq on October 22, 2015.

World War II

John W. Finn

When Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, the Japanese forces also attacked other U.S. interests, including Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Finn took a lead in defending the Naval Air Station located there.

Vietnam War

Robert H. Jenkins Jr.

Jenkins used his body as a shield to save the life of another Marine during the Vietnam War on March 5, 1969.

World War II

Silvestre S. Herrera

During World War II, Herrera became a one-man Army, charging strongholds to allow the capture of two emplacements and enabling his company to advance.

Korean War

Ronald E. Rosser

Rosser, aged 90, passed away on August 26, 2020. He was presented the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War on January 12, 1952.

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