Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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Richard Wainwright Jr.

Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)

1914 - Vera Cruz, Mexico

Richard N. Antrim

World War II

1942 - Macassar, Celebes, Netherlands East Indies

Richard Bates

Interim 1865 - 1870

1866 - off Eastport, Maine, USA

Richard Binder

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Fort Fisher, North Carolina, USA

Richard I. Bong

World War II

1944 - over Borneo and Leyte, Philippine Islands

Richard Boury

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Richard E. Kraus

World War II

1944 - Peleliu Island, Palau Islands

Richard C. Mangam

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Hatcher's Run, Virginia, USA

Richard Allen "Butch" Penry

Vietnam War

1970 - Binh Tuy Province, Republic of Vietnam

Richard A. Pittman

Vietnam War

1966 - near the Demilitarized Zone, Republic of Vietnam

Richard H. Seward

U.S. Civil War

1863 - Ship Island Sound, Louisiana, USA

Richard B. Anderson

World War II

1944 - Roi Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands
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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.

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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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