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Edward C. Allworth

World War I

1918 - Clery-le-Petit, France

Leonard L. Alvarado

Vietnam War

1969 - Phuoc Long Province, Vietnam

Adelbert Ames

U.S. Civil War

1861 - Bull Run, Virginia, USA

Robert W. Ammerman

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA

Frank L. Anders

Philippine Insurrection

1899 - San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands

Richard A. Anderson

Vietnam War

1969 - Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam

Webster Anderson

Vietnam War

1967 - Tam Ky, Republic of Vietnam

Johannes S. Anderson

World War I

1918 - Consenvoye, France

Beauford T. Anderson

World War II

1945 - Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands

Richard B. Anderson

World War II

1944 - Roi Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

William Anderson

Interim 1871 - 1899

1878 - U.S.S. Powhatan at sea

Bruce Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Fort Fisher, North Carolina, USA
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We Are Forever Grateful

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.

Vietnam War

Garfield M. Langhorn

When Pfc. Langhorn's platoon came under intense attack, the casualties were placed away from the perimeter where he was radioing directions to overhead gunships and providing protective fire . An enemy grenade landed not far from his wounded comrades-in-arms. Seeing the danger, Langhorn threw himself on the grenade and pulled it into his own body. In giving his own life, he saved the lives of others, and for that, he was presented the Medal of Honor. 

Korean War

Ambrosio Guillen

SSgt. Guillen inspired his platoon to successfully repel a much larger force through courageous leadership, exposing himself to enemy fire while directing the men under his command and working to evacuate the wounded. Although he later succumbed to his wounds, was remembered by the lives he saved in his platoon.

World War II

Howard W. Gilmore

Damaged during a 1943 nighttime attack in the South Pacific, the submarine U.S.S. Growler needed to dive to save her crew. Gilmore, commander of the boat, was the last to leave the bridge. Realizing his wounds were too grievous to make it off the deck in time, his last order was "take her down." His remains were never recovered. For this final act, and for his brilliant command over the previous month, Gilmore received the Medal of Honor.

Korean War

Ernest E. West

West, aged 89, passed away May 1, 2021. He was presented the Medal of Honor for his actions on October 12, 1952, near Sataeri, Korea.

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