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Bruce Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Fort Fisher, North Carolina, USA

Thomas Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Appomattox Station, Virginia, USA

Webster Anderson

Vietnam War

1967 - Tam Ky, Republic of Vietnam

Everett W. Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Crosby's Creek, Tennessee, USA

Charles W. Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Waynesboro, Virginia, USA

Beauford T. Anderson

World War II

1945 - Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands

Peter T. Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Bentonville, North Carolina, USA

James Anderson

Indian Campaigns

1870 - Wichita River, Texas, USA

Frederick C. Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Weldon Railroad, Virginia, USA

Sylvester Antolak

World War II

1944 - near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy

Andrew O. Apple

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Petersburg, Virginia, USA

William H. Appleton

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Petersburg, Virginia, USA
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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)

Alwyn C. Cashe

Cashe was presented the Medal of Honor on December 16, 2021, by President Joseph Biden, Jr., alongside Christopher Celiz and Earl Plumlee, making him one of the most recent Recipients of the Medal of Honor. He was recognized for his actions in Iraq on October 17, 2005.

War on Terrorism (Afghanistan)

Christopher A. Celiz

Celiz was presented the Medal of Honor on December 16, 2021, by President Joseph Biden, Jr., alongside Alwyn Cashe and Earl Plumlee, making him one of the most recent Recipients of the Medal of Honor. He was recognized for his actions in Afghanistan on July 12, 2018.

War on Terrorism (Afghanistan)

Earl D. Plumlee

Plumlee was presented the Medal of Honor on December 16, 2021, by President Joseph Biden, Jr., alongside Alwyn Cashe and Christopher Celiz, making him one of the most recent Recipients of the Medal of Honor. He was recognized for his actions in Afghanistan on August 28, 2013.

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.

Vietnam War

Gary B. Beikirch

Gary B. Beikirch passed away December 26, 2021 at the age of 74. He was presented the Medal of Honor by President Richard Nixon on October 15, 1973. He served as Chaplain of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

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