Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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Donald J. Gott

World War II

1944 - Saarbrucken, Germany

Thomas J. Graves

Spanish-American War

1898 - El Caney, Cuba

Pierpont M. Hamilton

World War II

1942 - near Port Lyautey, French Morocco

Henry M. Hardenbergh

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Deep Run, Virginia, USA

Nathan E. Hickok

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA

Joe M. Jackson

Vietnam War

1968 - Kham Duc, Republic of Vietnam

Bartholomew T. Keenan

Indian Campaigns

1869 - Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Territory, USA

Clyde E. Lassen

Vietnam War

1968 - Republic of Vietnam

William E. Metzger Jr.

World War II

1944 - Saarbrucken, Germany

Jack C. Montgomery

World War II

1944 - near Padiglione, Italy

Harl Pease Jr.

World War II

1942 - near Rabaul, New Britian, New Britain

Ronald E. Ray

Vietnam War

1966 - Ia Drang Valley, Republic of Vietnam
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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

Edward A. Carter Jr.

SSgt. Carter undertook a one-man mission under heavy fire in an attempt to neutralize an enemy position. Despite significant wounds and being pinned down in a field by enemy fire, he kept his wits about him and captured two enemy soldiers, gaining valuable intelligence that greatly facilitated the 1945 Allied advance on Speyer, Germany.

Vietnam War

John L. Levitow

In 1969, a AC-47 aircraft over Vietnam was heavily damaged by a hostile mortar. The crew had been dropping magnesium flares to provide illumination for ground troops. As the plane limped through the air, wounded Airman First Class Levitow threw himself on an activated flare and dragged it to the open cargo door. He threw it out of the plane just as it exploded, saving everyone on the aircraft.

U.S. Civil War

Mary E. Walker

Dr. Walker served Union Troops as a contract surgeon from 1861 to 1864, despite the negative reception she often endured as a woman. Her determination to serve the wounded and sick drove her to look after civilians and Confederate soldiers as well.

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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