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Charles W. Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Waynesboro, Virginia, USA

Everett W. Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Crosby's Creek, Tennessee, USA

Frederick C. Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Weldon Railroad, Virginia, USA

Marion T. Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Peter T. Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Bentonville, North Carolina, USA

Robert N. Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1863 - Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Thomas Anderson

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Appomattox Station, Virginia, USA

James Anderson

Indian Campaigns

1870 - Wichita River, Texas, USA

Edwin A. Anderson

Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)

1914 - Vera Cruz, Mexico

James Anderson Jr.

Vietnam War

1967 - northwest of Cam Lo, Republic of Vietnam

John Andrews

Korean Campaign 1871

1871 - Korean Forts, Korea

John Angling

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Fort Fisher & Wilmington, North Carolina, 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.

Honor their sacrifice today so we may shape a better future tomorrow.

Korean War

Ralph Puckett, Jr.

Puckett was presented the Medal of Honor on May 21, 2021, by President Joseph Biden, Jr., making him the most recent Recipient of the Medal of Honor. He was recognized for his actions in Korea on November 25-26, 1950.

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.

Korean War

Duane E. Dewey

Duane E. Dewey passed away October 11, 2021, at the age of 89. He was presented the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War on April 16, 1952.

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