Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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Sylvester Antolak

World War II

1944 - near Cisterna di Littoria, Italy

Richard N. Antrim

World War II

1942 - Macassar, Celebes, Netherlands East Indies

Andrew O. Apple

U.S. Civil War

1865 - Petersburg, Virginia, USA

Edwin N. Appleton

China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)

1900 - Tientsin, China

William H. Appleton

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Petersburg, Virginia, USA

James W. Archer

U.S. Civil War

1862 - Corinth, Mississippi, USA

Lester Archer

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Fort Harrison, Virginia, USA

William J. Archinal

U.S. Civil War

1863 - Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

Clinton L. Armstrong

U.S. Civil War

1863 - Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

Abraham K. Arnold

U.S. Civil War

1864 - Davenport Bridge, Virginia, USA

Matthew Arther

U.S. Civil War

1862 - Forts Henry & Donelson, Tennessee, USA

Eugene Ashley Jr.

Vietnam War

1968 - near Lang Vei, 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.

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.

Vietnam War

Charles C. Hagemeister

Charles C. Hagemeister passed away May 19, 2021, at the age of 74. He was presented the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam on March 20, 1967.

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