Honoring America’s Heroes

Recipient Database


Read Medal of Honor recipient stories of heroism, bravery, and valor in action.

Browse our interactive database to view recipients of the prestigious Medal of Honor. You may sort the database by clicking any of its headings. The search bar allows you to search by a recipient’s last name. Click a recipient’s name to view their biography.

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Name Service Branch Conflict Accredited To Place of Birth
Boyington, Gregory "Pappy","Coeur D'Alene Major Washington
Bradley, Charles U.S. Navy New York
Byrnes, James U.S. Navy New York
Cotton, Peter U.S. Navy New York
McClelland, James M U.S. Army Ohio
McCornack, Andrew U.S. Army Illinois
McDonald, John U.S. Navy
McGinn, Edward U.S. Army New York
McGonagle, Wilson U.S. Army Ohio
McHugh, Martin U.S. Navy Ohio
ODea, John U.S. Army
Mize, Ola L U.S. Army a strategically valuable position tenaciously fighting and successfully repelling hostile attacks. When enemy onslaughts ceased he took his few men and moved from bunker to bunker and rescued the wounded soldier. On returning to the main position he established an effective defense system and inflicted heavy casualties against attacks from determined enemy assault forces which had penetrated into trenches within the outpost area. During his fearless actions he was blown down by artillery and grenade blasts 3 times but each time he dauntlessly returned to his position
Bell, George U.S. Navy 11/7/1861 New York
Andrews, John U.S. Navy 1871 Korean Campaign Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Brown, Charles U.S. Marine Corps 1871 Korean Campaign New York
Coleman, John U.S. Marine Corps 1871 Korean Campaign California
Dougherty, James U.S. Marine Corps 1871 Korean Campaign Pennsylvania
Franklin, Frederick U.S. Navy 1871 Korean Campaign New Hampshire New Hampshire
Grace, Patrick H U.S. Navy 1871 Korean Campaign
Hayden, Cyrus U.S. Navy 1871 Korean Campaign Maine Maine
Lukes, William F U.S. Navy 1871 Korean Campaign
McKenzie, Alexander U.S. Navy 1871 Korean Campaign
McNamara, Michael U.S. Marine Corps 1871 Korean Campaign
Merton, James F U.S. Navy 1871 Korean Campaign
Owens, Michael U.S. Marine Corps 1871 Korean Campaign New York New York
3,522

Total Medals of Honor Awarded

2,452

Medals Awarded to Members of the US Army

749

Medals Awarded to Members of the US Navy

300

Medals Awarded to Members of the US Marine Corps

19

Medals Awarded to Members of the US Air Force

1

Medals Awarded to Members of the US Coast Guard