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Medal of Honor - Army (MoH)

This decoration was instituted by Congress in July 1862 for the Army. Eligible are officers and enlisted men of the Army and the Army Air Corps and the decoration is awarded for 'bravery in action involving actual conflict with the enemy' and then only to those who distinguish themselves conspiciously. The medal is different for each Service.

A bronze, five-pointed star resting on a laurel wreath, enamelled green. On each ray of the star is a green oak leaf. In the centre of the star, the head of Minerva in a circle with the inscription: 'The United States of America' The medal is suspended from a bar with the inscription 'valor'. On top of the bar is an eagle with wings spread.
The reverse of the bar shows the inscription 'The Congress to....(name of the recipient). The ribbon is light blue with thirteen white stars, representing the states from which the Union was originally formed.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Smith, Maynard Harrison, Sr.01-01-191111-05-1984 
Soderman, William Adolph20-03-191220-10-1980 
Slaton, James Daniel02-04-191225-02-1961 
Scott, Robert Sheldon30-11-191305-02-1999more 
Salomon, Benjamin Lewis01-09-191407-06-1944 
Sarnoski, Joseph Raymond30-01-191516-06-1943more 
Silk, Edward A.08-06-191618-11-1955 
Sjogren, John Carleton19-08-191630-08-1987 
Sadowski, Joseph John08-12-191714-09-1944 
Shomo, William Arthur "Bill"30-05-191825-06-1990more 
Schauer, Henry09-10-191816-06-1997 
Shockley, William Ralph04-12-191831-03-1945 
Schaefer, Joseph Edward27-12-191816-03-1987 
Specker, Joe C.10-01-192107-01-1944 
Shoup, Curtis F.11-01-192107-01-1945more 
Sakato, George T. "Joe"19-02-192102-12-2015more 
Shea, Charles W.24-12-192107-04-1994 
Spurrier, Junior James14-12-192225-02-1984more 
Sayers, Foster Joseph27-04-192412-11-1944 
Stryker, Stuart S.30-10-192424-03-1945 
Sheridan, Carl Vernon05-01-192526-11-1944 
Smith, Furman L.11-05-192531-05-1944 
Squires, John C.19-05-192523-05-1944