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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
Dahlgren, Edward Carl14-03-191631-05-2006more 
Dalessondro, Peter Joseph19-05-191815-10-1997more 
Daly, Michael Joseph15-09-192425-07-2008more 
Davila, Rudolph B.27-04-191626-01-2002more 
Davis, Charles Willis21-02-191718-01-1991more 
DeFranzo, Arthur Frederick20-03-191910-06-1944 
DeGlopper, Charles Neilans30-11-192109-06-1944more 
Deleau, Emile Jr.28-06-192302-01-1945 
Dervishian, Ernest Herbert10-08-191623-05-1984 
Desiderio, Reginald Benjamin (US Army)12-09-191827-11-1950more 
Diamond, James H.22-04-192514-05-1945 
Dietz, Robert H.22-01-192129-03-1945 
Donovan, William Joseph "Wild Bill"01-01-188308-02-1959more 
Doolittle, James Harold "Jimmy"14-12-189627-09-1993more 
Doss, Desmond Thomas07-02-191923-03-2006more 
Drowley, Jesse Ray19-09-191920-05-1996 
Dunham, Russell E.23-02-192006-04-2009more 
Dutko, John W.24-10-191623-05-1944