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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.

Army
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
Wai, Francis Brown14-04-191720-10-1944more
Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, IV, "Skinny"23-08-188302-09-1953more
Walker, Kenneth Newton "Ken"17-07-189805-01-1943more
Wallace, Herman Claudious12-06-192427-02-1945
Ware, Keith Lincoln23-11-191513-09-1968more
Warner, Henry Fred23-08-192321-12-1944
Watson, George00-00-191508-03-1943
Waugh, Robert T.16-01-191919-05-1944
Waybur, David Crowder29-09-191928-03-1945
Weicht, Ellis R.17-04-191603-12-1944
Wetzel, Walter C.00-00-191903-04-1945
Whiteley, Eli Lamar10-12-191302-12-1986
Whittington, Hulon Brocke "Rocky"09-07-192117-01-1969more
Wiedorfer, Paul Joseph17-01-192125-05-2011
Wigle, Thomas W.18-05-190916-09-1944
Wilbur, William Hale24-09-188827-12-1979more
Wilkin, Edward G.25-05-191718-04-1945
Wilkins, Raymond Harrell28-09-191702-11-1943more
Will, Walter J.00-00-192230-03-1945
Wilson, Alfred Leonard00-00-191908-11-1944
Wise, Homer Lee27-02-191722-04-1974more
Woodford, Howard E.21-06-192107-06-1945

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