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Lieutenant Michael E. Thornton; Native American. Michael Thornton was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 15, 1973. He is the first person in more than a century to receive that honor for saving the life of another Medal of Honor recipient.

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US Army Special Forces soldier Roy Benavidez, Yaqui Indian (1935-1998). GI JOE action figure, Medal of Honor recipient .

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The oldest and youngest Medal of Honor recipients together...The oldest recipient is Nicholas Oresko, age 95, where as the youngest is Dakota Meyer, age 23. Please share this amazing photo!

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Hispanic American Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Staff Sgt. Ysmael R. Villegas Riverside, California, South Pacific WW II In 1997 the Marine Corps honored the nation's 39 Latino Medal of Honor recipients, 13 of whom were Marines. No ethnic group in the United States has been awarded more Medals of Honor per capita, according to a Marine statement at the the time. "The sacrifice and contributions of Mexican Americans in wartime are…

During the 4th to 5th of June 1971, Jon R. Cavaiani, would take action against the enemy with conspicuous gallantry, extraordinary heroism and intrepidity at the risk of his life, above and beyond the call of duty in Vietnam, and thereby later presented with the MOH after spending 2 years as a POW.

U.S. Military Awards for Valor The site launched with the names of Medal of Honor recipients for actions since 9/11, and now lists recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross and Navy Cross. The services are continuing to compile the lists of Silver Star recipients to add to the site.

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Private First Class Ralph E. Dias, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Que Son Mountains, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam November 12, 1969.

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Gettysburg hero to be granted posthumous Medal of Honor for bravery 150-years after the defining battle of the Civil War

1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing will be awarded the Medal of Honor 147 years after his bravery on the fields of Gettysburg. He was wounded in the shoulder and groin, and his battery was left with 2 guns. His stricken battery should have been withdrawn and replaced with reserve forces, but he shouted that he would take his guns to the front lines. Within minutes, a Confederate bullet struck his head. Confederates advanced, but finally retreated with massive casualties, never to recover from the…