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Medal of Honor recipients, Irish American

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  • First Lieutenant John Michael Tobin (1841 - 1898)
    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant & Adjutant John Michael Tobin, United States Army, for extrao...
  • Seaman Michael Thornton (1856 - d.)
    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Seaman Michael Thornton, United States Navy, for gallant and heroic conduct in...
  • Ship's Corporal James Thayer (1853 - 1886)
    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Ship's Corporal James Thayer, United States Navy, for gallant and heroic condu...
  • John Walsh (1841 - 1924)
    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John Walsh, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 Octob...
  • William Wallace (1847 - 1928)
    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant William Wallace, United States Army, for gallantry in engagements at ...

The following is a list of Irish-American soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who were awarded the American military's highest decoration — the Medal of Honor, sometimes referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is bestowed "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty, in actual combat against an armed enemy force." The medal is awarded by the President of the United States on behalf of the Congress.