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Voltaire Paine Twombly (1842 - 1918)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Voltare Paine Twombly, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism ...

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George William Tyrell (deceased)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal George William Tyrell, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism ...

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Edward "Eddie" Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973)

With 26 aerial victories, Eddie Rickenbacker survived the war as America's "Ace of Aces." The former race car driver's 7 awards of the Distinguished Service Cross (an eighth was upgraded to the Medal o...

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George Uhrl (1838 - 1911)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant George Uhrl (Uhri), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on ...

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Oscar Jefferson Upham (1871 - 1949)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Oscar Jefferson Upham, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary h...

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William Peterkin Upshur (1881 - 1943)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain William Peterkin Upshur, United States Marine Corps, for extraordina...

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Frank Monroe Upton (1896 - 1962)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Quartermaster Frank Monroe Upton, United States Navy, for extraordinary herois...

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Matt Louise Urban (1919 - 1995)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Infantry) Matt Louis Urban, United States Army, for extraordinary her...

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Michael Emmet Urell (1844 - 1910)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Michael Emmet Urell, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 14...

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Albert Vadas (1877 - 1946)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Seaman Albert Vadas, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action o...

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John Vale (1836 - 1909)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Vale, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 15 Februar...

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Pvt. Michael Valente, Medal of Honor (1895 - 1976)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Michael Valente, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and int...

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Hudson Van Etten (1874 - 1941)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Seaman Hudson Van Etten, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in acti...

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Sgt. Ludovicus Van Iersel, Medal of Honor (c.1893 - 1987)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Ludovicus M. M. Van Iersel (ASN: 40858), United States Army, for extr...

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Joseph Van Matre (1828 - 1892)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Joseph Van Matre, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 A...

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Nathan K. Van Noy, Jr. (1924 - 1943)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Private Nathan K. Van Noy, Jr., United States Army, for conspicuou...

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Lt. Louis Van Schaick, Medal of Honor (1875 - 1945)

ouis Joseph Van Schaick was an officer in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War. He graduated from West Point in 1900. Pronounced "Van Sco...

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Capt. Franklin Van Valkenburgh, Medal of Honor (1888 - 1941)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh (NSN: 0-7187), United States Navy...

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Bruce Avery Van Voorhis (1908 - 1943)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Commander Bruce Avery Van Voorhis, United States Navy, ...

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Cpl. Edward Van Winkle, Medal of Honor (c.1839 - 1891)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Edward (Edwin) Parsons Van Winkle, United States Army, for extraordin...

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Leon Robert Vance, Jr. (1916 - 1944)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Colonel (Air Corps) Leon Robert Vance, Jr., United Stat...

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Wilson J. Vance (1845 - 1911)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Wilson J. Vance, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 31 D...

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John Mitchell Vanderslice (1846 - 1915)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Mitchell Vanderslice, United States Army, for extraordinary heroi...

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Joseph E. Vantine (1835 - 1904)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Class Fireman Joseph E. Vantine, United States Navy, for extraordinary h...

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Jay R. Vargas (1937 - d.)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Major Jay R. Vargas (MCSN: 0-83768), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuo...

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Pinkerton Rossiter Vaughn (c.1839 - 1866)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Pinkerton Ross Vaughn, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary ...

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Capt. Moses Veale, Medal of Honor (1832 - 1917)

Captain Veale was the writer of the poem “Taps.” The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (In...

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Ernest Veuve, Medal of Honor (c.1843 - 1916)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Farrier Ernest Veuve, United States Army, for gallant manner in which he faced...

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James David Vernay (1834 - 1918)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant James David Vernay, United States Army, for extraordinary he...

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James W. Verney (1834 - 1902)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Chief Quartermaster James W. Verney, United States Navy, for extraordinary her...

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Humbert Roque Versace MP (1937 - 1965)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Captain Humbert Roque Versace (ASN: 0-87417), United States Army, ...

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Lt. Col. Victor Vifquain, Medal of Honor (1836 - 1904)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel Victor Vifquain, United States Army, for extraordinary hero...

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Joseph Vittori (1929 - 1951)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Corporal Joseph Vittori (MCSN: 645720), United States Marine Corps...

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Dirk John Cornelius Vlug MP (1916 - 1996)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private First Class Dirk John Vlug (ASN: 36155103), United States Army, for co...

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Otto Emil Voit (1845 - 1906)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Saddler Otto Emil Voit, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 Ju...

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Leroy H. Vokes (1849 - 1924)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Sergeant Leroy H. Vokes, United States Army, for gallantry in action on ...

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Robert Volz (1875 - d.)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Seaman Robert Volz, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on...

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Jacob Volz, Jr. MP (1889 - 1965)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Carpenter's Mate Third Class Jacob Volz, United States Navy, for extraordinary...

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Rudolph Von Medem (1846 - d.)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Rudolph Von Medem, United States Army, for gallant conduct during cam...

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Ernest Von Vegesack (1820 - 1903)

pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Major & Aide-de-Camp Ernest Von Vegesack, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 27 June 1862, while serving with U.S. Volunteers, in action at Ga...

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Forrest Lee "Woody" Vosler (1923 - 1992)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Technical Sergeant Forrest Lee "Woody" Vosler, United States Army Air Forces, ...

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General Jonathan M. Wainwright IV (1883 - 1953)

Jonathan Mayhew "Skinny" Wainwright IV (August 23, 1883 – September 2, 1953) was a career American army officer and the commander of Allied forces in the Philippines at the time of their surre...

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Richard Bong "Ace of Aces" (1920 - 1945)

Richard Ira "Dick" Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) is the United States' highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was a fighte...

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Sgt. Reidar Waaler, Medal of Honor (1894 - 1979)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Reidar Waaler (ASN: 1209189), United States Army, for extraordinary h...

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John H Wageman, CPL (1841 - 1916)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John H. Wageman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 17 J...

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Maurice Wagg (1840 - 1926)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Coxswain Maurice Wagg, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action...

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John W Wagner (1837 - 1896)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John W. Wagner, United States Army, for gallantry in the charge of th...

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George Wahlen, USN, Medal of Honor (1924 - 2009)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class George Edward Wahlen, United States Navy, for c...

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John Wainwright (1839 - 1915)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant John Wainwright, United States Army, for gallant and meritori...

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Allen Walker (1866 - 1953)

When Allen Walker died on September 11, 1953, at age 87, he was the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Indian Campaigns, and the last surviving recipient to have earned the Medal of Honor...

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Frank T.O. Walker (1878 - 1904)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Frank T. O. Walker, United States Army, for most distinguished gallant...

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James C Walker (1843 - 1923)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private James C. Walker, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 N...

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John Walker (1845 - d.)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Walker, United States Army, for gallantry in action with Indians ...

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General Kenneth Newton Walker (1898 - 1943)

Kenneth Walker was the 2d Cousin of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient Jacob N. Overturf. General Walker remains the highest-ranking American Soldier still Missing in Action of World War II. The Pres...

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Jerry C Wall (1841 - 1923)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Jerry C. Wall, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 July...

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Herman C Wallace (1924 - 1945)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Private First Class Herman C. Wallace, United States Army, for con...

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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 ...

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Francis Asbury Wallar (1840 - 1911)

In 1880 Francis Wallar became the Sheriff of Vernon County, Wisconsin. The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corpo...

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William Henry Walling (1830 - 1912)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Infantry) William Henry Walling, United States Army, for extraordinar...

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John Springer Walmsley, JR (1920 - 1951)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Captain John Springer Walmsley, Jr. (AFSN: AO-815023), United Stat...

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James Aloysius Walsh (1897 - 1960)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Seaman James Aloysius Walsh, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in ...

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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...

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Kenneth Ambrose Walsh (1916 - 1998)

Ken Walsh became the first ACE in the F4U Corsair, and was a QUADRUPLE ACE in World War II, credited with TWENTY-ONE aerial victories, plus 2 probables and 1 damaged. The President of the United Stat...

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Michael Walsh (1858 - 1913)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Chief Machinist Michael Walsh, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism i...

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William Gary Walsh (1922 - 1945)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Gunnery Sergeant William Gary Walsh, United States Marine Corps (R...

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George Washington Walton (1844 - 1920)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private George Washington Walton, United States Army, for extraordinary herois...

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Pvt. Martin Wambsgan, Medal of Honor (1839 - 1911)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Martin Wambsgan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 O...

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Calvin J. Ward, Medal of Honor (1899 - 1967)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Calvin John Ward (ASN: 1307698), United States Army, for extraordinary...

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Charles H Ward (1845 - d.)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Charles H. Ward, United States Army, for gallantry in action with Indi...

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James Ward (1833 - d.)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Quarter Gunner James Ward, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in ac...

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James H. Ward (1858 - 1901)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant James Ward, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 Dec...

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James Richard Ward (1921 - 1941)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Seaman First Class James Richard Ward, United States Navy, for con...

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Thomas J. Ward (1837 - 1924)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Thomas J. Ward, United States Army, for gallantry in the charge of the...

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William Henry Ward (1840 - 1927)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain William Henry Ward, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3...

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John Warden (1841 - 1906)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John Warden, United States Army, for gallantry in the charge of the v...

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LtCol Keith L. Ware, Medal of Honor (1915 - 1968)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel Keith Lincoln Ware (ASN: 0-33181), United States Army, for ...

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Henry Clay Warfel (1844 - 1923)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Henry Clay Warfel, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 5 ...

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Henry F. Warner (1923 - 1944)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Corporal Henry F. Warner, United States Army, for conspicuous gall...

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David Warren (1836 - 1900)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Coxswain David Warren, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action...

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Gov. Francis E. Warren, U.S. Senator (1844 - 1929)

WARREN, Francis Emroy, a Senator from Wyoming; born in Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Mass., June 20, 1844; attended the common schools and Hinsdale Academy; during the Civil War enlisted in the Forty-n...

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Lewis Warrington (1879 - d.)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Cavalry) Lewis Warrington, United States Army, for gallantry...

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Lewis George Watkins (1925 - 1952)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Lewis George Watkins (MCSN: 1152688), United States...

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Travis Earl Watkins (1920 - 1950)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Master Sergeant Travis Earl Watkins (ASN: RA-6295287), United Stat...

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James C. Watson (1842 - 1890)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal James C. Watson, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 12 Ju...

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Joseph Watson (1846 - d.)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Joseph Watson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 4 June...

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Charles Joseph Watters (1927 - 1967)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Major (Chaplain) Charles Joseph Watters (ASN: 0-3139624), United S...

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Robert T. Waugh (b. - 1944)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Robert T. Waugh, United States Army, f...

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Dale Eugene Wayrynen (1947 - 1967)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Dale Eugene Wayrynen (ASN: 17721421), Unit...

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Lt. David C. Waybur, Medal of Honor (1920 - 1945)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) David Crowder Waybur, United States Army, for cons...

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Amos Weaver (1869 - 1937)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Amos Weaver, United States Army, for most distinguished gallantry on ...

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James W. Webb (1841 - 1915)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private James W. Webb, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 Aug...

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Alason/Alanson Pitts Webber (1828 - 1902)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Musician Alason P. Webber, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 27...

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Lester William Weber (1948 - 1969)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Lester William Weber (MCSN: 2323793), United States...

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Henry Webster, USN, Medal of Honor (1845 - 1910)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Landsman Henry S. Webster, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in ac...

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Charles H. Weeks (1837 - d.)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain of the Foretop Charles H. Weeks, United States Navy, for extraordinary...

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John Henry Weeks (1845 - 1911)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Henry Weeks, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 ...

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Ellis R. Weicht (1916 - 1944)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Sergeant Ellis R. Weicht, United States Army, for conspicuous gall...

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Paul H. Weinert (1869 - 1919)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Paul H. Weinert, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2...

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Henry Cary Weir (1840 - 1927)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain & Assistant Adjutant General Henry Cary Weir, United States Army, for ...

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Albert Weisbogel, Medal of Honor (1844 - 1919)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor (First Award) to Captain of the Mizzen Top Albert Weisbogel, United States Navy, ...

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