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Medal of Honor recipients, Irish American

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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 ...
  • Audie Leon Murphy, 1Lt. (1924 - 1971)
    A legend in his own time, Audie Murphy was the most decorated American Army soldier of World War II who went on to become a celebrated movie star for over two decades in the post-war era, appearing in ...
  • Maj. General William "Wild Bill" Donovan ("Father of Central Intelligence") (1883 - 1959)
    William Joseph Donovan (January 1, 1883 – February 8, 1959) was a United States soldier, lawyer and intelligence officer, best remembered as the wartime head of the Office of Strategic Servi...
  • 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...
  • Brevet Maj. General St. Clair Augustine Mulholland (USA) (1839 - 1910)
    St. Clair Augustine Mulholland (April 1, 1839 – February 17, 1910) was a brevet major general in the Union Army in the American Civil War who later received the Medal of Honor for gallantry in...

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.