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Medal of Honor recipients, Italian American

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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...
  • Capt. Maurice L. Britt, Medal of Honor (1919 - 1995)
    Maurice Lee "Footsie" Britt (June 29, 1919 – November 26, 1995) was an American professional football player, Medal of Honor recipient of World War II, businessman, and Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas....
  • Brig. General Thomas W. Hyde (USA) (1841 - 1899)
    Battle of Antietam (for which he later received the Medal of Honor), Thomas W. Hyde (1841–1899) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War, a state senator from Maine, and the founder of Bath I...

The following is a list of Italian-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.