Has anyone received 2 Medal of Honors?
To date, the maximum number of Medals of Honor earned by any service member has been two. The last living individual to be awarded two Medals of Honor was John J. Kelly 3 Oct 1918; the last individual to receive two Medals of Honor for two different actions was Smedley Butler, in 1914 and 1915.
How many recipients have received the Medal of Honor twice?
Nineteen servicemen have been awarded the Medal of Honor twice. Fourteen have been awarded the medal for two separate events.
How do I contact Medal of Honor recipients?
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Who is the youngest Medal of Honor winner?
Youngest and Oldest Recipients The youngest person ever to receive the Medal of Honor was probably William “Willie” Johnston, who earned the Medal during the Civil War just prior to his 12th birthday and received his award 6 weeks after his 13th.
Who is the female Medal of Honor recipient?
Mary Edwards Walker
An American feminist, suffragist, suspected spy, prisoner of war and surgeon, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker remains the only women ever to receive the Medal of Honor, which she was awarded for her service during the Civil War.
How many people have been awarded the Medal of Honor?
Today, there are 103 living recipients of the Medal of Honor. There have been 87 African-American recipients, 41 Hispanic-American recipients, 22 Native American recipients, 22 Asian-American recipients, and one female recipient. There have been 19 double Medal of Honor recipients.
How to search for Medal of Honor recipients?
Browse our interactive database to view recipients of the prestigious Medal of Honor. You may sort the database and your selections alphabetically by clicking the Name categories. The search bar allows you to search by a recipient’s first and/or last name. To filter the results, use the dropdown menus below.
Who is eligible for Medal of Honor benefits?
Individual programs and requirements may vary. Surviving spouses and dependent children of Medal of Honor awardees may, depending on the state, be eligible to receive added consideration for state education benefits.
Do you have to salute Medal of Honor recipients?
There is a military tradition that dictates all uniformed members of the service render a salute to Medal of Honor awardees regardless of rank; this is one of the unique customs and courtesies associated with the medal.