Historical Reference

The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who distinguished themselves by acts of valor.

Civil War

Joseph Burger 2nd Minnesota, (2-136)
Clinton Albert Cilly 2nd Minnesota, (2-136)
William A. Clark 2nd Minnesota, (2-136)
James Flannigan 2nd Minnesota, (2-136)
Milton Hanna 2nd Minnesota, (2-136)
Lovilo N. Holmes 2nd Minnesota, (2-136)
John G. Merritt 1st Minnesota, (2-135)
Henry D. O'Brien 1st Minnesota, (2-135)
Byron E. Pay 2nd Minnesota, (2-136)
Alonzo H. Pickle 1st Minnesota, (2-135)
Axel Hayford Reed 2nd Minnesota, (2-136)
Marshall Sherman 1st Minnesota, (2-135)
John Vale 2nd Minnesota, (2-136)
James A. Williamson 4th Iowa, (1-168)
Samuel Wright 2nd Minnesota, (2-136)

World War II

Robert D. Booker (1-133) 9 Apr 43
Ernest H. Dervishian (135) 8 Jan 45
William W. Galt (1-168) 29 May 44
George J. Hall (135) 23 May 44
Mikio Hasemoto (1-133/100/B) 29 Nov 43
Shizuya Hayashi (1-133/100/A) 29 Nov 43
Yeiki Kobashigawa (1-133/100/B) 2 Jun 44
Kaoru Moto (442/100/C) 7 Jul 44
Kiyoshi Muranaga (442/2/F) 26 Jun 44
Shinyei Nakamine (442/100/B) 2 Jun 44
William K. Nakamura (442/2/G) 4 Jul 44
Beryl R. Newman (1-133) 26 May 44
Allan M. Ohata (1-133/100/B) 29-30 Nov 43
Frank H. Ono (442/2/G) 4 Jul 44
Kazuo Otani (442/2/G) 15 Jul 44
Leo J. Powers (1-133) 3 Feb 44
Paul F. Riordan (1-133) 3-8 Feb 44
Furman L. Smith (135) 31 May 44
Ted T. Tanouye (442/3/K) 7 Jul 44
Thomas W. Wigle (135) 14 Sep 44

* The Japanese-American 442nd "Go For Broke" Regimental Combat Team and its 100th "Purple Heart" Infantry Battalion were assigned or attached to the 34th Infantry Division (Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Anzio).
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