Memorial Day Virtual Parade

During Memorial Day weekend, we honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, including the 651 Medal of Honor Recipients who gave their lives in the line of duty to not only to protect our freedom, but to also save the lives of their fellow service members. Please join us in our virtual parade as we remember and honor those who never came home.
Civil War
Brevet Brigadier General Delavan Bates fought bravely in the Civil War. In the midst of trying to protect his troops, he died in the line of duty. He is one of 30 Recipients who were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously from the Civil War. Learn more about the hundreds of other Recipients during this conflict.

Indian Campaigns
Private Bernard McCann sacrificed his life during the Indian Campaigns. Join us in remembering the 12 Medal of Honor Recipients who were awarded posthumously from this conflict. Click here to learn more about Recipients who served during this time.

Korea 1871 Campaign
Seaman William Lukes selflessly served in the Korea 1871 Campaign. He is one of 15 Recipients who were awarded the Medal of Honor during this time. Learn more about the Korean Campaigns here.

Spanish American War
Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave actions during the Spanish American War. Join us in remembering the 110 Medal of Honor Recipients who were awarded from this conflict. Learn more about Recipients who served during the Spanish American War.

Phillipine Insurrections
Hugh McGrath was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his bravery and heroism during the Phillipine Insurrections. He is one of the 4 Recipients who were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously from this conflict. Learn more about Recipients who served in the Phillipine Insurrections.

Boxer Rebellion
Harry Fisher was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave actions during the Boxer Rebellion (Chinese Relief Expedition). He was the first USMC posthumous Recipient of the Medal of Honor. Join us in remembering him and the 59 Medal of Honor Recipients who served in this conflict. Learn more about their actions.

World War I
Frank Luke was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his bravery and heroism during World War I. He is one of the 35 Medal of Honor Recipients who were awarded posthumously from this conflict. Learn more about Recipients who served in this pivotal war.

World War 2
John Fox was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his bravery and heroism during World War 2. He is one of the brave 274 Recipients who were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously from this conflict. Learn more about these heroic Recipients here.

Korean War
Mitchell Red Cloud was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his bravery and heroism during the Korean War. He is one of the brave 107 Recipients who were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously from this conflict. Learn more about these brave heroes here.

Vietnam War
Oscar Austin was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courage and heroism during the Vietnam War. After noticing an enemy grenade, he leaped between a fellow injured marine and the grenade, absorbing the effects of its detonation. He is one of the brave 162 Recipients who were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously from this conflict. Learn more about these brave heroes here.

Somalia Campaign
Gary Gordon was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courage and heroism during the Somalia Campaign. During this conflict, Gordon fought fearlessly to protect his crew until he became fatally wounded. His selfless actions resulted in saving his pilot’s life. He is one of the 2 Recipients who were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously from this conflict. Learn more about these brave heroes here.

War on Terrorism (Afghanistan)
Michael Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courage and heroism during the War on Terrorism in Afghanistan. Although wounded, he exposed himself to enemy fire to make contact with headquarters to gain assistance for his unit. He is one of the brave 4 Recipients who were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously from this conflict here.

War on Terrorism (Iraq)
Michael Monsoor was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courage and heroism during the War on Terrorism in Iraq. He selflessly threw himself onto an enemy grenade to absorb the force of the explosion with his body, saving the lives of his two teammates. He is one of the brave 5 Recipients who were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously from this conflict. Learn more about these brave heroes here.

Noncombat
Carlton Hutchins was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courage and heroism for noncombat actions. He remained at the controls of a damaged seaplane to save the lives of his aircrew members. He is one of the brave 5 Recipients who were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously from non-combat incidents. Learn more about these brave heroes here.
The values of the Medal of Honor are needed now more than ever. We would like to personally invite you to join us in perpetuating the legacy of the Medal of Honor and honoring our nation’s heroes. Learn more about how you can make a direct impact to the work of the Medal of Honor Society by visiting our website at www.themedalofhonor.com or by joining our monthly newsletter. The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the sole mission to support the work of the Society.

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