The first Medal of Honor presentation took place in 1863. Since then and as of October 23, 2017, there have been 3,517 Medals of Honor awarded.
(For a short video of a behind the scenes look at what goes into the award presentation at the White House check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt53GPz9dmE)
This does not include those revoked by the 1916 review board but it does include 19 double awards and those awarded to the unknown soldiers.
Below is a recap by era, war/conflict:
|Spanish American War||110|
|China Relief Aka Boxer Rebellion||59|
|Mexican Campaign Aka Vera Cruz||56|
|World War I||126|
|2nd Haitian Campaign||2|
|2nd Nicaraguan Campaign||2|
|Interim Awards (3 time periods)||193|
|World War II||471|
|War on Terror||18|
Sadly, since the passing of Mr. Wesley Fox, only 71 of these men are still with us today. Even sadder, only 4 of these are members of the WWII Greatest Generation. (Mr. Fox passed on 24 November 2017.)
We have set up two options on this site for locating the burial locations of our nations Medal of Honor Recipients. The first is by state which will take you to the page for the state that the Recipient is buried in. That page will include GPS information when it is available and a Google map to help you locate the grave. If you have a GPS listing for a grave that we do not have posted, please send it to us in a N 34.1854, W -118.1486 format.
We are seeking the coordinates for all the National Cemeteries.
The second option is an alphabetical listing which will eventually list all the names of those who have passed with a link to the state page for their burial state. Both of these listings are a work in progress.
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