I don't think that he existed. Most of the information I've seen shows that
19 people were the recipents two Congressional Medals of Honor. The
first was the brother of General George Armstrong Custer, who is best
known for his failure in the Indian Wars, 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Custer
won both in the Civil War. Six double recipeints were Navy, seven were
Marines and four were Army.
Won the Congressional Medal of Honor
World War 1: 124 awardedWorld War 2: 464 awardedVietnam: 246 awardedBringing a total of 834 medals awarded.
96 US Medals of Honor were awarded for WWI.
96 US Medals of Honor were awarded for WWI service.
432 Medals of Honor were awarded in WWII, but long after the end of the war, a group of 10 or so black WWII soldiers (some posthumously) were added to that number. They were given lesser awards because during the war the US Army was segregated, and as a result, no black Americans were awarded the MOH.
World war 1
For the United States military, typically the highest medal for valor is the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Did you mean: How many Medals of Honor were awarded in WWII? If so, it was around 432, plus about a dozen more since then for WWII.
432 Medals of Honor were awarded in WWII, although at least a dozen more since then have been added. By ethnic background
There were somewhere between 432-450 Medals of Honor awarded for WWII.
United States of America: Congressional Medal of Honor Great Britian: Victoria Cross, George Cross Germany:Iron Cross 1st ClassIron Cross 2nd Class,Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Yes, the list of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients is long so I have attached a list for you on the related link below.
No. Winning medals for valor is a dangerous business though, and people get killed doing it. Audie Murphy is usually recognized as America's "most decorated" WWII soldier, and he received 33 American and foreign medals. Some say Major Matt Urban won more than Murphy, but Urban never received the Distinguished Service Cross (second in precedence only to the Medal of Honor), and Urban's Medal of Honor came a long time after the war.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal are the two highest awards a US civilian can receive. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is given by the President to persons who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors." The Congressional Gold Medal is bestowed by the US Congress on an individual who performs an outstanding deed or act of service to the security, prosperity, and national interest of the United States. Congressional Gold Medals can be given to people who are not US citizens. A Medal of Honor is a military award, given to a member of the armed forces who has shown extreme bravery in action. And the Congressional Space Medal of Honor is presented by NASA for extraordinary accomplishment to the mission of United States space exploration.
Ira Hayes did not receive the Congressional Medal of honor. Under the heading of Ira Hayes, Wikipedia recorded his commendations and medals.***Hayes was promoted to the rank of Corporal before being discharged from the Marine Corps. His decorations and medals include the following:American Campaign MedalAsiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four stars (for Vella Lavella, Bougainville, Consolidation of the Northern Solomons, and Iwo Jima)Navy Commendation Medal with "V" combat devicePresidential Unit Citation with one star (for Iwo Jima)World War II Victory Medal
The most decorated French soldier of World War 1 was Audie Murphy. He was decorated with the Croix de guerre ribbon which was a French Legion of Honor.
he won the more medals than any person in the u.s. and possibly the world Technically, Audie was the most decorated soldier of WORLD WAR II. However, the most decorated soldier to date in all wars is General Douglas Mac Arthur, who I believe has 83 medals credited to him, sometimes certain medals more than once. Then there is another individual right under him, an American also, who has 79 medals. I am sorry but I do not remember his name. Audie was awarded only 44 medals of which 2 were from Belgium, and 3 from France.
Not only were they the most decorated in WW2 BUT all wars since then.Latinos one more medals of honor per capita then any group including caucasins.Latins were second only to the Japanese Americans for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients but exceeded all groups for total medal of honor medals won in battle by percentage.This can be elaborated in the book Among The Valient by Raul Morin
During World War II more than 44,000 Native Americans saw military service. They served on all fronts in the conflict and were honored by receiving numerous Purple Hearts, Air Medals, Distinguished Flying Crosses, Bronze Stars, SilverStars, Distinguished Service Crosses, and three Congressional Medals of Honor. Indian participation in World War II was so extensive that it later became part of American folklore and popular culture.
A total of 464 were distributed during WWII with 266 of them being awarded posthumously.
There is no complete or comprehensive listing of US medals below the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Marine Corps Brevet Medal. Your father's name is not likely to appear on any list you will find on the internet unless he put it there.
Soldier Field was built in 1924, and was originally named Municipal Grant Park Stadium. The name was changed to Soldier Field to honor those who had fought in World War I. In 2003, the stadium re-opened after a major renovation.