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Navy Medicine Medal of Honor Recipients

Established on July 12, 1862, the Medal of Honor is the highest award for gallantry given to U.S. military personnel. From the Boxer Rebellion to Belleau Wood to Iwo Jima and Khe Sanh, 28 of Navy Medicine’s own—dentists, physicians and Hospital Corpsmen— have distinguished themselves beyond the call of duty to earn this award. The following section offers a glimpse of these individuals whose sacrifice and dedication to duty continue to inspire us to this day.

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Robert Henry Stanley

Boxer Rebellion (July 1900)
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William S. Shacklette

USS Bennington Explosion (July 1905)
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Fred Henry McGuire

Moro Uprising, Basilan Island, The Philippines (September 1911)
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​Middleton Stuart Elliott, Jr.

Vera Cruz, Mexican Campaign (April 1914)
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Cary DeVall Langhorne

Vera Cruz, Mexican Campaign (April 1914)
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William Zuiderveld

Vera Cruz, Mexican Campaign (April 1914)
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John Henry Balch

Battle of Vierzy (July 1918)/ Hundred Days Offensive (October 1918)
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Joel Thompson Boone

Battle of Vierzy (July 1918)
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David E. Hayden

Battle of St. Mihiel (September 1918)
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Alexander Gordon Lyle, Jr.

Verdun (April 1918)
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Weedon E. Osborne

Belleau Wood (June 1918)
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Orlando Henderson Petty

Belleau Wood (June 1918)
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Robert Eugene Bush

Okinawa (May 1945)
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William David Halyburton, Jr.

Okinawa (May 1945)
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Fred Faulkner Lester

Okinawa (June 1945)
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Frances Junior Pierce

Iwo Jima (March 1945)
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George Edward Wahlen

Iwo Jima (March 1945)
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Jack Williams

Iwo Jima (March 1945)
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John Harlan Willis

Iwo Jima (February 1945)
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Edward C. Benfold

Battle of Bunker Hill, Korea (September 1952)
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William R. Charette

Battle for Outpost Vegas (March 1953)
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Richard David DeWert

Chunchon, Korea (April 1951)
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Francis C. Hammond

Battle for Outpost Reno (March 1953)
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John E. Kilmer

Battle of Bunker Hill, Korea (August 1952)
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Donald Ballard

Quang Tri (May 1968)
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Wayne Maurice Caron

Quang Nam (July 1968)
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Robert Ingram​

Quang Ngai (March 1966)
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David Robert Ray

Battle of Liberty Bridge (March 1969)