HomageUSA

Phil Bazaar

Seaman Navy Massachusetts, USS Santiago de Cuba Assault on Fort Fisher January 15, 1865 “As one of a boat crew detailed to one of the generals on shore, O.S. Bazaar bravely entered the fort in the assault and accompanied his party in carrying dispatches at the height of the battle. He was 1 of 6 men who entered the fort in the assault from the fleet

Joseph H. De Castro

Corporal Army Company I, 19th Massachusetts Infantry Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3, 1863 Attacked a confederate flag bearer from the 19th Virginia Infantry regiment and captured their flag.

John Ortega

Seaman Navy USS Saratoga USS Saratoga December 1864 Was a member of a landing party who made several raids in August and September 1864 which resulted in the capture of many confederate prisoners and the taking or destruction of substantial quantities of ordnance, ammunition, and supplies. A number of buildings, bridges, and salt works were also destroyed during the expedition

Boxer rebellion

During the Boxer rebellion only one Hispanic American received the Medal of Honor and that was France Silva who earned it for “distinguishing himself for meritorious conduct”.

This with the * indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Name Rank Branch Unit Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference

France Silva

Private Marine Corps USS Newark PekingChina June 28, 1900–August 17, 1900 For distinguishing himself by meritorlous conduct[13]

World War I

Image Name Rank Branch Unit Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man in a formal military uniform, wearing a hat. David B. Barkley* Private Army Company A, 356th Infantry,

89th Division

Near Pouilly, France November 9, 1918 Volunteered to swim a river to gather information on an enemy force. When he was swimming back across the river he got cramps and drowned.[14]

World War II

This with the * indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Branch Rank Unit Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, clean shaven man with dark hair in a military uniform, wearing a hat. Lucian Adams Staff Sergeant Army 30th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division St. Die, France October 1944 “[P]ersonally killed 9 Germans, eliminated 3 enemy machineguns, vanquished a specialized force which was armed with automatic weapons and grenade launchers, cleared the woods of hostile elements, and reopened the severed supply lines to the assault companies of his battalion.”[15]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, clean shaven man with dark hair in a formal military uniform Rudolph B. Davila Staff Sergeant Army Company H, 7th Infantry Artena, Italy May 28, 1944 Risked his life to defeat an attacking force of enemy soldiers.[15]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair in a tan shirt and tie. Marcario Garcia Staff Sergeant Army Company B, 22d Infantry, 4th Infantry Division Near Grosshau, Germany November 27, 1944 “While an acting squad leader, he single-handedly assaulted two enemy machine gun emplacements”[16]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man in a formal military uniform, wearing a hat. Harold Gonsalves* Private First Class Marine Corps 4th Battalion, 15th Marines

6th Marine Division

Ryūkyū Chain, Okinawa April 15, 1945 Sacrificed his life to smother a grenade with his body[16]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, clean shaven man with dark hair in a formal military uniform, wearing a hat. David M. Gonzales* Private First Class Army Company A, 127th Infantry, 32 Infantry Division Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands April 25, 1945 Was killed in action in the Philippines while digging out fellow soldiers who had been buried in a bomb explosion[16]
An older man in a light colored suit straightening the collar of a younger man, seated, wearing a light colored military uniform. Silvestre S. Herrera Private First Class Army Company E, 142d Infantry, 36th Infantry Division Near Mertzwiller, France March 15, 1945 Injured in action while charging an enemy stronghold resulting in the capture of eight enemy soldiers[16]
Jose M. Lopez.jpg Jose M. Lopez Sergeant Army 2d Infantry Division Near Krinkelt, Belgium December 17, 1944 Single-handedly repulsed a German infantry attack, killing at least 100 enemy troops[16]
Joe P. Martinez.jpg Joe P. Martinez* Private Army Company K, 32d Infantry, 7th Infantry Division Attu, Aleutians May 26, 1943 Killed in action while participating in the defeat of enemy forces in a snow covered mountain.[17]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair in a military uniform, wearing a hat. Manuel Perez Jr.* Private First Class Army Company A 511th Parachute Infantry, 11th Airborne Division Fort William McKinley, Luzon, Philippine Islands February 13, 1945 Killed 18 enemy soldiers and that they were in so his company could advance[17]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, clean shaven man in a formal military uniform, wearing a hat. He is smiling broadly. Cleto L. Rodriguez Private Army Company B, 148th Infantry, 37th Division Paco Railroad Station, Manila, Philippine Islands February 9, 1945 With another soldier, who was killed in the action, killed more than 82 Japanese, completely disorganized their defense, and allowed for the enemy to be defeatede[17]
alt=A head and shoulders portrait of a young, clean shaven man with dark hair in a military uniform, wearing a hat. Alejandro R. Ruiz Private First Class Army 165th Infantry, 27th Infantry Division Okinawa April 28, 1945 Risked his life to eliminate an enemy pillbox and kill the 12 enemy soldiers who were occupying it[17]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man in a formal military uniform, wearing a hat. Jose F. Valdez* Private First Class Army Company B, 7th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division Rosenkrantz, France January 25, 1945 [18]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man, wearing a helmet and smiling. Ysmael R. Villegas* Staff Sergeant Army Company F, 127th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands March 20, 1945 [18]

Korean War

This with the * indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Rank Branch Unit Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair. Fernando Luis García* Private First Class Marine Corps Company I

3rd Battalion, 5th Marines

1st Marine Division

Korea September 5, 1952 [19]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair. Edward Gomez* Private First Class Marine Corps Company E

2nd Battalion, 1st Marines

1st Marine Division

Kajon-ni, Korea September 14, 1951 [19]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a military uniform and a hat. Ambrosio Guillen* Staff Sergeant Marine Corps Company F

2nd Battalion, 7th Marines

1st Marine Division

Songuch-on, Korea July 25, 1953 [19]
A head and shoulders portrait of a cleanshaven man, wearing a formal military uniform and a hat. Rodolfo P. Hernandez Corporal Army Company G, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team Near Wontong-ni, Korea May 31, 1951 [19]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a formal military uniform. Baldomero Lopez* First Lieutenant Marine Corps Company A

1st Battalion, 5th Marines

1st Marine Division

Inchon Landing, Korea September 15, 1950 [19]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a formal military uniform and a hat. Benito Martinez* Corporal Army Company A, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Satacri, Korea September 6, 1952 [19]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a formal military uniform and a hat. Eugene Arnold Obregon* Private First Class Marine Corps Company G

3rd Battalion, 5th Marines

1st Marine Division

Battle of Seoul September 26, 1950 [19]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a formal military uniform. Joseph C. Rodriguez Private First Class Army Company F, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Near Munye-ri, Korea May 21, 1951 [19]

Vietnam War

This with the * indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Rank Branch Unit Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a formal military uniform and a hat. John P. Baca Specialist Four Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division Phuoc Long Province February 10, 1970 [20]
Benavidez.jpg Roy P. Benavidez Master Sergeant Army Detachment B-56, 5th Special Forces Loc Ninh, Vietnam May 2, 1968 [20]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man, wearing a formal military uniform and a hat. Emilio A. De La Garza* Lance Corporal Marine Corps Company E

2nd Battalion, 1st Marines

Da Nang April 11, 1970 [20]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man, wearing a formal military uniform and a hat. Ralph E. Dias* Private First Class Marine Corps 1st Battalion, 7th Marines Quang Nam Province November 12, 1969 [20]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, clean shaven man, wearing a green, formal military uniform and a green hat. Daniel Fernandez* Specialist Four Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry (Mechanized) 25th Infantry Division Hau Nghia Province February 18, 1966 [20]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, clean shaven man wearing a helmet covered in camouflage fabric. Alfredo Cantu Gonzalez* Sergeant Marine Corps Company A

1st Battalion, 1st Marines

Hue City February 4, 1968 [20]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man, wearing a formal military uniform and a hat. Jose Francisco Jimenez* Lance Corporal Marine Corps Company K

3rd Battalion, 7th Marines

1st Marine Division

Quang Nam Province August 28, 1969 [20]
alt=A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a formal military uniform and a hat. Miguel Keith* Lance Corporal Marine Corps III Marine Amphibious Force Quang Ngai Province May 8, 1970 [20]
A head and upper body portrait of a young, cleanshaven man wearing a helmet with A09 on the front and a harness over his clothes. He is holding a bundle in his hands. Carlos Lozada* Private First Class Army Company A, 2nd Battalion, 502d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade Dak To November 20, 1967 [20]
A head and upper body portrait of a middle-aged, cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a formal military uniform with many medals on the front. A five-pointed gold star hangs from a blue ribbon around his neck. Alfred V. Rascon Specialist Four Army Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne),

503rd Infantry,173d Airborne Brigade

Republic of Vietnam March 16, 1966 [21]
A head and shoulders portrait of a cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a military uniform. Louis R. Rocco Sergeant First Class Army Advisory Team 162, United States Military Assistance Command Northeast of Katum, Republic of Vietnam May 24, 1970 [21]
Euripides Rubio.jpg Euripides Rubio* Captain Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division Tay Ninh Province November 8, 1966 [21]
A head and torso portrait of a man wearing a helmet and military uniform. Hector Santiago-Colon* Specialist Four Army Company B, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (airmobile) Quang Tri Province June 28, 1968 [21]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a formal military uniform. Elmelindo Rodrigues Smith* Sergeant First Class Army Company C, 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division Republic of Vietnam February 16, 1967 [21]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man, wearing a formal military uniform and a hat. Jay R. Vargas Captain Marine Corps Company G

2nd Battalion, 4th Marines

9th Marine Amphibious Brigade

Dai Do April 30, 1968–May 2, 1968 [21]
A head and shoulders portrait of a young, cleanshaven man with dark hair, wearing a military uniform. He is smiling broadly. Humbert Roque Versace* Captain Army Detachment A-23, 5th Special Forces Group An Xuyen Province October 29, 1963–September 26, 1965 [21]
Maximo Yabes* First Sergeant Army Company A, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division Near Phu Hoa Dong February 26, 1967 [21]

War in Afghanistan

Image Name Rank Branch Unit Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
Leroy A Petry.jpg Leroy Petry Sergeant First Class Army 75th Ranger Regiment Afghanistan May 26, 2008 An enemy threw a grenade at their position which landed 10 meters from them; it detonated, knocked them to the ground, wounded Higgins, and Robinson was further wounded.[22][23] Shortly thereafter the three were joined by SSG James Roberts and SPC Christopher Gathercole. Another grenade was thrown by an enemy which landed a few feet from Higgins and Robinson. Petry, knowing the risk to his life, moved toward the grenade, picked it up, and attempted to throw it in the direction of the enemy.[22][24][23][25]

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