of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
LINDBERGH, CHARLES A.
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve. Place
and date: From New York City to Paris, France, 20-21 May 1927. Entered service at:
Little Falls, Minn. Born: 4 February 1902, Detroit, Mich. G.O. No.: 5,
W.D., 1928; Act of Congress 14 December 1927.
For displaying heroic courage and skill as a navigator, at the
risk of his life, by his nonstop flight in his airplane, the "Spirit of St.
Louis," from New York City to Paris, France, 20-21 May 1927, by which Capt. Lindbergh
not only achieved the greatest individual triumph of any American citizen but demonstrated
that travel across the ocean by aircraft was possible.