Home of Heroes is a military history reference site used by thousands of visitors every day to research military medals, award recipient bios, real heroes stories, and military history. Here you will find detailed information regarding the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Heroes Stories, Military Medals and Awards, Wars and History, and the American Flag. Many visitors find our Medal of Honor Interesting Facts page to be full of valuable information.
Home of Heroes is being continuously updated to improve the online experience for our visitors. Recipients will be added in periodic updates when additional citations are received and confirmed. Are we missing a military award recipient? Send us a message and we will promptly add them to our database!
Medal of Honor
There are over 3,519 Medal of Honor recipients in our database.
You can search this database by name, state, branch of service, or conflict.
The Service Cross
There are 3 branches of distinction: Army, Navy, Air Force. Search the Home of Heroes database by war and conflict or name.
The Silver Star Medal is the United States' third highest award exclusively for combat valor in all branches of service.
The Flag of Freedom
This popular section on Home of Heroes describes the proper protocol for displaying and honoring the American Flag, as well as the evolution of the Pledge of Allegiance.
This is our collection of stories compiled by the former Home of Heroes administrator, Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor.
Military Awards and Medals
This is a pictorial collection of military medals and awards. Each branch of service has seven levels of medals and awards, known as the Pyramid of Honor.
Search Major Military Award Recipients
This index lists the names, branch of service, conflict, and more than 120,000 major awards presented to members of the U.S. Military, U.S. Civilians, and foreign allies.
At this time, our index is up-to-date, additions and updates to this list may occur from time-to-time. Click the button below to view or download the PDF document.
Celebrate Medal of Honor Day in March
The United States Congress has designated March 25th as National Medal of Honor Day, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. (Public Law 101-564)
The date of March 25th holds great significance with the Medal of Honor. Because on March 25, 1863, the first Medals of Honor were presented to six members of Andrews' Raiders.