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.
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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.