Vietnam - Medal of Honor Recipients

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Note:  Only those MOH Recipients that received their medals as a result of aerial flight are mentioned here.  Other sites carry complete listings of all the brave service members that received our nations highest award.  


Air Force Recipients of the Medal of Honor


Recipient Date of Event Date Presented the MOH
Major Bernard F. Fisher March 10, 1966 March 19, 1967
Capt Hilliard A. Wilbanks Feb 24, 1967 Posthumously Award Jan 24, 1968
Capt Merlyn H. Dethlefsen March 10, 1967 February 1, 1968
Major Leo K. Thorsness April 19 ,1967 October 15, 1973
Capt Gerald O. Young November 8, 1967 May 14, 1968
Lt Col Joe M. Jackson May 12, 1968 January 16, 1969
Lt Col William A. Jones Sept 1, 1968 Died in a  unrelated aircraft accident sometime before the presentation.  Presented to his widow August 6, 1970.
1Lt James P. Fleming November 26, 1968 May 14, 1970
AIC John L. Levitow Feb 24, 1969 May 14, 1970
Capt Steven L. Bennett June 29 , 1972 Posthumously Award Aug 8, 1974
Major George E. Day Aug 26, 1967 March 4, 1976
Capt Lance P. Sijan Nov 9, 1967 Posthumously Award Mar 4, 1976
AIC William H. Pitsenberger April 11, 1966 Posthumously Award Dec 8, 2000

Navy Recipients of the Medal of Honor


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