Who was John J. Toffey?

Introduction John James Toffey (01 June 1844 to 13 March 1911) was a United States Union Army officer during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honour. Civil War Serving first as a Private in Company C, 21st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry (a nine-month service regiment) from 28 August 1862 to 19 June… Read More

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Who was William Harvey Carney?

Introduction William Harvey Carney (29 February 1840 to 09 December 1908) was an American soldier during the American Civil War. Born as a slave, he was awarded the Medal of Honour in 1900 for his gallantry in saving the regimental colours (American flag) during the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863. The action for which… Read More

Who was Frank Luke Jr.?

Introduction Frank Luke Jr. (19 May 1897 to 29 September 1918) was an American fighter ace credited with 19 aerial victories, ranking him second among United States Army Air Service (USAAS) pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker during World War I. Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honour and the first USAAS… Read More

Who was Michael P. Murphy?

Introduction Michael Patrick Murphy (07 May 1976 to 28 June 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the US military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honour, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. He was the first member of the United States Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam… Read More

Who was Mervyn S. Bennion?

Introduction Mervyn Sharp Bennion (05 May 1887 to 07 December 1941) was a United States Navy captain who served during World War I and was killed while he was in command of battleship USS West Virginia (BB-48) during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in World War II. He posthumously received the Medal of Honour… Read More

Who was Alexander Bonnyman Jr.?

Introduction Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr. (02 May 1910 to 23 November 1943) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was killed in action on Betio Atoll in the Gilbert Islands during World War II. A combat engineer, he received the Medal of Honour and Purple Heart posthumously for his actions during an important assault… Read More

Who was Steven L. Bennett?

Introduction Steven Logan Bennett (22 April 1946 to 29 June 1972) was a United States Air Force pilot who posthumously received the Medal of Honour for heroism during the Vietnam War on 08 August 1974. Medal of Honour Citation The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously toCAPTAIN… Read More