Medal of Honor - Navy/Marine Corps (MoH)

This decoration was instituted by Congress in December 1861 for the Navy. Eligible are officers and enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps and the decoration is awarded for 'bravery in action involving actual conflict with the enemy' and then only to those who distinguish themselves conspiciously. In wartime, when the Coast Guard serves with the Navy, its members are also eligible for this decoration, as well as for any other Naval Decoration.
There have been many changes in design since the institution of the decoration but from August 1942 onwards, the Navy reverted to the original pattern authorized in 1861. It now consists of a five-pointed bronze star tipped with trefoils, each ray with sprays of laurel and oak. In the centre of the star is the head of Minerva, surrounded by a circle of 34 stars, representing the number of States in 1862. The medal hangs from its ribbon by an anchor.
In the event of a second award, a gold star is worn on the ribbon. The ribbon is the same as for the Army.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Wahlen, George Edward08-08-192405-06-2009more 
Walsh, Kenneth Ambrose24-11-191630-07-1998more 
Walsh, William Gary07-04-192227-02-1945 
Ward, James Richard10-09-192107-12-1941 
Watson, Wilson Douglas "Jimmy"18-02-192119-12-1994 
Wilkinson, Theodore Stark "Ping"22-12-188821-02-1946more 
Williams, Hershel Woodrow "Woody"02-10-1923  
Williams, Jack18-10-192403-03-1945 
Willis, John Harlan10-06-192128-02-1945 
Wilson, Louis Hugh, Jr.11-02-192021-06-2005more 
Wilson, Robert Lee24-05-192104-08-1944more 
Witek, Frank Peter01-12-192103-08-1944more