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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
Bailey, Kenneth Dillon21-10-191027-09-1942 
Balch, John Henry02-01-189615-10-1980more 
Basilone, John "Manila John"04-11-191619-02-1945more 
Bauer, Harold William "Indian Joe" (USMC)20-11-190814-11-1942more 
Bausell, Lewis Kenneth17-04-192415-09-1944 
Bennion, Mervyn Sharp05-05-188707-12-1941more 
Berry, Charles Joseph10-07-192303-03-1945more 
Bigelow, Elmer Charles12-07-192015-02-1945 
Bonnyman, Alexander Jr. "Sandy"02-05-191022-11-1943 
Bordelon, William James25-12-192020-11-1943 
Boyington, Gregory "Pappy"04-12-191211-01-1988more 
Bulkeley, John Duncan19-08-191106-04-1996more 
Bush, Richard Earl23-12-192307-06-2004 
Bush, Robert Eugene04-10-192608-11-2005