American Indian Medal of Honor Recipients


Memorial Day is a time to remember those serving in the United States military for their courage, bravery, selflessness and warrior ways. As American Indians serve in the armed forces at the highest per capita rate of ethnicity based on population it’s no wonder some of them have received the military’s highest honor. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the U.S. Armed Services, and is generally presented by the U.S. President. The following 27 recipients are listed by the Department of Defense as American Indian according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Army.

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