US. Marines Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War
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 James Anderson, Jr.*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Near Cam Lo, Republic of Vietnam
February 28, 1967For covering an enemy grenade with his body to protect fellow Marines



 Richard A. Anderson*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
August 24, 1969For covering an enemy grenade with his body to protect fellow Marines on a recon mission



 Oscar P. Austin*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
west of Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam
February 23, 1969Threw himself between enemy fire and an injured fellow Marine



 Jedh C. Barker*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
near Con Thien, Republic of Vietnam
September 21, 1967Threw himself on a grenade to save fellow Marines



 Harvey C. Barnum, Jr.
Marine Corps
First Lieutenant
Ky Phu, Quang Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam
December 18, 1965Assumed command of a rifle company upon death of the commander in an ambush, directed the counterattack



 John P. Bobo*
Marine Corps
Second Lieutenant
Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
March 30, 1967Held his position in the face of enemy ambush despite having his lower leg blown off allowing the remainder of his outnumbered unit to move to safety



 Daniel D. Bruce*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Fire Support Base Tomahawk, Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
March 1, 1969Carried an explosive device away from three other Marines



 Robert C. Burke*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
southern Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
May 17, 1968After his unit was ambushed, he assaulted the enemy forces, allowing the remainder of the unit to recover wounded and continue their advance



 Bruce W. Carter*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
August 7, 1969Sacrificed his life to save several Marines by smothering a grenade with his body



 Raymond M. Clausen, Jr.
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Republic of Vietnam
January 31, 1970Risked his life to rescue several Marines and corpsman from a minefield



 Ronald L. Coker*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
March 24, 1969For assaulting an enemy position and aiding a fallen Marine despite severe wounds to himself



 Peter S. Connor*
Marine Corps
Staff Sergeant
Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
February 25, 1966For absorbing the blast of a malfunctioning grenade in order to protect his fellow Marines



 Donald G. Cook*
Marine Corps
Captain
Republic of Vietnam
December 31, 1964 – December 8, 1967For assisting fellow prisoners while a prisoner of war



 Thomas E. Creek*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
near Cam Lộ, Republic of Vietnam
February 13, 1969Sacrificed his life to save five Marines by smothering a grenade with his body



 Rodney M. Davis*
Marine Corps
Sergeant
Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
September 6, 1967Sacrificed his life to save several of his fellow Marines by smothering a grenade with his body



 Emilio A. De La Garza, Jr.*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
near Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam
April 11, 1970Sacrificed his life and saved several Marines by blocking them from the blast of a grenade



 Ralph E. Dias*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Quế Sơn Mountains, Republic of Vietnam
November 12, 1969Although severely wounded multiple times by enemy fire he continued to throw grenades at an enemy bunker until it was destroyed and he was killed by enemy gunfire.



 Douglas E. Dickey*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Republic of Vietnam
March 26, 1967Sacrificed his life to save several fellow Marines by diving on a grenade and absorbing the explosion with his body



 Paul H. Foster*
Marine Corps
Sergeant
near Con Thien, Republic of Vietnam
October 14, 1967Sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body



 Wesley L. Fox
Marine Corps
First Lieutenant
Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
February 22, 1969Although wounded he directed fire on the enemy and led his platoon to drive the enemy back



 Alfredo C. Gonzalez*
Marine Corps
Sergeant
near Thua Thien, Republic of Vietnam
February 4, 1968Although seriously wounded he destroyed an enemy bunker and fought back an enemy attack until he was killed


 James A. Graham*
Marine Corps
Captain
Republic of Vietnam
June 2, 1967After fighting off the enemy he sacrificed his life allowing the rest of his company to return to friendly lines while he remained alone with an injured soldier who could not be moved due to his wounds.


 Terrence C. Graves*
Marine Corps
Second Lieutenant
Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
February 16, 1968For courageous leadership on an eight man Marine recon patrol


 Jimmie E. Howard
Marine Corps
Staff Sergeant
Republic of Vietnam
June 16, 1966Repeateadly repulsed enemy attacks and although severely wounded was able maintain control of his unit until help 


 James D. Howe*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Republic of Vietnam
May 6, 1970For smothering a grenade blast with his body to protect those around him


 Robert H. Jenkins, Jr.*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Fire Support Base Argonne, Republic of Vietnam
March 5, 1969For using his body to shield a fellow Marine from a grenade blast


 Jose F. Jimenez*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
August 28, 1969Killed while attacking a group of enemy soldiers


 Ralph H. Johnson*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
near the Quan Duc Valley, Republic of Vietnam
March 5, 1968For smothering a grenade blast with his body to protect those around him


 Miguel Keith*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Quảng Ngãi Province, Republic of Vietnam
May 8, 1970Sacrificed his life to single-handedly eliminate a group of enemy soldiers


 Allan J. Kellogg
Marine Corps
Staff Sergeant
Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
March 11, 1970For smothering a grenade blast with his body to protect those around him


 Howard V. Lee
Marine Corps
Captain
near Cam Lo, Republic of Vietnam
August 8, 1966 – August 9, 1966Volunteered to reinforce squad of Marines who were under heavy fire. He assumed command and directed the defense of their position and despite being wounded by a grenade, he continued to direct them, saving many lives.


 James E. Livingston
Marine Corps
Captain
Dai Do, Republic of Vietnam
May 2, 1968Although twice painfully wounded by grenade fragments, he refused medical treatment and courageously led his men in the destruction of over 100 mutually supporting bunkers, driving the remaining enemy from their positions, and relieving the pressure on the stranded Marine company. Also while wounded and in the open, continued to give orders to his troops to repel the enemy. He refused to be evacuated until his men were safe.

 Gary W. Martini*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Binh Son, Republic of Vietnam
April 21, 1967Sacrificed his life to move a wounded comrade to safety


 Larry L. Maxam*
Marine Corps
Corporal
Cam Lộ District, Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
February 2, 1968Sacrificed his life to single-handedly repel a large enemy force from attacking through a weakened perimeter for over 1½ hours.


 John J. McGinty III
Marine Corps
Staff Sergeant
Republic of Vietnam
July 18, 1966Found a separated unit of twenty wounded men, reloaded their weapons and directed their fire at the enemy until they attempted a counter-attack. He then directed fire at the enemy and although wounded adjusted artillery and air strikes within fifty yards of his position until the enemy had been repelled.


 Robert J. Modrzejewski
Marine Corps
Captain
Republic of Vietnam
July 15, 1966 – July 18, 1966Led his men in the seizure of enemy ammunition and supplies and continued to counterattack the enemy using artillery fire and air support.


 William D. Morgan*
Marine Corps
Corporal
Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
February 25, 1969For creating a diversion at the expense of his own life and providing his squad time to evacuate two wounded soldiers


 Melvin E. Newlin*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
July 4, 1967Killed while single-handedly attacking an enemy force breaking up and disorganizing the enemy


 Thomas P. Noonan, Jr.*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
near Vandergrift Combat Base, A Shau Valley, Republic of Vietnam
February 5, 1969Killed while attempting to rescue a wounded man


 Robert E. O'Malley
Marine Corps
Corporal
near An Cu'ong 2, South Vietnam
August 18, 1965Risked his life and led his men to repeatedly attack the enemy, assist another Marine unit that had inflicted heavy casualties and led his unit to a 


 Joe C. Paul*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
near Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam
August 18, 1965Killed while defending his wounded comrades from the enemy and delivered effective suppressive fire in order to divert the Viet Cong long enough to allow the casualties to be evacuated.


 William T. Perkins, Jr.*
Marine Corps
Corporal
Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
October 12, 1967Sacrificed himself by smothering an enemy grenade with his body to save the lives of three fellow Marines and is the only combat photographer to have received the Medal of Honor.


 Lawrence D. Peters*
Marine Corps
Sergeant
Quang Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam
September 4, 1967After being struck by enemy mortar, machine gun, and small arms fire he continuously fought and led his men against the enemy until dying from his wounds.


 Jimmy W. Phipps*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
near An Hoa, Republic of Vietnam
May 27, 1969Sacrificed himself to save others by smothering an enemy grenade with his body


 Richard A. Pittman
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
near the Demilitarized Zone, Republic of Vietnam
July 24, 1966Risked his life to assist a group of Marines who had been attacked by a larger enemy force


 Stephen W. Pless
Marine Corps
Captain
near Quang Nai, Republic of Vietnam
August 19, 1967For rescuing a group of surrounded American troops with his helicopter


 William R. Prom*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
near An Hoa, Republic of Vietnam
February 9, 1969Sacrificed his life to direct fire at the enemy at point blank range


 Frank S. Reasoner*
Marine Corps
First Lieutenant
near Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam
July 12, 1965For attempting to rescue one of his wounded men on a Marine recon patrol


 Walter K. Singleton*
Marine Corps
Sergeant
Gio Linh District, Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
March 24, 1967Killed in an attack were he killed eight of the enemy and drove the remainder away


 Larry E. Smedley*
Marine Corps
Corporal
Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
December 21, 1967Assaulted the enemy with grenades and rifle fire until dying from his wounds


 Karl G. Taylor, Sr.*
Marine Corps
Staff Sergeant
Republic of Vietnam
December 8, 1968Sacrificed his life to save the lives of several Marines by taking out an enemy bunker


 Jay R. Vargas
Marine Corps
Captain
Dai Do, Republic of Vietnam
April 30, 1968 – May 2, 1968Vargas requested that his mother's name, M. Sando Vargas, Jr., be engraved on the medal and added to the rolls


 Lester W. Weber*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
February 23, 1969After fighting back four enemy soldiers and causing 11 others to retreat was killed by a fifth enemy soldier


 Roy M. Wheat*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Republic of Vietnam
August 11, 1967Sacrificed his life by smothering a mine with his body


 Dewayne T. Williams*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
September 18, 1968Sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body


 Alfred M. Wilson*
Marine Corps
Private First Class
Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam
March 3, 1969Sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body


 Kenneth L. Worley*
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Bo Ban, Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
August 12, 1968Sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body




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