United States Military Awards and Decorations

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US Military Records
Record Types

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Information on the issuance or replacement of 20th Century military service medals, decorations and awards from the National Archives is available on their Military Awards and Decorations page.

Medal of Honor[edit | edit source]

Sketches of soldiers who received the Medal of Honor are available in[edit | edit source]

  • War Department Awards of Medal of Honor. General Order No. 59, May 3, 1919. FamilySearch Digital Book
  • The U.S. Army Center of Military History lists Medal of Honor Recipients from the above publication online. The site also lists Medal of Honor recipients from 1979-2008.

Purple Heart[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Awards and Decorations by Conflict[edit | edit source]

Colonial Wars, 1607 to 1763[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783[edit | edit source]

War of 1812, 1812 to 1815[edit | edit source]

Mexican War, 1846 to 1848[edit | edit source]

Civil War, 1861 to 1865[edit | edit source]

Indian Wars, 1780's-1890's[edit | edit source]

Spanish-American War, 1898[edit | edit source]

Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902[edit | edit source]

World War I, 1917 to 1918[edit | edit source]

World War II, 1941 to 1945[edit | edit source]

Korean War, 1950 to 1953[edit | edit source]

Vietnam War, 1964 to 1972[edit | edit source]

Awards by Service Branch[edit | edit source]

Air Force