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Many of the HERO STORIES, history, citations and other information detailed in this website are, at least for now, available in PRINT or DIGITAL format from AMAZON.COM. The below comprise the nearly 4-dozen  "Home Of Heroes" books currently available.

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Medal of Honor Books

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This series of books contains the citations for ALL Medals of Honor awarded to that branch of service, with brief biographical data and photos of many of the recipients. Some of them also include citations for other awards, analysis of awards, data tables and analysis and more. These are LARGE volumes, each 8 1/2" x 11" and more than 500 pages each. Click on a book to find it on where you can find more details on what is contained in each book, as well as to get a free preview. Each volume is $24.95.

Heroes in the War on Terrorism

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These books contain the citations for nearly all of the awards of the Silve Star and higher to members of each branch of service in the War on Terrorism. Books include photos of most recipients, some biographical data, analysis of awards by rank, unit, date, and more.


With the 5 Medal of Honor volumes above, these compilations comprise a virtual 28-volume ENCYCLOPEDIA of decorated American heroes(15,000 pages)  with award citations, history, tables & analysis, and detailed indexes of ACEs, FLAG OFFICERS, and more. (Click on any book to see it in - $24.95 Each Volume)

United States Army Heroes

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medals
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1873 - 1941 Korea Vietnam 1862 - 1960 RVN - Present

United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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1915 - 1941 WWII Korea - Present WWII

United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
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   World War Two 

USMC Recipients
The Navy Cross

(We believe this listing to be COMPLETE. While there is a remote possibility we have missed someone, particularly a LATE AWARD, in all probability these are the ONLY USMC recipients of the Navy Cross in WWII.)

1,034 Awards

Detailed Chronological List 

 1941   1942   1943   1944   1945 


Date KIA Name Rank Unit Division Battle-Incident
Jan 11 & 15 Pierce, Francis E., Jr. Capt (VMF-212) Air Mission
Jan 15-17 Currin, Ralph H. Capt 3/8 2d Guadalcanal
Jan 20 KIA LaPrade, Robert M. 2LT 2d Guadalcanal
Jan 20 Dunn, James, Jr. Pfc 3/6 2d Guadalcanal
Jan 22 KIA Jones, John W. Pvt 6 2d Guadalcanal
Jan 22 Black, William E. Pvt L/3/6 Guadalcanal
Feb-Sep Crowe, William E. Capt (VMF-124) Air Mission
Feb 23 Schrier, Harold George 1LT E/2/28 5th Iwo Jima
Jul 5-Aug 29 1st Award (2NCs WWII)
Liversedge, Harry Bluett
Col 1st Raider Reg. New Georgia
Jul 15 KIA Powell, Ernest A. 1LT (VMF-122) Air Mission
Jul 15-Sep 1 Jensen, Alvin J. 2LT (VMF-214) Air Mission
Jul 17 Rothschild, Maier J. Cpl 9th Defense Bn. New Georgia
Jul 17 KIA Wantuck, John J. Pvt 9th Defense Bn. New Georgia
Sep 5-Oct 14 Thomas, Wilbur J. 1LT (VMF-213) Air Mission
Sep 12-Oct 22 Magee, Christopher L. 1LT (VMF-214) Air Mission
Sep 18 Cupp, James N. Capt (VMF-213) Air Mission
Oct 28-Nov 3 Krulak, Victor H. LTC 2/1st Parachute Choiseul Island
Nov 1 & 7 Warner, Gordon Capt B/3 3d Bougainville
Nov 1 Broderick, John C. Pfc C/2d Raider Bougainville
Nov 1 Koll, Daniel Pfc Weapons/3 3d Bougainville
Nov 1 Mason, Leonard Maurice Maj 1/3 3d Bougainville
Nov 1 Wilson, William W., Jr. P/Sgt 3d Bougainville
Nov 1 Ragland, Maurice A. Pfc D/1/3 3d Bougainville
Nov 1 KIA Riegel, James E. Pvt 2d Raider Bougainville
Nov 1 KIA McCaffery, Joseph P. LTC 2d Raider Bougainville
Nov 1 Murphy, Francis J. Sgt 3d Puruata Island
Nov 1 Cammack, Osborn Pfc 3d Raider Puruata Island
Nov 1 Van Orden, George O. LTC 3 3d Solomon Islands
Nov 1-27 Turnage, Allen H. MajGen 3d Bougainville
Nov 7 KIA Walker, Gordon K. Pfc 3d Bougainville
Nov 9 KIA Dierker, Stanley Pfc M/3/2d Raider Bougainville
Nov 9 Beans, Fred D. LTC 3d Raider Bougainville
Nov 9 Sabini, John A. 1LT F/2d Raider 1st Amphib. Corps Bougainville
Nov 9 Quirk, Brain J. Cpl 3d Raider Bougainville
Nov 9-Dec 21 KIA 1st Award (2NCs WWII)
Shoemaker, William G.
1LT 1/21 3d Bougainville
Nov 12 & 13 KIA Johnson, Donald W. Cpl 1/12 3d Bougainville
Nov 18-Mar 19, 1944 Stapp, Donald H. Maj (VMF-222) Air Mission
Nov 18-26 2d Award (NC Nicaragua)
McHenry, George W.
Col 3 3d Bougainville
Nov 18-26 Powers, Charles R. Sgt Bougainville
Nov 20 & 21 Gross, John M. Pfc 2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 KIA Tomlinson, Mark 2LT 1/8 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 KIA Paredes, Osbaldo Rivera Cpl 2/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Close, Richard L. Cpl G/2/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Tobey, James W. Pvt 2d Tank 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 KIA Luther, Hubert C. Cpl 3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 KIA Hofmann, Wilbur E, Jr. 1LT 3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Smith, George Oliver Pfc C/1/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Bray, William T. Capt A/1/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Toler, Robert C. Sgt 1/18 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Burgess, Wilbur McC. 1Sgt A/1/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Spillane, John J. Cpl A/2d Anti-Tank 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Burke, Phillip Ray Cpl A/1/18 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 KIA Dimon, Emmett L. Sgt 3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 KIA Simpson, Robert E. Sgt 3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Marsolo, Ettore J. Pfc K/3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 KIA Thaxton, J. D. Pfc 3/8 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Godwin, Edward R. Sgt E/2/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Johnsmiller, Robert W. Cpl I/3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Barr, Joseph James 2LT F/2/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Ivary, Toivo Henry 2LT G/2/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 Witkowski, Henry J. Cpl H/2/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20 KIA Johnson, Roy W. Sgt I/3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20, 21 & 22 Crowe, Henry P. Maj 2/8 2d Tarawa
Nov 20-21 KIA Wiehardt, Vincent H. Sgt 1/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20-21 KIA Schulte, Joseph O. B. 1LT 3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20-23 Lawrence, Henry G., Jr. Maj 2d Anti-Tank 2d Tarawa
Nov 20-24 Chamberlin, William C. Maj 2/8 2d Tarawa
Nov 20-24 Ryan, Michael Patrick Maj L/3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20-24 Williams, Maxie R. Capt B/1/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 20-24 Crotts, Herbert Doug Cpl 2d Tank 2d Tarawa
Nov 20-24 Goldman, James F. Pfc I/3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 21 Hill, Eugene L. Sgt I/3/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 21 Sanders, William H., II 1LT D/1/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 21 Fieguth, Walter P/Sgt B/2d Tank 2d Tarawa
Nov 21 KIA Brown, Kenneth Lyndon Capt Artillery 2d Tarawa
Nov 21 Petrie, Clarence E. Sgt D/1/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 22 Beck, James R. Pvt K/3/3 3d Bougainville
Nov 22 KIA Fricks, Hugh Dorian 2LT 1/6 2d Tarawa
Nov 22 KIA Stambaugh, Jack R. Pvt B/1/6 2d Tarawa
Nov 22 KIA Slaughter, Orvan S. 1Sgt 2/2 2d Tarawa
Nov 22 Durfee, Charles R. Capt Tarawa
Nov 23 Broeker, Orville E.W. Cpl L/3/6 2d Tarawa
Nov 24 KIA Turnbull, Robert B. Capt L/3/3 3d Bougainville
Nov 24 KIA Logan, John R., Jr. Cpl 3/3 3d Bougainville
Nov 24 Torian, Paul T. Capt K/3/3 3d Bougainville
Nov 25 KIA Rich, Gerald M. Cpl A/1/9 3d Bougainville
Nov 27 Simonson, Harvey L. Pfc E/2/6 2d Tarawa
Nov 27 KIA Gerst, James L. Sgt 3/10 2d Tarawa
Nov 27 KIA Katsulis, Demosthenes V. Pfc 2/6 2d Tarawa
Nov 29 Mentch, Charles E. Sgt M/3d Raider Bougainville
Dec 21 Hansen, Paul L. Pfc 1st Amphib 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 26 KIA Terzi, Joseph Anthony Capt K/3/1 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 26 KIA Oswald, Robert J., Jr. Sgt 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 26 KIA Wilheit, Philip Arthur Capt 3/1 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 26 KIA Hansen, Leslie E. Pfc 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 26-Jan 16, 1944 Frisbie, Julian N. Col 7 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 26-Jan 19, 1944 4th (2NCs Nic., 2NCs WWII, NC/DSC Korea)
Puller, Lewis B.
LTC 7 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 26-28 Adams, Frederick Louis Sgt 3/1 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 26-31 Hankins, Joseph F. LTC 3/1 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 27 Grove, Robert Woodrow Cpl I/2/7 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 28 KIA DiCristofaro, Anthony Sgt 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 28 KIA Louth, Harold Lewis Pfc 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 28-30 Conron, Carl Edward, Jr. Capt I/3/1 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 29 Hemenway, Charles W. Pfc 2/7 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 30 KIA Gray, Steven Thomas Pvt F/2/5 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 30 Jones, Robert Earl Pvt F/2/5 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 30 Stankus, Henry Walter 1LT F/2/5 1st Cape Gloucester
Dec 30 KIA Secrest, Langdon R. Cpl G/2/1 1st New Britain
Dec 30 Reynolds, Harold P. Pfc G/2/1 1st New Britain
Dec 30 Paulos, Jim J. 2LT G/2/1 1st New Britain
Dec 30 Guilano, Guiseppe, Jr. G/Sgt H/2/1 1st New Britain


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