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This page contains a list of American military personnel who have received the United States Army's Soldier's Medal. The Soldier's Medal is presented to "any person of the Armed Forces of the United States or of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself or herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.".[1]

Since the Soldier's medal was established it has been received by approximately 18, 500 soldiers.[2]

Soldier's Medal

World War II

Image Name Service Rank[n 1] Place of action Date of action Comments
Marty Allen (comedian).jpg Allen, MartyMarty Allen Army Air Corps Italy Risked his life to save others during when a fire broke out while a plane was being fueled[n 2]
Bank, AaronAaron Bank Army Indochina For searching for Japanese POW Camps around the Vientiane-Laos area.[3]
Chilson, LlewellynLlewellyn Chilson Army WWII[n 2]
Corley, John T.John T. Corley Army Major Faid, Tunisia 6 December 1942 Attempted to smother two fires near an ammunition dump without regard for his own life.[4]
Genian, CarlCarl Genian Army Air Forces First Lieutenant Aboard his aircraft 1944 Upon discovering three 100-pound bombs failed to release from his aircraft, he risked his own life by lowering himself into the plane's bomb bay and manually jettisoned the bombs.[5]
Grady, EdEd Grady Army Air Forces World War II [n 2]
David E Grange.png Grange, Jr., David E.David E. Grange, Jr. Received for WWII or Korea[n 2]
Edith Greenwood.jpg Greenwood, Edith EllenEdith Ellen Greenwood Army Nurse Corps Lieutenant near Yuma, Arizona. April 17, 1943 First female recipient of the Soldier's Medal. Risked her life to save 15 patients from a fire after a stove exploded in the hospital she was working at.[6][7][8]
Kerner, Jr., OttoOtto Kerner, Jr. [n 2]
Bob Hoover Photo D Ramey Logan.jpg Hoover, BobBob Hoover Air Force First Lieutenant World War II Possibly received for WWII[9]
MacGillivary, Charles A.Charles A. MacGillivary Army Also received the Medal of Honor[n 2]
Mucci, HenryHenry Mucci Army Major World War II 7 March 1943 Risked his life to save a drowning soldier[10]
Novack, PeterPeter Novack Army Air Corps Possibly WWII[n 2]
Peregory, Frank D.Frank D. Peregory Army Technical Sergeant World War II Also received the Medal of Honor[11]
Singlaub, John K.John K. Singlaub Army Major General World War II [12]

Korea

Image Name Service Rank[n 1] Place of action Date of action Comments
Van Autreve, Leon L.Leon L. Van Autreve Army Possibly for Vietnam when he was the Sergeant Major of the Army[13]
Buckley, William F.William F. Buckley Army [14]
Leming, ReisReis Leming Air Force during Korean War[n 2]
Meyer, Leo J.Leo J. Meyer Army Korea 1951 [n 2]
Rawlings, Edwin W.Edwin W. Rawlings Air Force Post-Korea 1954 For risking his life to rescue his pilot who was lying underneath their burning B-17 Flying Fortress after landing at Wright-Patterson.[n 2]

Vietnam

Image Name Service Rank[n 1] Place of action Date of action Comments
Andreotta, GlennGlenn Andreotta Army Specialist Fourth Class My Lai, Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam 16 March 1968 Risked his life to rescue Vietnamese civilians who were being killed by American forces in the My Lai Massacre.[15]
Rep. Leonard Boswell.jpg Boswell, LeonardLeonard Boswell Army [n 2]
Bondsteel, James LeroyJames Leroy Bondsteel Army Vietnam War Also received the Medal of Honor for actions in Vietnam[n 2]
Brooks ac.jpg Brooks, AllisonAllison Brooks Air Force Possibly Vietnam[16]
Brown, Wesley R.Wesley R. Brown Army [n 2]
Cleland.jpg Cleland, MaxMax Cleland Army [n 2]
Colburn, LawrenceLawrence Colburn Army Specialist Fourth Class My Lai, Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam 16 March 1968 Risked his life to rescue Vietnamese civilians who were being killed by American forces in the My Lai Massacre.[17]
Davanay, DavidDavid Davanay Army Vietnam War [n 2]
GEN Downing, Wayne A.jpg Downing, Wayne A.Wayne A. Downing Army Major Vietnam War [18]
Galvin, JohnJohn Galvin Army Lieutenant Colonel Vietnam War 1969 to 1970 For heroism during the Vietnam War not involving combat[19]
Gober sm.jpg Gober, Hershel W.Hershel W. Gober Army [n 2]
LtGen John F Goodman.jpg Goodman, John F.John F. Goodman Army Vietnam [n 2]
Gritz, BoBo Gritz Army Possibly Vietnam War[n 2]
William Hartzog.JPEG Hartzog, William W.William W. Hartzog Army Vietnam War [20]
Hayden, MikeMike Hayden Army [n 2]
GEN Colin Powell.JPG Powell, ColinColin Powell Army Major Vietnam War 16 November 1968 Risked his life to save several wounded crewman from a crashed aircraft.[21]
Peacock, DougDoug Peacock Army [n 2]
Smith, JerryJerry Smith Army Vietnam War [n 2]
GEN Starry Donn Albert TRADOC.JPG Starry, Donn A.Donn A. Starry Army Cambodia 5 May 1970 Pushed Frederick M. Franks out of the way of a North Vietnamese grenade[n 2]
Hugh Tompson Jr.jpg Thompson, HughHugh Thompson Army Warrant Officer 1 Vietnam War 16 March 1968 Risked his own life by positioning himself between American forces and fleeing Vietnamese civilians during the My Lai massacre[22]
Alfred Valenzuela.jpg Valenzuela, AlfredAlfred Valenzuela Army Vietnam or other[n 2]

September 11 attack on the Pentagon

In 2001, the U.S. Army awarded 28 Soldier's Medals to personnel who risked their own lives to assist their comrades in the wake of the September 11 attack on the Pentagon.[23]

Image Name[23] Rank[n 1] Comments
Anderson, PaulPaul Anderson Lieutenant Colonel [24]
Badami, VictorVictor Badami Major [25]
Barrett, GeraldGerald Barrett Colonel [26]
Braman, ChristopherChristopher Braman Staff Sergeant [27]
Cleary III, ThomasThomas Cleary III Lieutenant Colonel [28]
Correa, VictorVictor Correa Lieutenant Colonel [29][30]
Cox, KennyKenny Cox Lieutenant Colonel [31]
Cruz-Cortes, RoxaneRoxane Cruz-Cortes Sergeant [32]
Davies, JohnJohn Davies Colonel [33]
Erckenback, AdrianAdrian Erckenback Lieutenant Colonel After terrorists hijacked an airliner and crashed it into the Pentagon, he risked his life to pull people out of the impact area that were killed or had been injured by the explosion.[34]
Grote, JohnJohn Grote Major [35][36]
Grunewald, RobertRobert Grunewald Lieutenant Colonel [37][38]
Heggood, PaulPaul Heggood Chief Warrant Officer 5 [39]
Kerzie, MichaelMichael Kerzie Major [40]
Knoblauch Jr., KarlKarl Knoblauch Jr. Colonel [41]
Lamm’e, JohnJohn Lamm’e Captain [42]
McKinnon, WilliamWilliam McKinnon Lieutenant Colonel [43]
McNair, PhilipPhilip McNair Colonel [44][45]
Morehead, EdwinEdwin Morehead Colonel [46]
Oliver, DarrellDarrell Oliver Captain [47]
Petrovich, MichaelMichael Petrovich Specialist Four [48]
Pummill, DannyDanny Pummill Lieutenant Colonel [49]
Richardson, DavidDavid Richardson Major [50]
Rose, TonyTony Rose Sergeant Major [51]
Rosenberg, MatthewMatthew Rosenberg Sergeant [52]
Tennis, PatrickPatrick Tennis Major [53]
Wallace, RoyRoy Wallace Colonel [54]
Wills, MarilynMarilyn Wills Lieutenant Colonel [55]
George Zahaczewsky Colonel

Peacetime

Image Name Service Rank[n 1] Place of action Date of action Comments
Clift Andrus.jpg Andrus, CliftClift Andrus Army Major Mokuleia, Oahu Territory of Hawaii 21 April 1933 Risked his life to rescue a soldier after their boat capsized[56]
Theodore Leslie Futch.jpg Futch, Theodore LeslieTheodore Leslie Futch Army Captain Mokuleia, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii 21 April 1933 Risked his life to rescue a soldier who's boat had capsized in rough seas[57]
Gedeon, ElmerElmer Gedeon Army Air Corps First Lieutenant near Raleigh, North Carolina 9 August 1942 Although himself injured in the crash he risked his life to rescue another soldier from their crashed B-25.[58][59][60]
Grevemberg, FrancisFrancis Grevemberg Army Second Lieutenant Chesapeake Bay 21 May 1941 Risked his life to rescue 2 men from drowning.[61]
Matheny, William A.William A. Matheny Army Air Corps Second Lieutenant Managua, Nicaragua 30 August 1929 Although both were drenched in airplane fuel he risked his life by running through flames to rescue a fellow crewmember.[62]
Walter K Wilson.jpg Wilson, Jr., Walter K.Walter K. Wilson, Jr. Army Second Lieutenant Fort Benning, Georgia 9 - 10 May 1932 When another soldier was bitten by a rattlesnake he and another officer removed the poison from the wound because medical attention wasn't available[63]

Iraq and Afghanistan

Image Name Service Rank[n 1] Place of action Date of action Comments

Other recipients or need to be verified

Image Name Service Rank[n 1] Place of action Date of action Comments
Batomalaque, Antonio M.Antonio M. Batomalaque The Philippines MINUSTAH, posthumously awarded[64]
Bertrand, PatrickPatrick Bertrand Army Specialist Four FOB Marez, Mosul, Iraq [n 2]
Yorio, JosephJoseph Yorio Army 1LT Ft. Drum, NY Rescued two people who were trapped in a burning vehicle after a multiple car crash

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Reflects rank at time of action
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 [citation needed] to verify Soldier's medal

References

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  50. "David Richardson". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=99134. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
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  56. "Clift Andrus". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=6015. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
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  62. "William A. Matheny". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=30285. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  63. "Walter Wilson". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=30482. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  64. Balao, Colonel Dante D and Annanette B Cruz-Salazar. [1] Quezon City, The Philippines: Armed Forces of the Philippines. 2008.

65. Zahaczewsky, George. Soldier's Medal Award Citation.

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