Medal of Honor Recipients 20182019-03-01T12:26:49-05:00

Medal of Honor Recipients

The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, bestowed for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. These veterans and service members’ actions bring veterans and service members into the forefront of the national conscious, and we are thankful for them.

John Canley, Sergeant Major, Marine Corps (Vietnam)

President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to Retired U.S. Marine Sergeant Major John L. Canley, for actions during the Vietnam War, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C, on October 17. SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Sergeant Major John Canley was awarded the Medal of Honor in October of 2017 by President Trump for his actions during the battle of Hue in 1968. After his company commander was wounded in battle while defending a convoy, Canley assumed command and led the convoy to safety.

Ronald Shurer II, Army Special Forces Medic (Afghanistan)

President Trump awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer for helping save several comrades during an intense firefight in Afghanistan in 2008.

Ronald Shurer is a former U.S. Army Special Forces staff sergeant and medic. During the Battle of Shok Valley in April 2008, he and his team were attacked by an enemy force of more than 200 fighters. Shurer fought for over an hour and was awarded the Medal of Honor in Oct. 2018

John A. Chapman, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Afghanistan)

President Trump awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor to Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman in a long-awaited ceremony. Chapman was killed in the Battle of Takur Ghar in Afghanistan in 2002.

John A. Chapman was a Combat Controller in the United States Air Force who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on August 22, 2018 for his actions in the Battle of Takur Ghar during the War in Afghanistan. He is the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor since Vietnam.

Garlin Conner, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army (WWII)

President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Garlin Murl Conner. Conner’s widow, Pauline, accepted the award during a White House ceremony.

Garlin Murl Conner (2 June 1919 – 5 November 1998) was a United States Army technical sergeant and first lieutenant in the Second World War. Due to his actions in Italy and France, he was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Trump in June of 2018.

Britt Slabinski, Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2018) President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. Slabinski received the Medal of Honor for his actions during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan in March 2002. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)

Britt Slabinski is a former Navy Seal who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump in May of 2018 for his actions during the Battle of Takur Ghar in Afghanistan.