List of foreign-born Medal of Honor recipients

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The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. It is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Due to the nature of this medal it is commonly presented after the recipient has been killed (posthumously).

Although Medals of Honor can be presented only to members of the U.S. armed forces it is not required to be a U.S. citizen. Since the American Civil War hundreds of people born outside the United States have received the medal. The most recent of these recipients being Leslie H. Sabo, Jr.. He received his medal in May 2012 for actions performed during the Vietnam War. The large number of foreign-born recipients during the 19th and early 20th centuries was likely due to immigration waves from Europe.

American Civil War[change | change source]

Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
Frederick Alber Germany Private Army Spotsylvania County, Virginia May 12, 1864
James Allen Ireland Private Army South Mountain, Maryland September 14, 1862
Robert Anderson Ireland Quartermaster Navy On board the USS Crusader and the USS Keokuk 1863
William J. Archinal Germany Corporal Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
Charles Asten Canada Quarter Gunner Navy On board the USS Signal May 5, 1864
James Avery Scotland, United Kingdom Seaman Navy Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
David L. Bass Ireland Seaman Navy Fort Fisher, North Carolina January 15, 1865
Philip Baybutt England, United Kingdom Private Army Luray, Virginia September 24, 1864
Philip Bazaar Chile Ordinary Seaman Navy Fort Fisher, North Carolina January 15, 1865
Jean J. Beaufort France Corporal Army Port Hudson, Louisiana May 20, 1863
William R. D. Blackwood Ireland Surgeon Army Petersburg, Virginia April 2, 1865
Nicholas Boquet Germany Private Army Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri August 10, 1861
Thomas Bourne England, United Kingdom Seaman Navy On board the USS Varuna April 24, 1862
Thomas W. Bradley England, United Kingdom Sergeant Army Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3, 1863
James H. Burbank Netherlands Sergeant Army Blackwater River October 3, 1862
Joseph Burger Austria Private Army Nolensville, Tennessee February 15, 1863
Albert Burton England, United Kingdom Seaman Navy Fort Fisher, North Carolina January 15, 1865
William Campbell Ireland Private Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
Orlando E. Caruana Malta Private Army South Mountain, Maryland September 14, 1862
Ovila Cayer Canada Private Army Battle of the Weldon Railroad, Virginia August 19, 1864
Abraham Cohn Germany Sergeant Major Army Wilderness, Virginia and Petersburg, Virginia May 6 and July 30, 1864
Charles H. T. Collis Ireland Colonel Army Petersburg, Virginia December 13, 1862
Sam Collyer France First Sergeant Army Petersburg, Virginia July 30, 1864 Born as Walter Jamieson
Thomas Connor Ireland Ordinary Seaman Navy Fort Fisher, North Carolina January 15, 1865
James Connors Ireland Private Army Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia September 22, 1864
John L. M. Cooper Ireland Coxswain Navy Mobile Bay, Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
August 5, 1864
April 26, 1865
Double MOH recipient
Thomas E. Corcoran Ireland Landman Navy Vicksburg, Mississippi May 27, 1863
John Creed Ireland Private Army Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia September 22, 1864
James E. Croft England, United Kingdom Private Army Allatoona, Georgia October 5, 1864
Richard J. Curran Ireland Assistant Surgeon Army Antietam, Maryland September 17, 1862
John Dempster Scotland, United Kingdom Coxswain Navy On board the USS New Ironsides December 24–25, 1864 and January 13–15, 1865
Luigi P. di Cesnola Italy Colonel Army Aldie, Virginia June 17, 1863
David Dickie Scotland, United Kingdom Sergeant Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
Hubert Dilger Germany Captain Army Chancellorsville, Virginia May 2, 1863
William Ellis England, United Kingdom First Sergeant Army Dardanelle, Arkansas January 14, 1865
Richard Enderlin Germany Musician Army Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 1–3, 1863
Edmund English Ireland First Sergeant Army Wilderness, Virginia May 6, 1864
Thomas Evans Wales, United Kingdom Private Army Piedmont, Virginia June 5, 1864
John M. Farquhar Scotland, United Kingdom Sergeant Major Army Battle of Stones River, Tennessee December 31, 1862
Joseph Frantz France Private Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
William W. Fraser Scotland, United Kingdom Private Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
Martin Freeman Scotland, United Kingdom Civilian Pilot Navy Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
Franz Frey Switzerland Corporal Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
Frederick Füger Germany Sergeant Army Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3, 1863
Nicholas Geschwind France Captain Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
John Griffiths Wales, United Kingdom Captain of the Forecastle Navy Fort Fisher, North Carolina January 15, 1865
John Harris Scotland, United Kingdom Captain of the Forecastle Navy Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
Thomas J. Higgins Canada Sergeant Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
Heinrich Hoffman Germany Corporal Army Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia April 6, 1865
Michael C. Horgan Ireland Landman Navy Plymouth, North Carolina October 31, 1864
Samuel B. Horne Ireland Captain Army Fort Harrison, Virginia September 29, 1864
Michael Hudson Ireland Sergeant Marine Corps Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
Thomas W. Hyde Italy Major Army Antietam, Maryland September 17, 1862 Born to American parents
Francis Irsch Germany Captain Army Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 1, 1863
James Jardine Scotland, United Kingdom Sergeant Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
William F. John Germany Private Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
John Johnson Norway Private Army Fredericksburg, Virginia December 13, 1862
Peter Kappesser Germany Private Army Lookout Mountain, Tennessee November 24, 1863
Leopold Karpeles Czech Republic Sergeant Army Wilderness, Virginia May 6, 1864
John Kennedy Norway Private Army Fredericksburg, Virginia December 13, 1862
Thomas R. Kerr Ireland Captain Army Moorefield, West Virginia August 7, 1864
Henry Klein Germany Private Army Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia April 6, 1865
Joseph S. Labill France Private Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
Bartlett Laffey Ireland Seaman Navy Yazoo City, Mississippi March 5, 1864
Julius Langbein Germany Musician Army Vicksburg, Mississippi April 19, 1862
Frank Leslie England, United Kingdom Private Army Front Royal, Virginia August 15, 1864
Benjamin Lloyd England, United Kingdom Coal Heaver Navy On board the USS Wyalusing May 25, 1864
Hugh Logan Ireland Captain of the Forecastle Navy Mobile Bay, Alabama December 30, 1862
John Lonergan Ireland Captain Army Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863
William Lord England, United Kingdom Musician Army Drewry's Bluff, Virginia May 16, 1864
William Ludgate England, United Kingdom Captain Army Farmville, Virginia April 7, 1865
Carl Ludwig Germany Private Army Petersburg, Virginia June 18, 1864 His MOH citation lists his country of birth as France
James Machon England, United Kingdom Boy Navy Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
Alexander Mack Netherlands Captain of the Top Navy Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
Michael Madden Ireland Private Army Mason's Island, Maryland September 3, 1861
William Madden England, United Kingdom Coal Heaver Navy Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
Harry J. Mandy England, United Kingdom First Sergeant Army Front Royal, Virginia August 15, 1864
Richard C. Mangam Ireland Private Army Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia April 2, 1865
James Martin II Ireland Sergeant Marine Corps Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
Charles McAnally Ireland Second Lieutenant Army Spotsylvania County, Virginia May 12, 1864
Patrick H. McEnroe Ireland Sergeant Army Winchester, Virginia September 19, 1864
Owen McGough Ireland Corporal Army First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia July 21, 1861
Martin T. McMahon Canada Captain Army Battle of White Oak Swamp, Virginia June 30, 1862
Andrew Miller Germany Sergeant Marine Corps Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
Henry A. Miller Germany Captain Army Fort Blakely, Alabama April 9, 1865
James Miller Denmark Quartermaster Navy Johns Island, South Carolina December 25, 1863
George W. Mindil Germany Captain Army Williamsburg, Virginia May 5, 1862
Hugh Molloy Ireland Ordinary Seaman Navy Harrisonburg, Louisiana March 2, 1864
John G. Morrison Ireland Coxswain Navy On board the USS Carondelet July 15, 1862
Charles E. Morse France Sergeant Army Wilderness, Virginia May 5, 1864
St. Clair A. Mulholland Ireland Major Army Chancellorsville, Virginia May 4–5, 1863
Charles J. Murphy England, United Kingdom First Lieutenant Army First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia July 21, 1861
Dennis Murphy Ireland Sergeant Army Corinth, Mississippi October 3, 1862
Michael C. Murphy Ireland Lieutenant Colonel Army Battle of North Anna, Virginia May 24, 1864
Christopher Nugent Ireland Sergeant Marine Corps On board the USS Fort Henry June 15, 1863
James R. O'Beirne Ireland Captain Army Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia May 31 - June 1, 1862
Albert O'Connor Germany Sergeant Army Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia March 31 - April 1, 1865 His MOH citation lists his country of birth as Canada
John O'Dea Ireland Private Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
David Orbansky Poland Private Army Shiloh, Tennessee and Vicksburg, Mississippi April 1862 and 1863
John Ortega Spain Seaman Navy On board the USS Saratoga 1864
Albert Oss Belgium Private Army Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3, 1863
Joachim Pease Cape Verde Seaman Navy On board the USS Kearsarge June 19, 1864
William R. Pelham Canada Landman Navy Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
William H. Powell England, United Kingdom Major Army At Sinking Ceek Valley, Virginia November 26, 1862
George C. Platt Ireland Private Army Fairfield, Pennsylvania July 3, 1863
Thomas Plunkett Ireland Sergeant Army Fredericksburg, Virginia December 11, 1862
George Prance France Captain of the Main Top Navy On board the USS Ticonderoga December 24–25, 1864 and January 13–15, 1865
George Pyne England, United Kingdom Seaman Navy St. Marks, Florida March 5–6, 1865
James Quinlan Ireland Major Army Savage's Station, Virginia June 29, 1862
John Rannahan Ireland Corporal Marine Corps Fort Fisher, North Carolina January 15, 1865
Charles A. Read Sweden Coxswain Navy On board the USS Kearsarge June 19, 1864
George Reynolds Ireland Private Army Winchester, Virginia September 19, 1864
James S. Roantree Ireland Sergeant Marine Corps Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
Peter J. Ryan Ireland Private Army Winchester, Virginia September 19, 1864
John Schiller Germany Private Army Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia September 29, 1864 Born as John Schilling
Conrad Schmidt Germany First Sergeant Army Winchester, Virginia September 19, 1864
George Schutt Ireland Coxswain Navy St. Marks, Florida March 5–6, 1865
Theodore Schwan Germany First Lieutenant Army Battle of Peebles' Farm, Virginia October 1, 1864
Alexander Scott Canada Corporal Army Battle of Monocacy, Maryland July 9, 1864
William J. Sewell Ireland Colonel Army Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3, 1863
Charles Shambaugh Germany Corporal Army Battle of Glendale, Virginia June 30, 1862
John Shivers Canada Private Marine Corps Fort Fisher, North Carolina January 15, 1865
Charles J. Simons India Sergeant Army Petersburg, Virginia July 30, 1864
Thomas Smith England, United Kingdom Seaman Navy St. Marks, Florida March 5–6, 1865
William Smith Ireland Quartermaster Navy On board the USS Kearsarge January 15, 1865
Robert Sommers Germany Chief Quartermaster Navy On board the USS Ticonderoga January 15, 1865
Julius Stahel Hungary Major General Army Piedmont, Virginia June 5, 1864
James Stoddard Canada Seaman Navy Yazoo City, Mississippi March 5, 1864
John Swanson Sweden Seaman Navy Fort Fisher, North Carolina January 15, 1865 Born as Jacob Johnson
James Sweeney England, United Kingdom Private Army Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia October 19, 1864
Henry A. Thompson England, United Kingdom Private Marine Corps Fort Fisher, North Carolina January 15, 1865 Born as Roderick P. Connelly
J. Harry Thompson England, United Kingdom Surgeon Army New Bern, North Carolina March 14, 1862
John M. Tobin Ireland First Lieutenant Army Malvern Hill, Virginia July 1, 1862
John Vale England, United Kingdom Private Army Nolensville, Tennessee February 15, 1863
Victor Vifquain Belgium Lieutenant Colonel Army Fort Blakely, Alabama April 9, 1865
Ernest von Vegesack Sweden Major Army Battle of Gaines's Mill, Virginia June 27, 1862
John Walsh Ireland Corporal Army Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia October 19, 1864
Martin Wambsgan Germany Private Army Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia October 19, 1864
Thomas M. Wells Ireland Chief Bugler Army Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia October 19, 1864
William Wells Germany Quartermaster Navy Mobile Bay, Alabama August 5, 1864
Edward Welsh Ireland Private Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
William Westerhold Germany Sergeant Army Spotsylvania County, Virginia May 12, 1864
Patrick H. White Ireland Captain Army Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863
Augustus Williams Norway Seaman Navy Fort Fisher, North Carolina January 15, 1865
Richard Willis England, United Kingdom Coxswain Navy On board the USS New Ironsides December 24–25, 1864 and January 13–15, 1865

Indian Wars[change | change source]

Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
James Anderson Canada Private Army Near Wichita River, Texas October 5, 1870 Born as James Anderson Smythe
James J. Bell Ireland Private Army Big Horn, Montana July 9, 1876
Oscar Burkard Germany Private Army Near Leech Lake, Minnesota October 5, 1898
Edmond Butler Ireland Captain Army Wolf Mountains, Montana January 8, 1877
Denis Byrne Ireland Sergeant Army Cedar Creek, Montana October 1876 - January 1877
Thomas J. Callan Ireland Private Army Little Bighorn, Montana June 25–26, 1876
John Connor Ireland Corporal Army Near Wichita River, Texas July 12, 1870
William Evans Ireland Private Army Big Horn, Montana July 9, 1876
Henry Falcott France Sergeant Army Arizona Territory August - October 1868
Daniel Farren Ireland Private Army Arizona Territory August - October 1868
James Fegan Ireland Sergeant Army Near Plum Creek, Kansas March 1868
Hermann Fichter Germany Private Army Whetstone Mountains, Arizona May 5, 1871
John H. Foley Ireland Sergeant Army Near Platte River, Nebraska April 26, 1872
Nicholas Foran Ireland Private Army Arizona Territory August - October 1868
William Foster England, United Kingdom Sergeant Army Near Red River, Texas September 29, 1872
Christopher Freemeyer Germany Private Army Cedar Creek, Montana October 21, 1876 - January 8, 1877
Charles Gardner Germany Private Army Arizona Territory August - October 1868 Born as Simon Suhler
Frederick W. Gerber Germany Sergeant Major Army 1839–1871 Awarded the Medal of Honor for his entire career, rather than a single action
Patrick Golden Ireland Sergeant Army Arizona Territory August - October 1868
John Green Germany Major Army Lava Beds, California January 17, 1873
Mathew H. Hamilton Australia Private Army Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota December 29, 1890
Henry Hogan Ireland First Sergeant Army Cedar Creek, Montana
Bear Paw Mountains, Montana
October 1876 - January 8, 1877
September 30, 1877
Double MOH recipient
Bernard J. D. Irwin Ireland Assistant Surgeon Army Apache Pass, Arizona February 13–14, 1861
John James England, United Kingdom Corporal Army Near Washita River, Texas September 9–11, 1874
Bernhard Jetter Germany Sergeant Army South Dakota December 1890
John Keenan Ireland Private Army Arizona Territory August - October 1868
Patrick J. Leonard Ireland Sergeant Army Little Blue, Nebraska May 15, 1870
Patrick T. Leonard Ireland Corporal Army Near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska April 26, 1876
Thomas Little Barbados Bugler Army Arizona Territory August - October 1868
Gregory Mahoney Australia Private Army Near Red River, Texas September 26–28, 1874
John May Germany Sergeant Army Near Washita River, Texas July 12, 1870
Michael M. McCarthy Canada First Sergeant Army White Bird Canyon, Idaho June 1876 - January 1877
George H. Morgan Canada Second Lieutenant Army Big Dry Fork, Arizona July 17, 1882 Born to an American mother
Adam Neder Germany Private Army South Dakota December 1890
Henry Newman Germany First Sergeant Army Whetstone Mountains, Arizona July 13, 1872
John Nihill Ireland Private Army Whetstone Mountains, Arizona July 13, 1872
Richard J. Nolan Ireland Farrier Army White Clay Creek, South Dakota December 30, 1890
Moses Orr Ireland Private Army Winter of 1872/1873
John F. O'Sullivan Ireland Private Army Staked Plains, Texas December 8, 1874
William R. Parnell Ireland First Lieutenant Army White Bird Canyon, Idaho June 17, 1877
Isaac Payne Mexico Trumpeter Army Near Pecos River, Texas April 25, 1875 Born to Black Seminoles
James Pym England, United Kingdom Private Army Little Bighorn, Montana June 25, 1876
Theodore Ragnar Sweden First Sergeant Army White Clay Creek, South Dakota December 30, 1890
Henry Rodenburg Germany Private Army Cedar Creek, Montana October 21, 1876 - January 8, 1877
Patrick Rogan Ireland Sergeant Army Big Hole, Montana August 9, 1877
John Schnitzer Germany Wagoner Army Horseshoe Canyon, New Mexico April 22, 1882
Julius Schou Denmark Corporal Army 1870
Rudolph Stauffer Switzerland First Sergeant Army Near Camp Hualpai, Arizona May - November 1872
Christian Steiner Germany Private Army Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona October 20, 1869
Julius H. Stickoffer Switzerland Saddler Army Cienega Springs, Utah November 11, 1868
James Sumner England, United Kingdom Private Army Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona October 20, 1869
John Thompson Scotland, United Kingdom Sergeant Army Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona October 20, 1869
Peter Thompson Scotland, United Kingdom Private Army Little Bighorn, Montana June 25, 1876
John Tracy Ireland Private Army Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona October 20, 1869 Born as Henry G. Nabers
Jacob Trautman Germany First Sergeant Army Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota December 29, 1890
Ernest Veuve Switzerland Sergeant Army Staked Plains, Texas November 3, 1874
Otto Voit Germany Saddler Army Little Bighorn, Montana June 25, 1876
Rudolph von Medem Germany Sergeant Army 1872–1873
Paul H. Weinert Germany Corporal Army Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota December 29, 1890
Henry Wilkens Germany First Sergeant Army Near Little Muddy Creek, Montana and Camas Meadows, Idaho May 7 and August 20, 1877
Charles Windolph Germany Private Army Little Bighorn, Montana June 25–26, 1876
George G. Wortman Canada Sergeant Army Arizona Territory August - October 1868
Hermann Ziegner Germany Private Army South Dakota December 29–30, 1890

Korean Expedition[change | change source]

Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
John Coleman Ireland Private Marine Corps On board the USS Colorado June 11, 1871
James Dougherty Ireland Private Marine Corps Korea June 11, 1871
Patrick H. Grace Ireland Chief Quartermaster Navy On board the USS Benicia June 10, 1871 - June 11, 1871
William F. Lukes Czech Republic Landman Navy Korea June 9, 1871 - June 10, 1871 Joined the Navy from China
Alexander McKenzie Scotland, United Kingdom Boatswain's Mate Navy On board the USS Colorado June 11, 1871
Michael McNamara Ireland Private Marine Corps On board the USS Benicia June 11, 1871
James F. Merton England, United Kingdom Landman Navy Korea June 9, 1871 - June 10, 1871

Spanish-American War[change | change source]

Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
Albert Beyer Germany Coxswain Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
George F. Brady Ireland Chief Gunner's Mate Navy Cardenas, Cuba May 11, 1898
Daniel J. Campbell Canada Private Marine Corps Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Joseph E. Carter England, United Kingdom Blacksmith Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Thomas Cavanaugh Ireland Fireman First Class Navy Bahamas November 14, 1898
Claus K. R. Clausen Denmark Coxswain Navy Santiago de Cuba June 2, 1898
Thomas C. Cooney Ireland Chief Machinist Navy Cardenas, Cuba May 11, 1898
John Davis Germany Gunner's Mate Third Class Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Thomas M. Doherty Ireland Corporal Army Santiago de Cuba July 1, 1898
John Eglit Finland Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Nick Erickson Finland Coxswain Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
John Fitzgerald Ireland Private Marine Corps Cuzco, Cuba June 14, 1898
Philip Gaughan Ireland Sergeant Marine Corps Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Michael Gibbons Ireland Oiler Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Henry Hendrickson Germany Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Franz A. Itrich Germany Chief Carpenter's Mate Navy Luzon, Philippines May 1, 1898
Alexander Jardine Scotland, United Kingdom Fireman First Class Navy Bahamas November 14, 1898
John P. Johanson Sweden Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Johan J. Johansson Sweden Ordinary Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Hans Johnsen Norway Chief Machinist Navy Cardenas, Cuba May 11, 1898
Peter Johnson England, United Kingdom Fireman First Class Navy On board the USS Vixen May 28, 1898
Michael Kearney Ireland Private Marine Corps Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Thomas Kelly Ireland Private Army Santiago de Cuba July 1, 1898
Franz Kramer Germany Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Ernest Krause Germany Coxswain Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Hermann W. Kuchneister Germany Private Marine Corps Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
John Maxwell Ireland Fireman Second Class Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
William Meyer Germany Carpenter's Mate Third Class Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Harry H. Miller Canada Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898 Brother of Willard Miller
Willard Miller Canada Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898 Brother of Harry H. Miller
Daniel Montague Ireland Chief Master-at-arms Navy Santiago de Cuba June 2, 1898
William H. Morin England, United Kingdom Boatswain's Mate Second Class Navy Caimanera, Cuba July 26, 1898 - July 27, 1898
Frederick Muller Denmark Boatswain's Mate Second Class Navy Manzanillo, Cuba June 30, 1898
John E. Murphy Ireland Coxswain Navy Santiago de Cuba June 2, 1898
Lauritz Nelson Norway Sailmaker's Mate Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
William Oakley England, United Kingdom Gunner's Mate Second Class Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Anton Olsen Norway Ordinary Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
George F. Phillips Canada Machinist First Class Navy Santiago de Cuba June 2, 1898
Henry P. Russell Canada Landman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
William Spicer England, United Kingdom Gunner's Mate First Class Navy Caimanera, Cuba July 26, 1898 - July 27, 1898
Edward Sullivan Ireland Corporal Marine Corps Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Axel Sundquist Finland Chief Carpenter's Mate Navy Caimanera, Cuba July 26, 1898 - July 27, 1898
Gustav A. Sundquist Sweden Ordinary Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Albert Vadas Hungary Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Bruno Wende Germany Private Army El Caney, Cuba July 1, 1898
Julius A. R. Wilke Germany Boatswain's Mate First Class Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898
Frank Williams Germany Seaman Navy Cienfuegos, Cuba May 11, 1898

Samoan Civil War[change | change source]

Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
Frederick T. Fisher England, United Kingdom Gunner's Mate First Class Navy Samoa April 1, 1899
Bruno A. Forsterer Germany Sergeant Marine Corps Samoa April 1, 1899
Henry L. Hulbert England, United Kingdom Private Marine Corps Samoa April 1, 1899

Philippine-American War[change | change source]

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Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
Otto Boehler Germany Private Army Luzon, Philippines May 16, 1899
Joseph Fitz Austria Ordinary Seaman Navy Sulu, Philippines March 8, 1906
Gotfred Jensen Denmark Private Army Luzon, Philippines May 13, 1899
Cornelius J. Leahy  Ireland Private Army Luzon, Philippines September 3, 1899
José B. Nísperos Philippines Private Army Basilan, Philippines September 24, 1911
Thomas F. Prendergast Ireland Corporal Marine Corps Luzon, Philippines March 25, 1899 - March 29, 1899 and April 5, 1899
Patrick Shanahan Ireland Chief Boatswain's Mate Navy Philippines May 28, 1899
Thomas Sletteland Norway Private Army Luzon, Philippines April 12, 1899
George E. Stewart Australia Second Lieutenant Army Panay, Philippines November 26, 1899
Andrew V. Stoltenberg Norway Gunner's Mate Second Class Navy Samar, Philippines July 16, 1900
Paul F. Straub Germany Surgeon Army Luzon, Philippines December 21, 1899
William G. Thordsen Germany Coxswain Navy Leyte, Philippines May 6, 1900

Boxer Rebellion[change | change source]

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Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
Edward G. Allen Netherlands Boatswain's Mate First Class Navy China June 13, 1900 - June 22, 1900
James Cooney Ireland Private Marine Corps Tientsin, China July 13, 1900
John O. Dahlgren Sweden Corporal Marine Corps Beijing, China June 20, 1900 - July 16, 1900
Hans A. Hansen Germany Seaman Navy China June 13, 1900 - June 22, 1900
Henry W. Heisch Germany Private Marine Corps Tientsin, China June 20, 1900
Martin Hunt Ireland Private Marine Corps Beijing, China June 20, 1900 - July 16, 1900
Joseph Killackey Ireland Landman Navy China June 13, 1900 - June 22, 1900
Carl E. Petersen Germany Chief Machinist Navy Beijing, China June 28, 1900 - August 17, 1900
William Seach England, United Kingdom Ordinary Seaman Navy China June 13, 1900 - June 22, 1900
Peter Stewart Scotland, United Kingdom Gunnery Sergeant Marine Corps China June 13, 1900 - June 22, 1900
Karl Thomas  Germany Coxswain Navy China June 13, 1900 - June 22, 1900
Martin T. Torgerson Norway Gunner's Mate Third Class Navy China June 13, 1900 - June 22, 1900
Robert H. Von Schlick Germany Private Army Tientsin, China July 13, 1900
Edward A. Walker Scotland, United Kingdom Sergeant Marine Corps Beijing, China June 20, 1900 - July 16, 1900
Axel Westermark Finland Seaman Navy Beijing, China June 28, 1900 - August 17, 1900

Occupation of Veracruz[change | change source]

Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
Niels Drustrup Denmark Lieutenant Navy Veracruz, Mexico April 21, 1914
John Grady Canada Lieutenant Navy Veracruz, Mexico April 22, 1914

World War I[change | change source]

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Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
Jake Allex Serbia Corporal Army Chipilly, France August 9, 1918 Born as Aleksa Mandušić
Johannes S. Anderson Finland First Sergeant Army Consenvoye, France October 8, 1918
Louis Cukela Croatia Sergeant Marine Corps Villers-Cotterêts, France July 18, 1918 Born as Vjekoslav Lujo Čukela; double MOH recipient
George Dilboy  Turkey Private First Class Army Belleau, France July 18, 1918
George Price Hays China First Lieutenant Army Greves Farm, France July 14, 1918 - July 15, 1918 Born to American parents
Matej Kocak  Slovakia Sergeant Marine Corps Soissons, France July 18, 1918 Double MOH recipient
John C. Latham England, United Kingdom Sergeant Army Le Catelet, France September 29, 1918
Berger Loman Norway Private Army Consenvoye, France October 9, 1918
James I. Mestrovitch  Montenegro Sergeant Army Fismette, France August 10, 1918
Joseph H. Thompson Ireland Major Army Apremont, France October 1, 1918
Michael Valente Italy Private Army Ronssoy, France September 29, 1918
Ludovicus M. M. Van Iersel Netherlands Sergeant Army Mouzon, France November 9, 1918
Reidar Waaler Norway Sergeant Army Ronssoy, France September 27, 1918

World War II[change | change source]

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Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
Jose Calugas Philippines Sergeant Army Bataan, Philippines January 16, 1942 Despite his birth in a US territory, he was classified as an immigrant due to the Tydings–McDuffie Act
Robert Craig  Scotland, United Kingdom Second Lieutenant Army Sicily, Italy July 11, 1943
Marcario Garcia Mexico Staff Sergeant Army Grosshau, Germany November 27, 1944
Eric G. Gibson  Sweden Technician Fifth Grade Army Isola Bella, Italy January 28, 1944
Robert M. Hanson  India First Lieutenant Marine Corps Bougainville Island and New Britain November 1, 1943 and January 24, 1944 Born to American parents
Silvestre S. Herrera Mexico Private First Class Army Mertzwiller, France March 15, 1945
James H. Howard China Major Army Air Forces Germany January 11, 1944 Born to American parents
Isadore S. Jachman  Germany Staff Sergeant Army Flamierge, Belgium January 4, 1945
Charles A. MacGillivary Canada Sergeant Army Woelfling, France January 1, 1945
Archibald Mathies  Scotland, United Kingdom Sergeant Army Air Forces Germany February 20, 1944
Nicholas Minue  Poland Private Army Medjezel Bab, Tunisia April 28, 1943
Douglas A. Munro  Canada Signalman First Class Coast Guard Guadalcanal September 27, 1942 Born to an American father; only Coast Guard MOH recipient
Peter Tomich  Bosnia and Herzegovina Chief Watertender Navy Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941 Born as Petar Herceg

Korean War[change | change source]

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Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
John K. Koelsch  England, United Kingdom Lieutenant Junior Grade Navy North Korea July 3, 1951
Tibor Rubin Hungary Corporal Army South Korea
North Korea
July 23, 1950 - April 20, 1953

Vietnam War[change | change source]

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Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
Lewis Albanese  Italy Private First Class Army Republic of Vietnam December 1, 1966
Jon R. Cavaiani England, United Kingdom Staff Sergeant Army Republic of Vietnam December 4, 1971 - December 5, 1971
Jose F. Jimenez  Mexico Lance Corporal Marine Corps Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam August 28, 1969
Peter C. Lemon Canada Specialist Fourth Class Army Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam April 1, 1970
Laszlo Rabel  Hungary Staff Sergeant Army Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam November 13, 1968
Alfred V. Rascon Mexico Specialist Fourth Class Army Republic of Vietnam March 16, 1966
Leslie H. Sabo, Jr.  Austria Sergeant Army Cambodia May 10, 1970 His parents were Hungarian refugees

Peacetime[change | change source]

Image Name Country of birth Rank Branch Place of action Date of action Notes/Reference
William Ahern Ireland Watertender Navy On board the USS Puritan July 1, 1897
William Anderson Sweden Coxswain Navy On board the USS Powhatan June 28, 1878
Heinrich Behnke Germany Seaman Navy On board the USS Iowa January 25, 1905
William H. Belpitt Australia Captain of the Afterguard Navy Fuzhou, China October 7, 1884
James Benson Denmark Seaman Navy On board the USS Ossipee June 20, 1872 Joined the Navy from Japan
Ernest H. Bjorkman Sweden Ordinary Seaman Navy On board the USS Leyden January 21, 1903
Thomas Cahey Ireland Seaman Navy On board the USS Petrel March 31, 1901
August Chandron France Seaman Apprentice Navy Alexandria, Egypt November 21, 1885
Demetri Corahorgi Italy Fireman First Class Navy On board the USS Iowa January 25, 1905
Thomas Cramen Ireland Boatswain's Mate Navy On board the USS Portsmouth February 7, 1882
John Davis Jamaica Ordinary Seaman Navy Toulon, France February 1881
John Dempsey Ireland Seaman Navy Shanghai, China January 23, 1875
Austin Denham England, United Kingdom Seaman Navy Greytown, Nicaragua April 12, 1872
Thomas Eadie Scotland, United Kingdom Chief Gunner's Mate Navy Cape Cod, Massachusetts December 18, 1927
Walter Elmore England, United Kingdom Landman Navy Mediterranean Sea October 1, 1878 Joined the Navy from France
John Everetts Canada Gunner's Mate Third Class Navy On board the USS Cushing February 11, 1898
Isaac L. Fasseur Netherlands Ordinary Seaman Navy Callao, Peru June 13, 1884 Joined the Navy from Chile
John Flannagan Ireland Boatswain's Mate Navy Le Havre, France October 26, 1878
Edward Floyd Ireland Boilermaker Navy On board the USS Iowa January 25, 1905
Alphonse Girandy Guadeloupe Seaman Navy On board the USS Petrel March 31, 1901
Rade Grbitch Austria Seaman Navy On board the USS Bennington July 21, 1905
William Halford England, United Kingdom Coxswain Navy Pacific Ocean November - December 1870
Luovi Halling Sweden Boatswain's Mate First Class Navy Near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts September 15, 1904
George Hill England, United Kingdom Chief Quarter Gunner Navy Greytown, Nicaragua April 12, 1872
Johannes J. Johannessen Norway Chief Watertender Navy On board the USS Iowa January 25, 1905 Joined the Navy from Japan
William Johnson Saint Vincent Cooper Navy On board the USS Adams November 14, 1879
Thomas Kersey Canada Ordinary Seaman Navy On board the USS Plymouth July 26, 1876
Hugh King Ireland Ordinary Seaman Navy On board the USS Iroquois September 7, 1871
John King Ireland Watertender Navy On board the USS Vicksburg
On board the USS Salem
May 29, 1901
September 13, 1909
Double MOH recipient
Robert Klein Germany Chief Carpenter's Mate Navy On board the USS Raleigh January 25, 1904 Joined the Navy from France
Patrick J. Kyle Ireland Landman Navy Port Mahon, Minorca March 13, 1879
Emile Lejeune France Seaman Navy On board the USS Plymouth June 6, 1876
George Low Canada Seaman Navy On board the USS Tennessee February 15, 1881 Born as George Low Evatt
Edward Maddin Canada Ordinary Seaman Navy Lisbon, Portugal January 9, 1876
Joseph Matthews Malta Captain of the Top Navy On board the USS Constitution February 13, 1879
James H. McDonald Scotland, United Kingdom Chief Metalsmith Navy Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire May 23, 1939
Mons Monssen Norway Chief Gunner's Mate Navy On board the USS Missouri April 13, 1904
Philip Moore Canada Seaman Navy Genoa, Italy September 21, 1880
William Morse Germany Seaman Navy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 19, 1880
Joseph B. Noil Canada Seaman Navy On board the USS Powhatan December 26, 1872
Isadore Nordstrom Sweden Chief Boatswain's Mate Navy On board the USS Kearsarge April 13, 1906
August Ohmsen Germany Master-at-Arms Navy On board the USS Tallapoosa August 21, 1884
Ludwig A. Olsen Norway Captain of the Hold Navy Honolulu, Hawaii
Callao, Peru
March 16, 1883
June 13, 1884
Double MOH recipient
John O'Neal Ireland Boatswain's Mate Navy Greytown, Nicaragua April 12, 1872
Christian Osepins Netherlands Master-at-Arms Navy Hampton Roads, Virginia May 7, 1882
Alexander Peters Russia Boatswain's Mate First Class Navy Near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts September 15, 1904
Richard Pile West Indies Ordinary Seaman Navy Greytown, Nicaragua April 12, 1872
Patrick Regan Ireland Ordinary Seaman Navy Coquimbo, Chile July 30, 1873
Patrick Reid Ireland Chief Watertender Navy On board the USS North Dakota September 8, 1910
Henry L. Simpson England, United Kingdom Fireman First Class Navy Monrovia, Liberia October 31, 1877
James Smith Kingdom of Hawaii Seaman Navy Greytown, Nicaragua April 12, 1872
John Smith Bermuda Seaman Navy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 19, 1880
Thomas Smith Ireland Seaman Navy Pará, Brazil October 1, 1878
Wilhelm Smith Germany Gunner's Mate First Class Navy On board the USS New York January 24, 1916
Thomas Stanton Ireland Chief Machinist's Mate Navy On board the USS North Dakota September 8, 1910
Robert A. Sweeney Canada Ordinary Seaman Navy Hampton Roads, Virginia
On board the USS Jamestown
October 26, 1881
December 20, 1883
Double MOH recipient
August P. Teytand West Indies Quartermaster Third Class Navy On board the USS Leyden January 21, 1903
James Thayer Ireland Ship's Corporal Navy On board the USS Constitution November 16, 1879
Michael Thornton Ireland Seaman Navy On board the USS Leyden August 26, 1881
Paul Tobin France Landman Navy Hamburg, Germany July 3, 1871
Telesforo Trinidad Philippines Fireman Second Class Navy On board the USS San Diego January 21, 1915
Alexander H. Turvelin Russia Seaman Navy Toulon, France February 1881
Adam Weissel Germany Cook Navy On board the USS Minnesota August 26, 1881
Karl Westa Norway Chief Machinist's Mate Navy On board the USS North Dakota September 8, 1910
Antonio Williams Malta Seaman Navy On board the USS Huron November 24, 1877
Henry Williams Canada Carpenter's Mate Navy On board the USS Constitution February 13, 1879
August Wilson Germany Boilermaker Navy On board the USS Puritan July 1, 1897

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