Vietnam Medal of Honor Winners in Google Earth

Vietnam Medals of Honor in Google Earth

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. It is awarded “for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty, in actual combat against an armed enemy force.”

This is the announcement of a collection of US Medal of Honor winners starting with all those who received the medal from the Vietnam War. The collection shows the placemarks of the birthplaces of each winner and the descriptions show date of birth, rank, organization, location of deed, and the citation. Photos are also available. The collection was developed by ‘Up_The_Spurs’ from the Google Earth Community who also did the recipients of the Victoria Cross. He says in his post at the GEC that he plans to do all 3461 medal recipients and organize them according to conflict and military organization, and that this will take him several months. I will keep you posted here as he adds others.

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