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 collection of placemarks shows the birthplaces of recipients of the US Medal of Honor from the following campaigns:
The China (The Boxer Rebellion) 1900, Mexican (Vera Cruz) 1914, Haiti 1915 Campaign, Dominican Campaign 1916, World War I 1917-1918, Haiti 1919 – 1920, Nicaraguan Campaign 1927 – 1933, World War II 1941 – 1945, North Korea 1950 – 1953, Vietnam 1964 – 1973, Somalia 1993 and The War On Terror (2002 – 2006).
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 in some cases. The collection was developed by ‘Up_The_Spurs’ from the Google Earth Community who also did the recipients of the Victoria Cross.