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Navy Medal of Honor: Interim Period 1920-1940

These individuals earned the Navy Medal of Honor during the period specified. Their names are followed by their rank and rate, if known, the date of the action and the vessel or unit on which they served.

U.S. Navy Recipients (select name for complete citation)
  1. BADDERS, WILLIAM, Chief Machinist's Mate, U.S. Navy., At sea following sinking of the USS Squalus, 13 May 1939 
  2. BENNETT, FLOYD, Machinist, U.S. Navy., Byrd Arctic Expedition 
  3. BREAULT, HENRY, Torpedoman Second Class, U.S. Navy., U.S. submarine 0-5, 28 October 1923 
  4. BYRD, RICHARD EVELYN, JR., Commander, U.S. Navy., Over the North Pole CHOLISTER, 
  5. GEORGE ROBERT (posthumous), Boatswain's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy., U S.S. Trenton, 20 October 1924
  6.  CORRY, WILLIAM MERRILL, JR. (posthumous), Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy., Near Hartford, Conn., 2 October 1920.
  7. CRANDALL, ORSON L., Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy., At sea following sinking of USS Squalus, 13 May 1939. 
  8. DREXLER, HENRY CLAY (posthumous), Ensign, U.S. Navy., USS Trenton, 20 October 1924 EADIE, 
  9. THOMAS, Chief Gunner's Mate, U.S. Navy., Off Provincetown, Mass., 18 December 1927.
  10. EDWARDS, WALTER ATLEE, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy., Sea of Marmora, Turkey, 16 December 1922. 
  11. HUBER, WILLIAM RUSSEL, Machinist's Mate, U.S. Navy., Aboard the USS Bruce at the Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, Va., 11 June 1928. 
  12. HUTCHINS, CARLTON BARMORE (posthumous), Lieutenant, U.S. Navy., Off California Coast, 2 February 1938. 
  13. McDONALD, JAMES HARPER, Chief Metalsmith, U.S. Navy., Area at sea of sinking of the USS Squalus, 23 May 1939. 
  14. MIHALOWSKI, JOHN, Torpedoman First Class, U.S. Navy., Area at sea of the sinking of the USS Squalus, 23 May 1939. 
  15. RYAN, THOMAS JOHN, Ensign, U.S. Navy., Yokohama, Japan, 1 September 1923.
U.S. Marine Corps Recipients
  1. SMITH, ALBERT JOSEPH, Private, U.S. Marine Corps., Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., 11 February 1921
Published: Tue Sep 25 08:16:02 EDT 2018