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Battle of Iwo Jima

US Navy and Marine Corps Personnel Awarded the Medal of Honor

Note: USN=United States Navy, USNR=United States Naval Reserve, USMC=United States Marine Corps, USMCR=United States Marine Corps Reserve.

During the battle of Iwo Jima only US Navy and Marine Corps personnel received the Medal of Honor.


  • Berry, Charles J., Corporal, USMC -- 3 March 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Caddy, William R., Private First Class, USMCR -- 3 March 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Cole, Darrell S., Sergeant, USMCR -- 19 February 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Dunlap, Robert H., Captain, USMCR -- 20-21 February 1945
  • Gray, Ross F., Sergeant, USMCR -- 21 February 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Harrell, William G., Sergeant, USMC -- 3 March 1945
  • Herring, Rufus G., Lieutenant (Junior Grade), USNR -- 17 February 1945
  • Jacobson, Douglas T., Private First Class, USMCR -- 26 February 1945
  • Julian, Joseph R., Platoon Sergeant, USMCR -- 9 March 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • La Belle, James D., Private First Class, USMCR -- 8 March 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Leims, John H., Second Lieutenant, USMCR -- 7 March 1945
  • Lucas, Jacklyn H., Private First Class, USMCR -- 20 February 1945
  • Lummus, Jack , First Lieutenant, USMCR -- 8 March 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Martin, Harry L., First Lieutenant, USMCR -- 26 March 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • McCarthy, Joseph J., Captain, USMCR -- 21 February 1945
  • Pierce, Francis J., Pharmacist's Mate First Class, USN -- 15-16 March 1945
  • Phillips, George , Private, USMCR -- 14 March 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Ruhl, Donald J., Private First Class, USMCR -- 19-21 February 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Sigler, Franklin E., Private, USMCR -- 14 March 1945
  • Stein, Tony, Corporal, USMCR -- 19 February 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Wahlen, George E., Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, USN -- 3 March 1945
  • Walsh, William G., Gunnery Sergeant, USMCR -- 27 February 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Watson, Wilson D., Private, USMCR -- 26-27 February 1945
  • Williams, Hershel W., Corporal, USMCR -- 23 February 1945
  • Williams, Jack , Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, USNR -- 3 March 1945 (Posthumous award)
  • Willis, John H., Pharmacist's Mate First Class, USN -- 28 February 1945 (Posthumous award)

Note: USN=United States Navy, USNR=United States Naval Reserve, USMC=United States Marine Corps, USMCR=United States Marine Corps Reserve.

During the battle of Iwo Jima only US Navy and Marine Corps personnel received the Medal of Honor.

Published:Wed Mar 25 13:58:36 EDT 2015