Medal of Honor

The MEDAL OF HONOR is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name Congress, It is often called the CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

In one measure of the courage and sacrifice of those who fought at the Battle of Anzio, 22 Americans were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the most of any single battle of World War II.

Medal of Honor Recipients

  1. Sgt. Sylvester Antolak - Cisterna, Italy, 5/24/44 - 3rd Div.
  2. T/Sgt. Van T. Barfoot - Carano, Italy, 5/23/44 - 45th Div.
  3. Pvt. Herbert F. Christian - Valmontone, Italy, 6/2/44 - 3rd Div.
  4. T/Sgt. Ernest H. Dervishian -Cisterna, Italy, 5/23/44 - 34th Div.
  5. PFC John W. Dutko -Ponte Rotto, Italy, 5/23/44 - 3rd Div.
  6. PFC Lloyd C. Hawks - Carano, Italy, 1/30/44 - 3rd Div.
  7. 2nd LT. Thomas W. Fowler - Carano, Italy, 5/23/44 - 1st Armor
  8. Capt. William W. Gault - Crocetta, Italy, 5/29/44 - 34th Div.
  9. T/5 Eric Gibson - Isola Bella, Italy, 1/28/44 - 3rd Div.
  10. S/Sgt. George J. Hall - Anzio, Italy, 5/23/44 - 34th Div.
  11. Cpl. Paul B. Huff -Carano, Italy, 2/8/44 - 509th Para. Inf. Bn.
  12. Pvt. Elden H. Johnson - Valmontone, Italy, 6/3/44 - 3rd Div.
  13. PFC William H. Johnson - Padiglione, Italy, 2/17/44 - 45th Div.
  14. PFC Patrick L. Kessler -Ponto Rotto, Italy, 5/23/44 - 3rd Div.
  15. PFC Alton W. Knappenberger -Cisterna, Italy, 2/1/44 - 3rd Div.
  16. Pvt. James H. Mills -Cisterna, Italy, 5/24/44 - 3rd Div.
  17. 1st LT. Jack C. Montgomery -Padiglione, Italy, 2/22/44 - 45th Div.
  18. 1st LT. Beryl R. Newman -Cisterna,Italy, 5/25/44, - 34th Div.
  19. Sgt. Truman O. Olson - Cisterna, Italy, 1/30/44 - 3rd Div.
  20. PFC Henry Schauer - Cisterna, Italy, 5/23/44 - 3rd Div.
  21. Pvt. Furman L. Smith -Lanuvio, Italy, 5/31/44, - 34th Div.
  22. PFC John C. Squires - Padiglione, Italy, 4/23/443rd Div.