Army & Navy - MEDALS: Signs of Action

One year of World War II put enough American fighters into action to earn for them more than 3.838 medals.* Army heroes won 2,298; the Navy's, 1,388; Marines, 147; Coast Guard, 5. Most decorated: the Navy's Lieut. Commander John Bulkeley, 5; the Army's Lieut. Colonel Felix Hardison, 8.†

Highest U.S. award is the Congressional Medal of Honor, which President Roosevelt conferred last week on two heroic officers of the Battle of Guadalcanal: posthumously to his onetime White House aide, Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan, and Rear Admiral Norman Scott. Cited also for the Medal of Honor was Commander Bruce McCandless, the...

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