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Legion of Merit Winners

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List of Legion of Merit winners; people honored/groups honored with this award/distinction since its inception. Listed alphabetically but can be sorted by any column. The Legion of Merit, also known as the LOM is an award of the United States Armed Forces that is given out for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The decoration is issued to members of the seven uniformed services of the United States, but it is mostly given to military and political figures of foreign governments. There are different types of Legion of Merit award. The first, the Commander degree, is one of only two United States military decorations to be issued as a neck order the other one is the Medal of Honor and it is the only United States decoration which may be issued in award degrees. The list of the Legion of Merit winners features every single person who taken home the medal since its inception in the 1940s, around the time of World War II.
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    Frederick Browning

    Distinguished Service Order, Mentioned in dispatches
    Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Arthur Montague "Boy" Browning, (20 December 1896 – 14 March 1965) was a senior officer of the British Army who has been called the "father of the British airborne...  more
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    Frederick C. Weyand

    Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam
    Frederick Carlton Weyand (September 15, 1916 – February 10, 2010) was a general in the United States Army. Weyand was the last commander of United States military operations in the Vietnam War from...  more
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    George Patton IV

    Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross
    George Smith Patton IV (December 24, 1923 – June 27, 2004) was a major general in the United States Army and the son of World War II General George S. Patton, Jr. He served in the Korean War and the...  more
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    George S. Patton

    Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal
    George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a General of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the U.S....  more

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    George Scratchley Brown

    Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam
    George Scratchley Brown (17 August 1918 – 5 December 1978) was a United States Air Force general who served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he served as the senior...  more
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    George Stevens

    Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Film, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director

    Honored ForA Place in the Sun, The Diary of Anne Frank, Giant

    George Cooper Stevens (December 18, 1904 – March 8, 1975) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.Among his most notable films are A Place in the Sun (1951; winner...  more
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    Hyman G. Rickover

    Congressional Gold Medal, Enrico Fermi Award
    Hyman G. Rickover (January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986) was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades...  more
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    James L. Holloway III

    National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Flying Cross
    James Lemuel Holloway III (born February 23, 1922) is a retired United States Navy admiral and naval aviator who was decorated for his actions during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam...  more
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    James N. Rowe

    American Patriot Award, Bronze Star Medal
    James Nicholas "Nick" Rowe (February 8, 1938 – April 21, 1989) was a United States Army officer and one of only 34 American prisoners of war to escape captivity during the Vietnam War. Colonel Rowe...  more
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    James Stockdale

    Prisoner of War Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross
    James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, during which he was a prisoner of war for over...  more
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    Joan Marie Engel

    Clarion University Distinguished Alumni Award, Commendation Medal
    Rear Admiral Joan Marie Engel held the position as the 18th Director of the Navy Nurse Corps from September 1994 to August 1998. She concurrently served as deputy commander for personnel management...  more
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    John A. Wickham, Jr.

    National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal
    John Adams Wickham Jr. (born June 25, 1928) is a retired United States Army general who served as the United States Army Chief of Staff from 1983 to 1987....  more
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    John Baker

    Distinguished Service Medal, Mentioned in dispatches
    General John Stuart Baker (24 February 1936 – 9 July 2007) was a senior Australian Army officer. Entering the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1954, his career culminated with his appointment as...  more
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    John Frederick Boyce Combe

    Distinguished Service Order, Mentioned in dispatches
    Major General John Frederick Boyce Combe, (1 August 1895 – 12 July 1967) was a British Army officer before and during the Second World War. He was twice awarded the Distinguished Service Order for...  more
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    John K. Singlaub

    National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal
    John Kirk Singlaub (born July 10, 1921) is a highly decorated former OSS officer, a founding member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and a retired major general in the United States Army. ...  more
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    John L. Throckmorton

    Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam
    General John Lathrop Throckmorton (February 28, 1913–February 13, 1986) was born in Kansas City, Missouri on February 28, 1913. After graduating from Culver Military Academy in 1931 he attended and...  more
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    John McCain

    Combat Action Ribbon, National Order of Vietnam
    John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and military officer, who served as a United States senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death. He...  more

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    John R. Deane, Jr.

    Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam
    John Russell Deane Jr. (June 8, 1919 – July 18, 2013) was a highly decorated United States Army officer with the rank of General. He served as commander of the United States Army Materiel Command....  more
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    John Shalikashvili

    Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal
    John Malchase David Shalikashvili (Georgian: ჯონ მალხაზ დავით შალიკაშვილი, IPA: [ʃalikʼaʃvili]; June 27, 1936 – July 23, 2011) was a United States Army general who served as Supreme Allied Commander...  more
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    Jon R. Cavaiani

    National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal
    Jon Robert Cavaiani (August 2, 1943 – July 29, 2014) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the...  more
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    Joseph Kittinger

    Vietnam Campaign Medal, United States Aviator Badge
    Joseph William Kittinger II (born July 27, 1928) is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot. His initial operational assignment was in fighter aircraft, then he...  more
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    Kathleen Paige

    Achievement Medal, Meritorious Service Medal
    Rear Admiral Kathleen K. Paige was the Program Director, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), the sea-based element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) under development by the Missile...  more
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    Leonard F. Chapman, Jr.

    National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal
    Leonard Fielding Chapman Jr. (November 3, 1913 – January 6, 2000) was a United States Marine Corps general who served as the 24th Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972. He was a World War...  more
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    Lewis William Walt

    National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal
    Lewis William Walt (February 16, 1913 – March 26, 1989), also known as Lew Walt, was a United States Marine Corps four-star general who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War....  more
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    Linda J. Stierle

    Achievement Medal, Commendation Medal
    Linda J. Stierle is a Nurse and a retired  Brigadier General....  more