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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.
  • Albert P. Clark1

    Albert P. Clark

    Commendation Medal, Air Medal
    Lieutenant General Albert Patton Clark (August 27, 1913 – March 8, 2010) was the sixth... more on Wikipedia
  • Barbara E. McGann2

    Barbara E. McGann

    Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Achievement Medal
    Barbara E. McGann is a retired Rear Admiral.
  • Ben Moreell3

    Ben Moreell

    World War I Victory Medal, John Fritz Medal
    Admiral Ben Moreell (September 14, 1892 – July 30, 1978) was the chief of the U.S. Navy's... more on Wikipedia
  • Benny Gantz4

    Benny Gantz

    Legion of Merit
    Benjamin "Benny" Gantz (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין "בֵּנִי" גַּנְץ; born 9 June 1959) is an Israeli... more on Wikipedia
  • Bernard W. Rogers5

    Bernard W. Rogers

    Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam
    Bernard William Rogers (July 16, 1921 – October 27, 2008) was a United States Army general who... more on Wikipedia
  • Bhumibol Adulyadej6

    Bhumibol Adulyadej

    Grand Cross Special Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Royal Victorian Chain
    Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; RTGS: Phumiphon Adunyadet; pronounced [pʰūː.mí.pʰōn... more on Wikipedia
  • Billy Waugh7

    Billy Waugh

    Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal
    William "Billy" Waugh (born December 1, 1929), is a former United States Army Special Forces... more on Wikipedia
  • Bjarne Øen8

    Bjarne Øen

    King's Medal of Merit, Legion of Merit
    Bjarne Øen (6 November 1898 – 20 September 1994) was a Norwegian pilot, military officer and ... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian Edmund Baker9

    Brian Edmund Baker

    Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Order
    Air Marshal Sir Brian Edmund Baker (31 August 1896 – 8 October 1979) was an officer of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Bud Day10

    Bud Day

    Defense Meritorious Service Medal, National Order of Vietnam
    George Everette "Bud" Day (24 February 1925 – 27 July 2013) was a United States Air Force... more on Wikipedia
  • Buzz Aldrin11

    Buzz Aldrin

    Air Medal, NASA Space Flight Medal
    Buzz Aldrin (born January 20, 1930) is an American engineer and a former astronaut and fighter... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carol C. Elliot12

    Carol C. Elliot

    Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal
    Carol C. Elliot is a retired Army Officer.
  • Chesty Puller13

    Chesty Puller

    Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal
    Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was a United States Marine... more on Wikipedia
  • Chuck Yeager14

    Chuck Yeager

    Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal
    Charles Elwood Yeager (February 13, 1923 – December 7, 2020) was a former United States Air... more on Wikipedia
  • David C. Jones15

    David C. Jones

    National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal
    David Charles Jones (July 9, 1921 – August 10, 2013) was a United States Air Force general and... more on Wikipedia
  • David H. Hackworth16

    David H. Hackworth

    Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross
    David Haskell Hackworth (November 11, 1930 – May 4, 2005) also known as Hack, was a prominent... more on Wikipedia
  • David Petraeus17

    David Petraeus

    Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal
    David Howell Petraeus (; born November 7, 1952) is a retired United States Army general and... more on Wikipedia
  • David Rockefeller18

    David Rockefeller

    Public Welfare Medal, Legion of Honour
    David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was an American banker who served as... more on Wikipedia

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  • Earl E. Anderson19

    Earl E. Anderson

    National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Flying Cross
    General Earl Edward Anderson (June 24, 1919 – November 12, 2015) was an American Marine Corps... more on Wikipedia
  • Edward L. Beach, Jr.20

    Edward L. Beach, Jr.

    Bronze Star Medal, Navy Cross

    Honored ForSalt and steel

    Edward Latimer Beach Jr. (April 20, 1918 – December 1, 2002), nicknamed "Ned", was a highly... more on Wikipedia
  • Edwin H. Simmons21

    Edwin H. Simmons

    Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

    Honored ForDog Company Six

    Edwin Howard Simmons (August 25, 1921 – May 5, 2007) was a United States Marine Corps... more on Wikipedia
  • Edwin Hubble22

    Edwin Hubble

    Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Bruce Medal
    Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) was an American astronomer. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • Elmo Zumwalt23

    Elmo Zumwalt

    National Order of Vietnam, Commendation Medal
    Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt Jr. (November 29, 1920 – January 2, 2000) was a United States Navy... more on Wikipedia
  • Forrest S. Petersen24

    Forrest S. Petersen

    Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal
    Forrest Silas Petersen (May 16, 1922 – December 8, 1990), (VADM, USN), was a United States... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank Whittle25

    Frank Whittle

    Charles Stark Draper Prize, Legion of Merit
    Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, (1 June 1907 – 9 August 1996) was a British Royal Air Force... more on Wikipedia