Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Honor
 
 
 
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Approximately 450,000 Marines served in Viet Nam between 1965 and 1973. During a conversation I was having it was thought to be interesting to know how many Marines received Valor only Medals. Actually I was not terribly surprised by the findings and believe they make perfect sense.
  How Many Were Presented 1 in # of Marines Percentage Of Marines To Earn This Medal
Medal Of Honor 59 7,627 .013%
Navy Cross 357 1,260 .079%
Silver Star 2,585 174 .574%
Total Stats
  Total Valor Awards Presented 1 in # of Marines Percentage Of Marines To Earn Medals
  3,001 149 .667%
  
Source: Marine Corps Historical Branch, HQMC.
 
We acknowledge that many Bronze Stars, Navy Commendations and several other medals were given with Combat V. Without overly extensive research it seems difficult at best to determine how many of these dual medals were given for Valor or non-Valor so the decision was made to not include them in the stats.