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Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr.

Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr.

Medal of Honor Recipient

Medal of Honor
  • Born: 25 October 1888, Winchester, Virginia
  • Rank: Commander
  • Organization: United States Navy
  • Accredited To: Virginia
  • Other Navy Award: Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with gold star, Distinguished Flying Cross



For distinguishing himself conspicuously by courage and intrepidity at the risk of his life, in demonstrating that it is possible for aircraft to travel in continuous flight from a now inhabited portion of the earth over the North Pole and return.

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