Matej Kocak

World War I
RankSergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Unit5th USMC Regiment, 2nd Division
Entered Service From
Pennsylvania
Date of DeathOctober 4, 1918
Buried Plot D Row 41 Grave 32
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France

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Medal of Honor (Navy)

The Medal of Honor (Navy) was signed into law on 21 December 1861, as amended on 25 July 1963. It is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of Congress to a member of the Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard who distinguishes himself or herself by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States, while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing or foreign force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The deed must have been of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual from his or her comrades. In precedence for valor, the Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest award.

Medal of Honor, French Medaille Militaire, French and Italian Croix de Guerre