Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Division: Air Corps Reserve
Born: 4 February 1902, Detroit, Mich.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Little Falls, Minn.
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 12/14/1927
Accredited To:
Place / Date: From New York City to Paris, France, 20-21 May 1927


Army Medal of Honor

For displaying heroic courage and skill as a navigator, at the risk of his life, by his nonstop flight in his airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, from New York City to Paris, France, 20-21 May 1927, by which Capt. Lindbergh not only achieved the greatest individual triumph of any American citizen but demonstrated that travel across the ocean by aircraft was possible.