Beaches Veterans Memorial Park

Atlantic Beach Florida

Chaplains Awarded the Medal of Honor


Of the 3,518 Medal of Honor recipients, nine have been Chaplains: four during the Civil War, one from the Korean War, one from WWII and three from the VietNam War.

The Civil War Chaplains were all protestants. The 20th Century Chaplains were all Catholic Priest.

Captain Liteky left the priesthood and repudiated his Medal of Honor when he became an anti-war activist.