The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. It is awarded "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty". It was first awarded for actions in the Civil War (1861-1865). Since its inception 3,465 medals have been awarded. 8 members of Phi Delta Theta have been awarded the Medal of Honor - Second most of any fraternity. (Delta Kappa Epsilon has the most with 13).

The Victoria Cross (official post-nominal letters "VC") is the highest award for valour that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces of any rank in any service and civilians under military command. It was first awarded for actions in the Crimean War (1854-1856). A total of 1,356 Victoria Crosses have been awarded since 1856. Phi Delta Theta is one of only two fraternities to have a recipient of the Victoria Cross.(The other being Zeta Psi)

* Indicates posthumous award
Ranks are indicated based on when the medal was awarded
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Civil War (1861-1865)
Lt. Colonel John C. Black
Wabash, 1862
Medal of Honor Recipient

Union Army

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Captain William P. Black
Wabash, 1864
Medal of Honor Recipient

Union Army

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Lt. Colonel Henry V. Boynton
Kentucky Military Institute, 1858
Medal of Honor Recipient

Union Army

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Philippine - American War (1901-1913)
Colonel Frederick Funston
University of Kansas, 1890
Medal of Honor Recipient

United States Army

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Peace Time (1915-1919)
Lt. Commander Robert Cary
University of Missouri, 1912
Medal of Honor Recipient

United States Navy

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World War I (1916-1918)
* Captain Alexander R. Skinker
Washington University, 1905
Medal of Honor Recipient

United States Army

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Pharmacist's Mate First Class John Henry Balch
Northwestern University, 1920
Medal of Honor Recipient

United States Navy

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World War II (1939-1945)
* Lt. Colonel Leon Vance
University of Oklahoma, 1937
Medal of Honor Recipient

United States
Army Air Corps

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* Lt. Robert Hampton Gray
University of British Columbia, 1940
Victoria Cross Recipient

Royal Canadian Navy
Naval Air Force

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