There were many Native Americans who had served in WWII. Here is a list of Native Americans who have earned the Nations highest honor, the Medal of Honor:
- Pappy Boyington | Sioux | Marine Corps | Major | Central Solomons | area, Pacific Ocean | September 12, 1943 – January 3, 1944 | Led his squadron in a series of missions against superior numbers.
- Ernest Childers | Muscogee | Army | Second Lieutenant | Oliveto [disambiguation needed], Italy | September 22, 1943 | Although injured, killed two snipers and attacked two machine gun nests.
- Jack C. Montgomery | Cherokee | ArmyFirst | Lieutenant | near Padiglione, Italy February 22, 1944 | Single-handedly attacked two German positions and took dozens of prisoners.
- Van T. Barfoot | Choctaw | Army | Technical Sergeant | near Carano, Italy May 23, 1944 | Single-handedly destroyed two machine gun nests, took prisoners, and disabled a tank.
- Roy W. Harmon | Cherokee/Muscogee | ArmySergeant | World War II | near Casaglia, ItalyJuly 12, 1944 | Single-handedly attacked three German positions although wounded.
- Ernest E. Evans | Cherokee/Muscogee | NavyCommander | off Samar, Philippines October 25, 1944 | Although wounded, continued to command his crippled ship until its sinking.
- John N. Reese, Jr. | Cherokee/Muscogee | Army | Private First Class | Paco Railroad Station, Manila, Philippines | February 9, 1945 | With another soldier, attacked a Japanese-held railroad station.