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The Connecticut Medal of Valor

Medal of Valor without ribbon
The Connecticut Medal of Valor is the state's highest award for military heroics while in the performance of duty on behalf of state emergency operations.
Section 27-72 of the Connecticut General Statutes states that The Adjutant General and two officers of field grade or above, detailed by The Adjutant General, shall act as a board to receive recommendations through military channels for the award of the medal of valor to any member of the armed forces of the state who, by reason of conspicuous gallantry, at the risk of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, while on military service, is recommended for the award of such medal of valor, and to make such awards as the board finds suitable.
Recipients of the Connecticut Medal of Valor:
Master Sergeant Albert Pensiero, Headquarters - Connecticut Army National Guard, August 1955, General Order #26, dated 27 December 1957
Sergeant First Class Stanley J. Sandlock, Battery B, 192d Field Artillery, October 1955, General Order #6, dated 14 February 1958
Sergeant Frank H. Lowden, Service Battery, 192d Field Artillery, October 1955, General Order #6, dated 14 February 1958
Sergeant Dominick A. Possidento, Service Battery, 192d Field Artillery, October 1955, General Order #6, dated 14 February 1958
Corporal Howard S. Butler, Battery C, 192d Field Artillery, October 1955, General Order #6, dated 14 February 1958
Master Sergeant Edward F. Madigan, HHC, 2d Battalion, 169th Infantry Regiment, August 1955, General Order #17, dated 21 May 1971
Technical Sergeant Roderick D. McGraw, 103d Consolidated Maintenance Squadron, April 1977, Permanent Order #48-1, dated 20 September 1977
Second Lieutenant Elizabeth A. Wysocki, Headquarters, State Area Command (STARC), April 1984, Permanent Order #20-1, dated 10 April 1984
Major Paluel J. Flagg II, Headquarters, State Area Command (STARC), April 1984, Permanent Order #20-2, dated 10 April 1984
Lieutenant Colonel Francis L. Briganti, Headquarters, State Area Command (STARC), April 1984, Permanent Order #20-3, dated 10 April 1984
Staff Sergeant John R. Smith, Headquarters, State Area Command (STARC), April 1984, Permanent Order #20-4, dated 10 April 1984
Major General John F. Gore, Headquarters, State Area Command (STARC), April 1984, Permanent Order #20-5, dated 10 April 1984
Staff Sergeant Eric B. Gauvin, 143rd Military Police Company, March 1991, Permanent Order #31-1, dated 17 July 1992
Captain Ronald P. Welch, HHC, 242d Engineer Battalion, December 1992, Permanent Order #8-1, 1 March 1993
Sergeant First Class Roger G. Barr, HHC, 242d Engineer Battalion, December 1992, Permanent Order #8-2, 1 March 1993
Sergeant First Class Douglas E. Bell, Headquarters, State Area Command (STARC), December 1992, Permanent Order #8-3, 1 March 1993
Sergeant First Class Raymond C. Spry, HHC, 242d Engineer Battalion, December 1992, Permanent Order #8-4, 1 March 1993
Specialist Chi Tranh Chong, HHC, 242d Engineer Battalion, December 1992, Permanent Order #8-5, 1 March 1993