|Appears in||Medal of Honor: Rising Sun|
|Affiliations||United States Navy|
United States Marine Corps
|Death||August 6, 1942 Guadalcanal|
|Weapon||Browning Automatic Rifle|
He is first seen in Day of Infamy, where he serves with Cpl. Joe Griffin and Gunnery Sergeant Jack 'Gunny' Lauton on the USS California during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He is seen as an engineer on deck fighting off enemy planes. He can be distinguished by his gas mask. It is unknown how he survived the attack.He is later seen on Guadalcanal, as part of 2nd Squad during a midnight raid on August 7, 1942. His squad, along with Gunny Lauton's squad, rendezvous at the landing zone. Just as Gunny notes it is too quiet, and something isn't right, a flare shoots up and Novotny is killed by a Japanese machine gun. The other men succeed in taking the beach. After he got shot Adams yells: "Novotny's hit!"
- In Day of Infamy Novotny used a BAR in combat, but on Guadalcanal he was armed with a Thompson.