Congressional Medal of Honor


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Congressional Medal of Honor

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The highest US military decoration, awarded in the name of Congress to members of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy.

Congressional Medal of Honor

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(Military) See Medal of Honor
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Noun1.Congressional Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'Congressional Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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20, 1982) urging the conferment of the Congressional Medal of Honor on Marcos 40 years after the guns of Bataan and Corregidor were silenced!
In 1944, the commanding general of the Sixth Army nominated DeWitt for the Congressional Medal of Honor stating he exhibited "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty.
An original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation that was among those sold to raise funds for Union troops also is displayed, as well as the first Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to a black soldier after the battle at Fort Wagner.
Clemente was posthumously awarded a Congressional medal of honor for his work, the report added.
A blacksmith by trade, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in action at Franklin, Tennessee for capture of the Confederate flag.
Last year Brown received another honor he is particularly proud of--the 2011 Patriot Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
He also received the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Man of the Year award for his work as a National Service Officer.
Coast Guard Signalman Douglas Munro, the Coast Guard's only Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
After receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor and spending some time with U.
Alvarez claimed to be a former Marine and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
He had also received the Congressional Medal of Honor for sinking Japanese ships with his PT boat.
Murphy was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism posthumously, making him the first to receive the country's highest military honor in the war in Afghanistan and the first naval officer to receive it since the Vietnam War.

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