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Medal of Honor

n.
The Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Medal of Honor

n
(Military) the highest US military decoration, awarded by Congress for conspicuous bravery in action: instituted in 1861 (Navy), 1862 (Army)
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Med′al of Hon′or


n.
a Congressional award for exceptional gallantry and bravery in combat: the highest U.S. military decoration.
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Noun1.Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'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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In just 4 short years Medals of Honor, Amy's not-for-profit organization, has celebrated the lives of over 13,000 individual fallen heroes.
Since 1861, the U.S President in the name of Congress has awarded more than 3,400 Medals of Honor to the nation's bravest Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guards.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 20 November 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades exchanged highest state Medals of Honor in both countries and witnessed the signing of a number of cooperation agreements during the Egyptian president's first official visit to Nicosia Monday.
However, only 13 Medals of Honor have been awarded for actions in those 11 years, compared with 17 awarded for those 17 days in Korea.
Although there have been a few other Medals of Honor awarded for actions in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, they were all posthumous awards.
The resolution provided that: "The president of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause two thousand 'medals of honor' to be prepared with suitable emblematic devices, and to direct that the same be presented, in the name of Congress, to such noncommissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities during the present insurrection, and the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of carrying this resolution into effect."