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Medal of honor is the highest award given usually to a soldier for heroic acts in the U.S. . Other countries have different names fo their own highest award.
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The Medal of Honor is America's highest military honor, awarded forpersonal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. It ispersonally awarded by the President to US mil…itary personnel only. The CIA's equivalent decoration is the Distinguished IntelligenceCross, often awarded posthumously, for voluntary acts or acts ofextraordinary heroism involving the acceptance of existing dangerswith conspicuous fortitude and exemplary courage. See the related Wikipedia link(s) listed below for moreinformation:
Unfortunately, Medal of Honor Warfighter does not have the option of split screen. Either the project managers have yet to pull their head out of the sand and realise that spl…it screen is in high demand, or, they were just too lazy to add it. Overall, MoH Warfighter would have benefited greatly by splitscreen.
It is the highest award that can be given to a member of the US services for bravery in battle. Most of the service men who have been recipients of this medal have died in the… course of their action. It is quite common for someone to say that a soldier "WON the Medal of Honor." This is incorrect, you don't "WIN" the Medal of Honor. It's not a contest. He was "Awarded the Medal of Honor" is the correct phrase. The name of the medal is: Medal of Honor. To call it Congressional Medal of Honor is not correct. It is awarded in the name of the Congress by the President of the United States.
It is a military award and civilians are not eligible to receive it. *This is true, to an extent. Civilians have won it before but they can't now. Several civilians won the m…edal for acts during the Civil War. Many of these medals were struck from the records during the period from 1916 to 1919 as the services redefined what the MOH would be awarded for. A few civilians did get their medals reinstated in the 1980's and 90's. Navy civilian ship pilots Martin Freeman and John Ferrell, Army civilian scout William Woodall, and Mary Walker, a surgeon at the Battle of Bull Run, the only woman to get the medal so far. So, a civilian can't receive it now, but there are some civilians who are legitimate recipients.
it was established in 1862
A Medal of Honor can never be sold. It is Illegal to sell, own, wear a medal that was not awarded to you while in the service to our country. This information comes from the… Congressional Medal of Honor Society web site. "In General. - Whoever knowingly wears, manufactures, or sells any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces of the United States, or any of the service medals or badges awarded to the members of such forces, or the ribbon, button, or rosette of any such badge, decoration or medal, or any colorable imitation thereof, except when authorized under regulations made pursuant to law, shall be fined under this title (18 United State Code) or imprisoned not more than six months or both. " Addition: The sale of Medals of Honor is regulated by federal law Title 18, United States Code, Section 704. This law prohibits the buying, selling, trading, importing, exporting, or bartering for anything of value for a Medal of Honor. The law makes no mention of inheriting a MOH, or GIFTING one, legally you can only obtain one if you are given or inherit one. There is no current law that prohibits owning or posessing any military medals,Once medals are presented they are considered personal property of the recipient and can in fact be given to anyone they chose to give them to. The stolen valor act of 2005 makes it illegal for unauthorized persons to wear, buy, sell, barter, trade or manufacture "any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces of the United States, or any of the service medals or badges awarded to the members of such forces." However even under this law it is not illegal to own or possess military medals or badges.Nor is it illegal under this law for a person to be given medals or badges under the term of gift or inheritence... Under current laws it is also legal to buy or sell the certificate that was issued with the MOH,The sale of the MOH presentation box is also legal under the law.In recent years after the laws were passed the sale of an original WW2 MOH presentation box and certificate sold for over $28,000 at auction (the unnamed seller included the actual Medal of Honor itself as a GIFT of appreciation to the buyer of the box and certificate)... A simple loophole that has been left unchanged..
The first recipient of the US Medal of Honor was Civil War Union Private Jacob Parrott. He received the medal as a member of the famous Andrews' Raid. It was awarded on 25 Mar…ch 1863.
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The Medal of Honor is awarded by the President of the US in the name of the Congress
There have been nineteen (19) double MOH winners.
The Medal of Honor is the highest military medal the the US can award. The language governing the award of the MOH calls for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the ris…k of life, above and beyond the call of duty, in action involving actual combat with an opposing armed force. An awardee of this medal represents the best of America, and heroism at its' best.
In World War 2
I have never heard of anyone refusing the nation;s highest military award. Why would anyone? It is an award not easily qualified for, it has vast prestige, it has a lifetime p…ension attached to it, puts the recipient in a select group of persons, and affords the person large numbers of military "perks" like automatic burial in Arlington National Cemetery, guaranteed slot for dependents in US service academies, free space-available flight on US aircraft, etc.,etc.,etc. Most people do not get the choice to refuse the Medal of Honor as the majority of the time it is awarded POST-MORTOM. Among the ones that were awarded to people that were still living at the time, Carlos Hathcock did refuse to be recommended for the Medal Of Honor.
In US in WW2
Total number of winners 3468. It has been steadly harder to win, In Civil War they issued 1522. In WW2 - 464, Korea - 133, Vietnam -246 and between the Iraq and Afgan War …so far only 6 have been issued and of the six all died in the action that resulted in the award. This number may be different now as these numbers are from 2013.
In World War 2
Often, it represent the ultimate sacrifice.
The United States has a Medal of Honor as it highest award for bravery. Other countries have a Cross of Honor or such. There may be other countries that have a medal by that n…ame but when translated it may come out as something different.
The proper name is simply Medal of Honor, although Congressional gets thrown in there. It is the highest medal in the US military. It is awarded for extreme courage and valo…r in combat. and there are only 76 living recipients of the medal today. As a tradition, holders of the Medal are saluted by all other service members without regard to rank. Unlike most medals that are pinned to the chest of your uniform, the Medal of Honor is worn around the neck, suspended from a blue ribbon.