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Medal of honor winners?
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.
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The John Newbery Medal is given to "the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in English in the United States during the …preceding year." There is only one such award each year. However, there are generally other books that were strong contenders, worthy of recognition. These runners-up-usually between one and five in a given year-are honored as Newbery Honor Books.
Yes, each recipient is awarded a monthly stipend for the remainder of their lives. The amount paid as of 2004 was $1,027 plus cost of living increases.
The US Medal of Honor puts the recipient in a pretty exclusive club. It entitles the recipient to a LIFETIME PENSION, they are saluted by EVERYONE who passes them, wheth…er officer or not, and I believe their sons and daughters, if they desire, have what amounts to an automatic acceptance to US Military schools (West Point, Annapolis, etc.)
The last I knew Texas A&M has seven (7) Medal of Honor awardees.
The list of Medal of Honor recipients during the Vietnam War (1955-1975) is exhaustive, and unfortunately cannot be displayed here. However, we can tell you that 246 Medals of… Honor were received, 154 of them posthumously. The breakdown is 160 for the Army, 57 for the Marines, 16 for the Navy and 13 for the Air Force.
Charlotte's Web is a newberry honor book. The book lost to "Secret of the Andes" by Ann Nolan Clark.
Every Military Service member is required to Salute a recipient. A great example I can give is for the SSG Gunta who is currently on Active Duty. Now for information to clarif…y - it's not that a 4-Star General is actually rendering a salute to a Staff Sergeant, however they are rendering the salute to the Medal of Honor itself. This is taught to each every Soldier, Sailor, Marine, and Airman in Basic Training and Basic Officer School under Military Courtesy and Honor.
There have been nineteen (19) double MOH winners.
3447 Medals of Honor have been awarded since 1862.
There were 13 with three having been killed in action and one having died as a Prisoner of War.
In US in WW2
William "Willie" Johnston (born July 1850), from St. Johnsbury, Vermont, was a drummer boy in Company D of the 3rd Vermont Infantry. His service during the Seven Days retreat …in the Peninsula Campaign was exemplary. He was the only drummer in his division to come away with his instrument, by no means a trivial accomplishment. As a result, he received the Medal of Honor on the recommendation of his division commander, thereby becoming the youngest recipient of the highest decoration at 13 years of age