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Congressional Medal of Honor

noun

Medal of Honor

noun
1.
the highest U.S. military decoration, awarded by Congress to a member of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery in combat, at the risk of life and above and beyond the call of duty.
Also called Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Congressional Medal of Honor

noun

Medal of Honor

noun
1.
the highest US military decoration, awarded by Congress for conspicuous bravery in action: instituted in 1861 (Navy), 1862 (Army)
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Medal of Honor definition


The highest military decoration in the United States armed services, often called the Congressional Medal of Honor. It recognizes valor and bravery in action “above and beyond the call of duty.” There have been some 3,400 recipients of the medal, which was established by an act of Congress in 1862.

Congressional Medal of Honor definition


See Medal of Honor.

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