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  Medal of Honor - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Image:Medalsofhonor.jpg The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States (the highest civilian decorations are the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor).
Image:Medal of Honor flag.png The Medal of Honor Flag is given to recipients of the Medal of Honor.
Before the posthumous awarding of the Medal of Honor in 2005 to Paul R. Smith, the medal was last awarded during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, when MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart lost their lives defending downed Black Hawk helicopter pilot CWO Michael Durant.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Medal_of_Honor   (3439 words)

  
 CongressionalGoldMedal.com - Exclusive information on the congressional medal, medal histories, biographies, and more.
The Medal of Honor is not a congressional award, it is a military award.
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor in the United States.
This is because, it is not a Congressional medal at all; it is a military medal, given by the President in the name of the Congress.
www.congressionalgoldmedal.com   (673 words)

  
 CMOHS Website: Official Site of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Medal of Honor recipient Edward C. Dahlgren died Wednesday, May 31st at the Maine Veterans Home in Caribou, Maine.
Dahlgren was recognized with the Medal of Honor for his actions in France during World War II in which he captured more than 20 German soldiers amidst killing and wounding several others back on Feb. 11, 1945.
As an Army sergeant in WWII, he was recognized with the Medal of Honor for single-handedly destroying several Japanese machine-gun emplacements and a tank.
www.cmohs.org   (512 words)

  
 United States of America Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Pope John Paul II
The reverse of the medal bears the Congressional Seal in the center of the medal with the inscription, By Act of the U.S. Congress 2000 centered along the bottom of the medal.
To authorize a gold medal to be presented on behalf of the Congress to Pope John Paul II in recognition of his many and enduring contributions to peace and religious understanding, and for other purposes.
The Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal struck pursuant to section 3 under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, and at a price sufficient to cover the costs thereof, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, overhead expenses, and the cost of the gold medal.
www.congressionalgoldmedal.com /PopeJohnPaulII.htm   (3150 words)

  
 The Congressional Medal Of Honor - "Bravest of the Brave" The Nations Highest Military Honor
The Medal of Honor was first issued during the Civil War, and since it was the only military award for valor during that war, 1,527 medals were awarded.
World War II Master Sgt. Jose M. Lopez, 94, who received the Medal of Honor for engaging in a series of "seemingly suicidal missions" during the Battle of the Bulge, died May 16, 2005 at a daughter's home in San Antonio, Texas.
Recipients of the Medal of Honor receive $1,000 per month for life, a right to burial at Arlington National Cemetery, admission for them or their children to a service academy (if they qualify and quotas permit), and free travel on government aircraft to almost anywhere in the world, on a space-available basis.
www.medalofhonor.com   (1609 words)

  
 United States of America Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Rosa Parks
This medal was given for her contributions to the nation as the "first lady of civil rights" and "mother of the freedom movement." Her "quiet dignity ignited the most significant social movement in the history of the United States."
I was honored, Rosa, to give you the Medal of Freedom, and I was thrilled during the State of the Union Address when you got that enormous, bipartisan ovation here.
To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Rosa Parks in recognition of her contributions to the Nation.
www.citizensmedal.com /RosaParks.htm   (3190 words)

  
 Congressional Gold Medal of Honor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Congressional Gold Medal is considered the United States Congress equivalent to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Both decorations are generally considered to hold the same degree of prestige (though significantly fewer Gold Medals have been awarded), with the difference being that the Freedom Medal is personally awarded by the President of the United States and the Congressional Gold Medal is awarded in the name of the U.S. Congress.
The Congressional Gold Medal is created by the United States Mint to specifically commemorate the person and achievement for which the medal is awarded.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congressional_Gold_Medal   (403 words)

  
 Congressional Gold Medal of Honor (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Congressional Gold Medal presented to [[Navajo Code talkers in 2000]] The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is the highest award which may be bestowed by the Legislative Branch of the United States government.
The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is created by the United States Mint to specifically commemorate the person and achievement for which the medal is awarded.
The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is a completely separate decoration from the Medal of Honor which is a military award for extreme bravery in action.
congressional-gold-medal-of-honor.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (295 words)

  
 Congressional Medal of Honor - Congressional Gold Medal Recipients 1776 to Present starting with George Washington
Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.
In addition to the requirement that all Congressional Gold Medal legislation must be cosponsored by at least two-thirds (290) of the Members of the House, specific standards are set forth by Rule VII (c)(vii) of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Service's Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy when considering such legislation.
The medals are produced by the United States Mint.
www.medalofhonor.com /CongressionalGoldMedal.htm   (189 words)

  
 The Medal of Honor
From the time the first medal was issued until January 14, 1997, 3,427 medals were awarded to 3,408 recipients (there were 19 to whom the Medal was awarded twice.) Of these, 2,553 were enlisted personnel and 169 were living as of this date.
Three medals, awarded to Daniel Sickles, Henry Tremain, and Daniel Butterworth (the so-called "Sickles' Circle) forced the review of the process in 1897.Because these high-ranking individuals had gained medals in questionable ways, and because of other abuses of the Civil War era medal nominations, the process of applying for a Medal of Honor was revised.
While not technically a "Medal of Honor," these Americans were Marines at the time of their heroic actions, and deserve to be mentioned in any history of the Medal of Honor.
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 E.P. Bertholf's Congressional Gold Medal of Honor
Unfortunately, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is considered as significant as receiving a "Congressional Medal of Honor".
As a result, EP Bertholf is not listed as a medal recipient at Arlington National Cemetery, at the Medal of Honor Memorial, or with the US Coast Guard.
However, the Congressional Record of the 52nd Congress clearly states in Session I, Chapter 1311 (June 28, 1902) "That the Secretary of Treasury is hereby directed to bestow a gold medal of honor...
members.tripod.com /~Scott_Michaud/Bertholf-goldmedal.html   (433 words)

  
 Symbolism of the Medal of Honor: Congressional Medal of Honor Society
The Navy's Medal of Honor was the first approved and the first designed.
Taken in the context of the Civil War soldiers and sailors struggling to overcome the discord of the states and preserve the Union, the design was as fitting as it was symbolic.
The ribbon that held the medal was originally a blue bar on top and 13 red and white stripes running vertically.
www.cmohs.org /medal/medal_symbolism.htm   (634 words)

  
 Congressional Gold Medal of Honor: Golf Medal of Honor Nominees | eds.com
President George W. Bush signed a bill on October 16th, 2006, awarding golfing legend Byron Nelson with the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, which recognizes individuals, institutions or events for distinguished achievements and contributions.
On October 16th, 2006, Congressman Michael C. Burgess’ bill to award Byron Nelson the Congressional Gold Medal was signed into law by President George W. Bush.
Since the American Revolution, Congress has taken part in a time honored tradition and has commissioned gold medals as the highest expression of national appreciation.
www.eds.com /news/events/byronnelson/medal/index.aspx   (560 words)

  
 Tony Blair to Receive US Congressional Medal of Honor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Medal of Honor is given to those serving in the U.S. Military and a large number of Medal of Honors awarded have gone to non-citizens who have served valiantly in our Armed Forces.
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.
Medal of Honor is for the military and it is given for heroism.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/935490/posts   (2648 words)

  
 International Campaign for Tibet: ICT Action Center: Congressional Gold Medal for the Dalai Lama
Congressional Gold Medal Bill Click here to see the text of the Bill (when it passed the US Senate).
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest expression of national appreciation for exceptional service and for lifetime contributions.
By awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama, Congress will be sending an important signal of US support to ongoing discussions between Chinese officials and the Tibetan Government in Exile.
www.savetibet.org /action/itemcongressionalgoldmedal.php   (380 words)

  
 Medal of Honor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is often mistakenly referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor because the President presents the award "in the name of the Congress".
A special ceremony presenting this flag to 60 Medal of Honor recipients was held onboard the USS Constitution on September 30, 2006.
Each Medal of Honor awardee may have his or her name entered on the Medal of Honor Roll (38 U.S.C. Each person whose name is placed on the Medal of Honor Roll is certified to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as being entitled to receive the special pension of $1027 per month.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congressional_Medal_of_Honor   (3659 words)

  
 CNN.com - Senate considers medals for Flight 93 victims - September 19, 2001
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate is considering honoring the passengers and crew aboard United Airlines Flight 93 with a Congressional Gold Medal for taking "heroic and noble action" before the aircraft crashed in western Pennsylvania on September 11.
The Gold Medal is Congress' highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements.
The first Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to George Washington by the Continental Congress in 1776.
www.cnn.com /2001/US/09/19/vic.medals   (171 words)

  
 Quoting Buddha: Congressional Medal of Honor for the Dalai Lama?
Congressional Medal of Honor for the Dalai Lama?
Medal to Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, in
The Dalai Lama is honored throughout the world as a man of peace and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his efforts to find a non-violent solution for the future Tibet.
www.buddhism-blog.com /2006/03/congressional_m.html   (513 words)

  
 Congressional Gold Medal for the Heroes of United Flight 93 Petition
Congressional Gold Medal for the Heroes of United Flight 93 Petition
These patriotic Americans showed honor and valor in fighting back against the threat of terrorism on behalf of freedom and all of the citizens of the United States of America and are truly deserving of the Congressional Gold Medal for their selfless act of heroism.
The Congressional Gold Medal for the Heroes of United Flight 93 Petition to United States Congress was created by and written by Johnnie J. Young.
www.petitiononline.com /Flight93/petition.html   (204 words)

  
 United States of America Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Charles M. Schulz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Charles Schulz was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives today.
First presented to George Washington, the Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor Congress can bestow upon a civilian.
The obverse of the medal features a portrait of Charles M. Schulz with the inscription By Act of Congress 2000 centered along the lower border of the medal.
www.congressionalgoldmedal.com /CharlesSchulz.htm   (4473 words)

  
 Representative Bill Shuster - Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District - Press Release
Washington, DC — Congressman Bill Shuster’s legislation to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest honor, to the passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 crossed a significant milestone: The bill has more than half of the 290 cosponsors necessary to be considered.
According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), this medal is considered the most distinguished award from Congress.
Gold Medals were initially presented to military leaders, but have also been given to such diverse individuals as Sir Winston Churchill, Bob Hope and many more as a public expression of gratitude by Congress for exceptional contributions to America.
www.house.gov /list/press/pa09_shuster/flight93medalshalfway.html   (304 words)

  
 Congressional Gold Medal of the Little Rock Nine Foundation
It is an honor that must be voted by the members of both houses of Congress.
The Little Rock Nine, heroes and heroines of the Civil Rights movement of the fifties received this country's highest honor given to a civilian for their triumphant but nonviolent trek through the racist mobs that mounted a life threatening effort to prevent their integrating Little Rock Central High School.
These are the nine children who forged the path that helped America fulfill her promise of equality and justice for all.
www.littlerock9.com /goldmedals.html   (215 words)

  
 SitNews - Bipartisan Support Gained For Awarding Congressional Gold Medals to Native Civil Rights Leaders Elizabeth and ...
Last month Murkowski proposed to posthumously grant a Congressional gold medal to honor their contributions to the nation's civil rights effort.
Murkowski who was joined originally in proposing the medal by Alaska senior Senator Ted Stevens, said the Mint by the law would also be authorized to produce and sell bronze duplicates of the medal to honor their accomplishments on behalf of all Alaskans.
Murkowski said she is proposing the congressional gold medal to give long overdue recognition to the efforts of the Peratrovich family.
www.sitnews.us /1004news/101104/101104_peratrovich_cgm.html   (380 words)

  
 CNN - Rosa Parks honored with Congressional Gold Medal - June 15, 1999
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Hundreds of people gathered in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday as President Clinton and top lawmakers honored civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks with the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal of Honor.
Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 5, 1955, triggered a fl boycott of the city's bus system that lasted more than a year and eventually led to laws that ended legalized segregation.
Parks joins a select group in receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award bestowed by the U.S. government.
www.cnn.com /US/9906/15/rosa.parks.medal   (468 words)

  
 SitNews - Legislation would posthumously grant a Congressional gold medal to honor Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich
Murkowski who was joined in proposing the medal by Alaska senior Senator Ted Stevens, said the Mint by the law would also be authorized to produce and sell bronze duplicates of the medal to honor their accomplishments on behalf of all Alaskans.
Murkowski in her speech noted the accomplishments of the Peratrovich family who after the invasion of Pearl Harbor in 1941 publicly called on Alaska's Territorial Governor to end the rampant discrimination against Natives that prevented Natives from equal treatment in hotel accommodations, housing, dining and other activities.
The Alaska Senator urged Congress not only to issue the Gold Medal to honor the Peratrovich family, but also urged Congress to redouble its efforts to provide full funding for Native health and education programs.
www.sitnews.us /0904news/092304/092304_peratrovich.html   (1247 words)

  
 Clyburn (SC06) - Press Release - South Carolina Desegregation Heroes Receive Congressional Gold Medal
Today Congressional Gold Medals of Honor were awarded posthumously to Harry and Eliza Briggs, Reverend Joseph A. DeLaine, and Levi Pearson in a moving Capitol Rotunda ceremony.
Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC) introduced the legislation to award the highest Congressional honor to these Clarendon County, South Carolina heroes in the fight for desegregation.
Elliott case that the petitioners proved “that segregation in education can never produce equality and that it is an evil that must be eradicated.” Under the quote is inscribed Act of Congress 2003, commemorating the passage of Congressman Clyburn’s and Senator Hollings’ legislation to award the medal of honor.
www.house.gov /apps/list/press/sc06_clyburn/040908goldmedals.html   (979 words)

  
 Alabama Aviator - Alabama Airports - Flight Schools in Alabama and Aircraft Rentals - News
President Bush has signed legislation conferring the Congressional Gold Medal on the Tuskegee Airmen in recognition of their heroism in World War II.
The legislation conferring the Congressional Gold Medal on the Tuskegee Airmen in recognition of their heroism in World War II was signed into law last week.
It was passed in its final version by the House of Representatives on February 28, 2006, and by the Senate on March 27th.
www.alabamaaviator.com /news.asp?record_no=6555   (361 words)

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