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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Medal of Honor is often presented personally to the recipient or, in the case of posthumous awards, to survivors, by the President of the United States.
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.
In addition, the Medal of Honor was presented to the British Unknown Warrior by General Pershing on October 17, 1921; later the U.S. Unknown Soldier was reciprocally awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest award for gallantry, on November 11, 1921.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Medal_of_Honor   (3839 words)

  
 Medal of Honor Database - Custom Lists
Recipients BORN in one state but whose Medal of Honor was accredited to another.
List all Medal of Honor recipients born in a specified state, regardless of whether their Medal is accredited to that state or to another state.
List those recipients who were born in the specified state but whose Medal of Honor was accredited to another state.
www.homeofheroes.com /database/index_lists.html   (1172 words)

  
  Medal of Honor - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Image:Medal of Honor flag.png The Medal of Honor Flag is given to recipients of the Medal of Honor.
The highest civilian honor of all is the Presidential Medal of Freedom, considered to be a direct civilian equivalent of the Medal of Honor.
Medal of Honor Flag, The Institute of Heraldry.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Medal_of_Honor   (3447 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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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/List of Medal of Honor recipients
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award in the U.S. Military.
Recipients are grouped by conflict, then alphabetically by last name within the group.
The rank listed is the recipient's rank at the time of their Medal of Honor action.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/List_of_Medal_of_Honor_recipients   (1459 words)

  
 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com - Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor Purge of 1917 - by B.T. Arrington
On 23 April 1890, the Medal of Honor Legion was established by a group of recipients during a meeting in the nation's capital.
These Medals had been issued for a variety of reasons that had nothing to do with actual combat, and the question of whether or not those recipients deserved the ten-dollar monthly stipend soon morphed into a question of whether or not they deserved the Medal of Honor itself.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /moh/purge.aspx   (1061 words)

  
 amw.com | Congressional Medals Of Honor Stolen
The Congressional Medal of Honor is the only military award that the President of the United States personally presents to a living recipient, or posthumously to the surviving next of kin.
The Medal Of Honor is awarded for a blood sacrifice and cost many of the men who served with you their lives.
Gary Littrell is the President of the Medal of Honor Society, and himself a recipient of the Medal.
www.amw.com /features/feature_story_detail.cfm?id=1382   (2629 words)

  
 Pearl Harbor's Medal of Honor Recipients page 5
Medal of Honor Citation: "For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own life, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor T. H., by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941.
Medal of Honor Citation: "For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941.
Medal of Honor citation: "For distinguished conduct in action, outstanding heroism and utter disregard of his own safety, above and beyond the call of duty, as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Vestal, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, by enemy Japanese forces on 7 December 1941.
genealogytrails.com /ww2/PearlHarborMedalofHonor-pg05.html   (1673 words)

  
 Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge | Honoring patriotism, good citizenship, and US history education
The Medal of Honor is the highest distinction awarded to a member of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Today, the Medal of Honor Grove and archives is a living monument to honor these heroes and to teach young people the sacrifices that have been made for our country and our freedom.
Generally, the Medal of Honor is attributed to the state in which the recipient entered the service.
www.ffvf.org /medalgrove.asp   (733 words)

  
 List of Medal of Honor recipients - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award in the U.S. Military.
Recipients are grouped by conflict, then alphabetically by last name within the group.
The rank listed is the recipient's rank at the time of their Medal of Honor action.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Medal_of_Honor_recipients   (1447 words)

  
 AMVETS - Magazine Back Issues
Attached to the obelisk is a state seal, dedication plaque and a list of Medal of Honor recipients from that state.
Each recipient is remembered with a tree planting beside which a small marker is placed indicating the person’s name, rank and unit, together with the date and place of action.
This year we are asking each department to improve their “Acre of Honor” by donating dollars to be used for new trees, benches or the cost of a monument.
www.amvets.org /HTML/news_you_can_use/magazine_4q2002_article3.htm   (368 words)

  
 HD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The medal is awarded "in the name of the Congress of the United States" and for this reason, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The Navy Medal of Honor is made of bronze, suspended by an anchor from a bright blue ribbon, and is worn about the neck.
The reverse of the medal is left blank, allowing for the engraving of the recipient's name and the date and place of his deed.
hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil /HD/Historical/Frequently_Requested/Medal_of_Honor.htm   (635 words)

  
 cbs4boston.com - Medal Of Honor Recipients Board USS Constitution
The Medal of Honor recipients were given Medal of Honor Flags and were treated to a 21-gun salute from the Constitution and from Castle Island in South Boston.
The recipients arrived at Logan International Airport on Tuesday and were greeted and escorted to the Colonnade Hotel by members and volunteers of the Boston 2006 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention Committee and Boston and Massachusetts State Police.
Also on Wednesday, the Medal of Honor recipients laid a wreath at the Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial across from the State House and honor William H. Carney from the 54th Regiment who was the first African-American to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism during the Civil War.
cbs4boston.com /local/local_story_273185904.html   (352 words)

  
 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com - Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor Purge of 1917 - by B.T. Arrington
On 23 April 1890, the Medal of Honor Legion was established by a group of recipients during a meeting in the nation's capital.
These Medals had been issued for a variety of reasons that had nothing to do with actual combat, and the question of whether or not those recipients deserved the ten-dollar monthly stipend soon morphed into a question of whether or not they deserved the Medal of Honor itself.
militaryhistoryonline.com /moh/purge.aspx   (1061 words)

  
 Medal Of Honor Recipients: Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Medal Of Honor Recipients: Congressional Medal of Honor Society
received the Medal of Honor on Dec. 11, 1899 for his actions during the Philippine Insurrection way back in 1899.
The 19 recipients that received two Medals of Honor.
www.cmohs.org /recipients.htm   (101 words)

  
 Medal of Honor Recipients
The Medal of Honor is the highest medal awarded by the United States.
The Medal of Honor [Army], section 3741 title 10, United States Code (10 USC 3741), was established by Joint Resolution of Congress, 12 July 1862 (amended by acts 9 July 1918 and 25 July 1963).
The flag commemorates the sacrifice and blood shed for our freedoms and gives emphasis to the Medal of Honor being the highest award for valor by an individual serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.
www.1cda.org /MOH_Recipients.htm   (455 words)

  
 Medal of Honor
During the Civil War, the medal was awarded to men in a Maine regiment who did nothing more than extend their enlistments on the eve of the Battle of Gettysburg.
By law, the Medal of Honor is awarded by the president, in the name of Congress, to those in the armed services who distinguish themselves "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of (their lives) above and beyond the call of duty."
A list of all the recipients and summaries of their heroics can be found at: www.army.mil/cmh-pg/moh1.htm
www.sptimes.com /2004/webspecials04/medalofhonor/medal.shtml   (294 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.
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.
It was originally awarded to military leaders for achievement in battle, but became a civilian medal after the Medal of Honor was instituted.
www.congressionalgoldmedal.com   (662 words)

  
 Medal of Honor Recipients
The Medal of Honor was first awarded during the Civil War.
Earle Gregory received the Medal of Honor for actions as an army sergeant during the Meuse Argonne Offensive in World War I. He is considered to be the first Virginian to receive the medal and often called the Sergeant York of Virginia.
He received the Medal of Honor for action on Bougainville Island in World War II while a Sergeant in the Marine Corps.
www.armyrotc.vt.edu /Cadets/medal_of_honor_recipients.htm   (1153 words)

  
 Mt. Calvary Cemetery Medal of Honor Headstones
Three Civil War veterans and Medal of Honor recipients are buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, but until last week their graves went without headstones that marked their military contributions.
Once the graves sites were located, the list was sent to Edward Murphy, the president of the Medal of Honor Historical Society.
The Medal of Honor has been awarded to 3,400 recipients, and the society is in the process of locating the grave sites of 320 more persons.
www.skyways.kumc.edu /genweb/leavenwo/library/cemeteries/MEDLHONR.htm   (524 words)

  
 FBI & False Medal of Honor Recipients
The FBI was also able to recover Medals of Honor that had been stolen from legitimate recipients by con men seeking to profit from the bravery of these heroic Americans.
The investigation into the source of the Medals of Honor that were illegally being sold and worn eventually led to a company by the name of H.L.I. Lordship Industries, located in Long Island, New York.
Every Medal of Honor that has been recovered from an "imposter" during the course of this investigation can be traced back to Lordship Industries.
www.mishalov.com /FBI_False_Medal_of_Honor.html   (995 words)

  
 California Military People and Museum/Resource Centers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Procedures:  Using the California Military Museum web site and its link to the list of Medal of Honor recipients from California, have the students identify the California location of enlistment OR California place of birth on their individual maps.
This allowed time for his fellow soldiers to escape to the rear where they could regroup with the rest of their battalion.
PFC was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his gallant actions posthumously.
www.cmhep.org /C8CaliforniaMilitary/LessonC8.htm   (482 words)

  
 IEEE Medals (Institute Level)
To read summaries of the medals, and to obtain nomination forms, guidelines to nominators and lists of past recipients, visit the links below.
The Medal of Honor is the highest IEEE award.
Education Medal, for a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE.
www.ieee.org /portal/pages/about/awards/medallist.html   (577 words)

  
 Medal of Honor Roll by State
When a Medal of Honor is presented with an accompanying citation setting forth the action for which it was received, the recipient's name is added to the official ROLL OF HONOR maintained by the
Medals of Honor have been accredited to EVERY STATE of the United States except Alaska.
We have also listed for you each recipient BORN in that state who's Medal of Honor was accredited to another state.
www.homeofheroes.com /moh/states/1_states.html   (577 words)

  
 Audie Murphy's Medal of Honor
Audie Murphy was the recipient of America's highest decoration known as the Medal of Honor.
It was issued to Medal of Honor recipients in the Army through the end of World War II but was later replaced with another, more recent version.
43, 1918), a Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty was awarded by the War Department in the name of Congress to the following-named officer:
www.audiemurphy.com /award1.htm   (470 words)

  
 Presidential Medal of Freedom - Alphabetical List of Medal of Freedom Recipients from 1946 to present 2004
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award in the United States.
It was established by President Harry Truman in 1945 to honor service during WWII.
President John F. Kennedy revived the medal and began the tradition of awarding the medal annually, on or near July 4.
www.medaloffreedom.com /AlphabeticalList.htm   (128 words)

  
 VA Watchdog dot Org - VA NEWS FLASH - 02-01-2007 #5
What had been carved into it was the image of the nation's highest medal for battlefield bravery and the words Medal of Honor.
In preparation for the reports, the VA searched its records at the Star-News' request and said that George was not among its list of Medal of Honor recipients.
In Columbia, S.C., Medal of Honor recipient Charles Murray said the stone's removal corrects the history of the award, which has been marred by counterfeiting and impostors.
www.vawatchdog.org /07/nf07/nfFEB07/nf020107-5.htm   (1050 words)

  
 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
There are many people of younger generations who are not aware of the medal or its significance at all.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Exploratory Committee members are Sen. Richard Nass of Acton, Rep. Charles Fisher of Brewer, and Donald A. Simoneau, First Vice Commander of the American Legion, Department of Maine.
There are 74 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients with a Maine town listed as their place of birth.
www.state.me.us /sos/news/2006/CongressionMedal.html   (323 words)

  
 U.S. Department of Defense Official Website - Medal of Honor
Many citizens express an interest in the criteria for awarding the Medal of Honor and the deeds performed by recipients.
U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Randall Shughart and Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, for the valor of their service in Somalia in October 1993, were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on May 23, 1994.
Medal of Honor in Vietnam, a two-volume series compiled and edited by Evan E. Kerrigan, and published by Medallic Publishing Company, P.O. Box 2211, Norton Heights, CT 06820.
www.defenselink.mil /faq/pis/14.html   (425 words)

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