Congressional Medal of Honor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Congressional Medal of Honor the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
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Usage

In literature:

He wears the ribbon of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
Major General Clarence R. Edwards pinning the congressional Medal of Honor on the breast of Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Whittlesey.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Holder of Congressional Medal of Honor.
"Perfect Control" by Richard Stockham
That was when you won the Congressional Medal of Honor.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
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In news:

Fellow soldiers want Salvatore Corma awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor .
Congressional Medal Of Honor Winner Talks About Service To Country During Talk In Ventura County.
This week in 1945, Private 1st Class Desmond Doss received the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery under fire during the invasion of the Japanese island of Okinawa.
House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are seen on stage during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor the surviving members of the Montford Point Marines at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Correction to This Article The Dec 27 obituary of former president Gerald R Ford incorrectly said that he received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
In previous wars, troops who have done that have traditionally been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
A one-performer show about the wartime experiences of eight Congressional Medal of Honor winners honored for their valor in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam might seem a production more worthy than truly interesting.
Fifty-four of the 81 living Congressional Medal of Honor recipients are gathering this week in Honolulu — including Allan Kellogg of Honolulu.
The city will hold a ceremony next month dedicating the bridge to Edson, a US Marine Corps general and Rutland native who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War II.
A Flag Day program will be held June 7 at the Scottish Rite Center, 553 Washington Road, Augusta, with a presentation by Maj. Gen Perry Smith, the secretary of the board of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
More than 66 years after leaving the Marine Corps, Givens on Friday was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal , the highest civilian honor, in recognition of his military service.
Sixth-grade Cedar Bluff Middle School student Christian Dopp, 11, gets a hug from Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Col. Bruce P Crandall after he presented him with a letter Tuesday at Cedar Bluff Middle School.
LaSalle Vaughn of Port Royal, a retired gunnery sergeant who recently was among a group of Montford Point Marines honored with a Congressional Gold Medal, died Sunday at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Mike Colalillo, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 86.
Cedar Bluff was presented with a special flag by Crandall in honor of being the first school nationally to qualify as an Uncommon Valor School in the Congressional Medal of Honor Development Program.
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