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Congressional Medal of Honor


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  • n. the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'


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  • What is so special special about -- even when you say the term Congressional Medal of Honor, it's like chills.

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2002

  • The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest honor our country can bestow upon a soldier, and it is often gained at the cost of the recipient's life.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • KING: Is it still called the Congressional Medal of Honor?

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2002

  • MR. LOCKHART: Well, I think it's the Congressional Medal of Honor, which is one of the highest awards that any civilian can receive in this country.

    Press Briefing By Joe Lockhart

  • But when he will be buried with highest honors in California next week, he will wear the Congressional Medal of Honor, which is the highest award of any kind, in my way of thinking in the whole, wide world, and it is to his memory I'll add to my toasts on Thanksgiving Day.


  • Officially called the Congressional Medal of Honor, it is the nation's highest military award for "uncommon valor" by men and women in the armed forces.

    infoplease - Daily Almanac

  • This is a man who refuses to vote for the Congressional Medal of Honor on the grounds that taxpayers' funds should be used to make the damned medal.

    GOP Fox News Iowa debate – as it happened

  • Murphy, you may recall, was the first American to win the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic acts during the War in Afghanistan.

    Karl Rotstan: Animal Rebellion Update: December 2011

  • Over the past few weeks the nation has watched the Grammies and Academy Awards without one public call from social conservatives for a publicly televised awards ceremony for soldiers earning a purple heart or the Congressional Medal of Honor.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Why Values-Voters Have Completely Failed

  • Stowers was the only black soldier in World War I to win the Congressional Medal of Honor, awarded posthumously.

    Ken Blackwell: Honoring All our WWI Heroes


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