The Medal of Honor

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. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress.

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President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to the family of Pvt. Henry Johnson today.  His extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Company C, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93d Infantry Division and the United States Army.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3517/johnson-henry.php

 
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Bernard F. Fisher, Maj. in the U.S. Air Force, passed away on Saturday, August 16th. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his conspicuous gallantry, intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and the U.S. Air Force.

 
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Jon R. Cavaiani, S/Sgt. in the U.S. Army, passed away on Tuesday, July 29th. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his conspicuous gallantry, extraordinary heroism and intrepidity at the risk of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and the U.S. Army.

 
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