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Chartered by Congress in 1958

Congressional
Medal of Honor Society

Honor the Sacrifice; Inspire the Future.


The Society’s membership is comprised of those who wear the Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest military award for valor. Through the Society's Outreach, Education and History initiatives, the Medal of Honor Recipients continue their service across the nation.

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Every Medal, a story to be told. Every Recipient, a part of something greater.

Gallantry in action. Intrepidity. Above and beyond the call of duty. Risk of life. Selflessness. Exemplary action. Unwavering devotion. Conspicuous gallantry. Extraordinary heroism. The words enshrined with the Medal of Honor citations capture the best of what it means to be human.

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Seven Medal of Honor Recipients who Saved Lives Between the Lines

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Medal of Honor Recipients Announce Passing of Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura

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Virtual “Valor Trail” Map of Medal of Honor Actions is Now Live  

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Award-Winning Video about Jim “Doc” McCloughan Expands Medal of Honor Video Library

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