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Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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Citizen Honors – United Through Reading, 2016 Service Honoree

United Through Reading (UTR) was selected for its innovative and grassroots response to a critical need in the armed forces community, their exceptional international impact on military families, and demonstrating […]

Citizen Honors – Virgil Smith, 2018 Youth Valor Honoree

Virgil Smith was selected for the Young Hero Award for his heroism in assisting several neighbors stranded during Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX. Before emergency professionals arrived, Smith used an […]

Citizen Honors – Kimberly Scofi, 2018 Service Honoree

Kimberly Scofi was honored for her selfless service in support of veterans through her work with United Military Care and other veterans-based service organizations.

Citizen Honors – Matthew Cobos, 2018 Valor Honoree

Matthew Cobos was honored for his courageous act on October 1, 2017, when he shielded and provided life-saving medical treatment to concertgoers injured in a mass shooting during the Route […]

Citizen Honors – Robert Engle, 2018 Valor Honoree

Robert Engle was honored for his courageous act on September 23, 2017, when he subdued a gunman inside Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, TN. Engle’s actions prevented further […]

Citizen Honors – Veterans Heritage Project, 2018 Service Honoree

Veterans Heritage Project of Phoenix was honored for the Community Service Hero Award for its innovative after-school course for middle and high school students that provides an enriching educational experience […]

Citizen Honors – James Vernon, 2016 Valor Honoree

James Vernon of Morton, Ill., was honored for his courageous act on October 13, 2015 when he subdued a would-be attacker who threatened to kill 20 middle school students and […]

Citizen Honors – Rick Rescorla, 2009 Valor Honoree

Rick Rescorla of NJ, was recognized for sacrificing his life on September 11, 2001, by courageously rescuing his fellow citizens, by ordering the evacuation of all 2,700 Morgan Stanley Dean […]

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Citizen Honors – Chris Mintz, 2016 Valor Honoree

Chris Mintz of Roseburg, Ore., was honored for his courageous act on October 1, 2015 when he confronted a shooter on the campus of Umpqua Community College, preventing further loss […]

Introducing Citizen Honors

Medal of Honor Recipients are ordinary people who did extraordinary things, but you don’t have to be in the military to make a difference. Every day in this country, ordinary […]

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Citizen Honors – Eileen Hadbavny, 2016 Service Honoree

Lt Col Eileen Hadbavny, USAF (Ret) of Charleston, S.C., was selected for her lifetime of selfless service in support of veterans through her volunteer work with the Red Cross, Veterans […]

Citizen Honors – Jencie Fagan, 2008 Valor Honoree

Jencie Fagan of Reno, NV, a school teacher, went above and beyond with her brave stand against a school shooter who had already wounded two students. She courageously put herself […]