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Maine congressional medal of honor recipients by town affiliations (individual recipients may be listed multiple times under separate towns. Congressional medal of honor society home the medal moh history full archive search by: keyword(s) or name: the medal recipients media. On the morning of september 10, 2014, the united states congress bestowed its highest civilian award, the congressional gold medal, upon those who lost their lives in. Medal of honor: history and issues congressional research service summary the medal of honor is the nation’s highest military award for bravery.
Charles wellington reed received the medal of honor in 1895 for gallantry in action on july 2, 1863, during the battle of gettysburg despite sustained firing on his. It took an amateur historian and an act of congress to get medal of honor the more and more that i heard, the more i thought this guy, he was cheated. A complete war-by-war listing of the recipients of the medal of honor with links to their citations. Use the practice questions on this interactive quiz and printable worksheet to test your knowledge of the medal of honor these multiple-choice.
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