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Originally posted by DrHoracid
A true American hero, so few are recognized these days. God bless.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
I don't think the presided is the one that makes the decision on who gets MOH‘s, but I'm not sure.
remeber that the full name of the medal is the congressional medal of honor, therby meaning that the congress awards it, also meaning that representatives of the entire united states agree that what this man did in defense of his country warrants the highest award and honor
Although all Medals of Honor are sometimes called by the name "Congressional Medal of Honor," standard military practice is to refer to them simply as the "Medal of Honor"
Most Medals of Honor have been awarded by the chain of command. However, Congress has occasionally bypassed this process, passing special bills that the President subsequently signs into law, mandating an award of the Medal of Honor to a specific soldier or soldiers. This is the origin of the "Congressional Medal of Honor" term