The process for receiving the Medal of Honor, often inaccurately referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor, is intricate. First, the individual must exhibit an extraordinary act of valor in combat. After this deed ... More »

H.R. 2067 is a bill introduced in April 2015 that proposes a military service medal be awarded to service members who served honorably during the Cold War. As of September 2015, it has been referred to the House Committe... More »

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Some American Korean War medals and ribbons include the Korea Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. The Republic of Korea awarded soldiers the Korean Service Medal and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation.... More »

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The Medal of Saint Benedict is a medal that contains the symbols of Saint Benedict, and it is used in honor of him. It is considered one of the oldest medals used by Roman Catholics. Use of the medal of Saint Benedict wa... More »

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Will Swenson is a retired U.S. Army captain and Medal of Honor recipient. He joined the Army in 2002 and served in the infantry. During his military career, Swenson attended Mountain Leader Advanced Marksmanship Course, ... More »

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About.com hosts a comprehensive list of medals awarded by the U.S. Army as of 2015, which include the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart. More than 80 individual types of medals exist, m... More »

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Leonard A. Funk and Audie L. Murphy were both notable Medal of Honor recipients from World War II. At the time of their citations, Funk was a First Sergeant and Murphy was a Second Lieutenant, both in the army. More »

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