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 » Government & Politics US Government

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 » World View Religion Christianity

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 » Government & Politics Military
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The order of precedence for military ribbons is topped by the Medal of Honor, followed by the Distinguished Service Cross, with the Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon at the end. The Navy Cross, Air Force Cross ... More » Government & Politics Military

Some popular games with a World War II theme include "World of Tanks," "Company of Heroes," the "Medal of Honor" series and the "Silent Hunter" series. A number of the "Call of Duty" games have also been set during World... More » Hobbies & Games Video & Online Games 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 » Government & Politics Military

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 » History Modern History US History