The Medal of Honor, also known as the Congressional Medal of Honor, is our Nation's highest medal for valor that can be awarded to a person while serving in the Armed Forces for action against an enemy force.

The Medal was established during the Civil War and was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.

Chapter 3-6, Army Regulation 600-8-22 (Military Awards)

a. The Medal of Honor [Army], section 3741, title 10, United States Code (10 USC 3741), was established by Joint Resolution of Congress, 12 July 1862 (amended by acts 9 July 1918 and 25 July 1963).

b. The Medal of Honor is awarded by the President in the name of Congress to a person who, while a member of the Army, distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The deed performed must have been one of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his comrades and must have involved risk of life. Incontestable proof of the performance of the service will be exacted and each recommendation for the award of this decoration will be considered on the standard of extraordinary merit.

 

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First Cavalry Division Soldiers - Medal of Honor Recipients

 

 

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