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United States of America's highest military honor

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Medal of Honor: United States of America's highest military honor
The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. The medal is normally awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress. Because the medal is presented "in the name of Congress", it is often referred to informally as the "Congressional Medal of Honor". However, the official name of the current award is "Medal of Honor". Within the United States Code the medal is referred to as the "Medal of Honor", and less frequently as "Congressional Medal of Honor". U.S. awards, including the Medal of Honor, do not have post-nominal titles, and while there is no official abbreviation, the most common abbreviations are "MOH" and "MH".

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8/22/19: Red and Blue

Trump preps for G7, says economy still strong; Trump awarding Medal of Honor to Bob Cousy
CBS News - Published

Trump told veterans he wanted to give himself Medal of Honor

President Donald Trump joked with veterans at an AMVETS convention that he wanted to give himself the military's top award before aides stopped him.
CBS News - Published

Stephen Lang tells stories of Medal of Honor recipients in "Beyond Glory"

Lang portrays eight Medal of Honor recipients, showing what drove them, in his one-man play. David Martin reports
CBS News - Published

7/4: CBS Evening News

Powerful earthquake hits Southern California. Professors set out to prove WWI hero deserves the Medal of Honor.
CBS News - Published

Trump urges young Americans to join military: "You should do it"

President Trump spoke before members of the military and supporters at the "Salute to America" celebration on July 4th. He celebrated three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients in the audience and..
CBS News - Published

Stephen Lang: “Beyond Glory”

Lang portrays eight Medal of Honor recipients, showing what drove them, in his one-man play "Beyond Glory." David Martin reports
CBS News - Published

Medal of Honor recipient describes brutal battle

President Trump awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, to Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia. He put his life on the line to save his squad in the bloodiest battle of the..
CBS News - Published

Trump presents Medal of Honor to Iraq war veteran

President Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia at the White House, the first time the honor has been awarded to a living Iraq veteran. Bellavia "demonstrated..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

David Bellavia is awarded the Medal of Honor for 'conspicuous gallantry' in the Iraq War

Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry" during the Second Battle of Fallujah, the bloodiest battle of the Iraq War.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump to award the Medal of Honor to David Bellavia, the first living Iraq War recipient

Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry" during the Second Battle of Fallujah, the bloodiest battle of the Iraq War.
USATODAY.com - Published

Robert Maxwell, World War II Hero Who Fell on a Grenade, Dies at 98

Germans had attacked an American headquarters in France when he absorbed the blast, saving lives. Maimed, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
NYTimes.com - Published

Medal of Honor awarded to soldier who sacrificed himself

"The real reward is what your men think of you," said the father of Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins
CBS News - Published

U.S. soldier Travis Atkins, who died shielding comrades from Iraq bomber, to receive Medal of Honor

President Trump will convey the Medal of Honor to the family of Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins, who died shielding fellow soldiers from an explosion.
USATODAY.com - Published

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