Medal of Honor

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Medal of Honor

highest American military decoration for wartime gallantry. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
See: Bravery
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Medals of Honor was conceived during an Ironman Triathlon course.
Second, all the Medals of Honor awarded for combat in Afghanistan were for incidents that occurred in 2005 or later, when IEDs were most heavily used.
We have been at war in Iraq for over five years, and there have been only two or three Medals of Honor awarded, all posthumously.
Twenty-seven Medals of Honor were awarded in a little more than three weeks; 13--virtually half--were awarded posthumously.
More than 3400 Medals of Honor have been bestowed to our nation's bravest Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration was created.