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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The date of March 25th was chosen to highlight this special day because it was on March 25 (1863) that the first Medals of Honor were presented .
It was a disgrace - a disgrace FBI Agent Cottone wanted to help him uncover after he arrested a military collectibles dealer for selling a couple of phony Medals of Honor for $500 each.
Established in 1986 by The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), Ellis Island Medals of Honor pay tribute to the ancestry groups that comprise America's unique cultural mosaic.
Neither Gulf War produced new Medal of Honour recipients but 44 Medals of Honor were issued between 1980 and 2002.
Fifty percent of the Medals of Honor are awarded posthumously.