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Medal of Honor

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noun
  1. the highest U.S. military decoration, awarded by Congress to a member of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery in combat, at the risk of life and above and beyond the call of duty.
Also called Congressional Medal of Honor.
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  • He received a commission soon after and was retired in 1899 as a brigadier-general and medal-of-honor man.

    Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army

    Augustus Meyers


British Dictionary definitions for congressional medal of honor

Medal of Honor

noun
  1. the highest US military decoration, awarded by Congress for conspicuous bravery in action: instituted in 1861 (Navy), 1862 (Army)
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congressional medal of honor in Culture

Congressional Medal of Honor

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