The Medal of Honor

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What is it Medal of Honor
It is the highest medal/award that a person in the military can earn. A person earns this by risking their life and doing more than just their job to protect/help people
What is the Significance

The Original Design
A star that has 5 points on it and is turned upside down
A mixture of Oak Clusters and Laurel Leaves Clusters were put on all 5 points
The meaning is strength and victory

Medal of Honor – Army

1861 is when this was first given out and it was actually earned by marines and sailors
1862 is when soldiers in the army started to earn it
3,400 people have earned it since then including people in the coast guard
Is only given to people who are braver than everyone else but the act of bravery that the person has committed, has to be recorded/documented in order for it to count.

Medal of Honor – Air Force

People in the Army Air Corps and Army Air Forces were put down as Army
This was done for the people before 1948
The most up to date one is from the year 1965

People have been awarded this in the Army

Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins
Lt. Col. Charles Kettles
Sgt. Henry Johnson
Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith
Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter

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