Definition of Congressional Medal of Honor
1. Noun. The highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action 'above and beyond the call of duty'.
Generic synonyms: Decoration, Laurel Wreath, Medal, Medallion, Palm, Ribbon
Lexicographical Neighbors of Congressional Medal Of Honor
Literary usage of Congressional Medal of Honor
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The United States Navy in the World War: Official Pictures Selected from the by James Clayton Russell, William Emmet Moore (1921)
"... intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action, the Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to five members of the United States Marine Corps. ..."
2. Heroes All!: A Compendium of the Names and Official Citations of the by Harry R Stringer (1919)
"The high premium on the nation's decorations was further enhanced by the ruling of Congress that only one Congressional Medal of Honor, one Distinguished ..."
3. Deeds of Valor: From Records in the Archives of the United States Government ...by Walter Frederick Beyer, Oscar Frederick Keydel by Walter Frederick Beyer, Oscar Frederick Keydel (1906)
"In order that the Congressional Medal of Honor may be deserved, service must have been performed in action of such a conspicuous character as to clearly ..."
4. Who's who in Pennsylvania: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries by John William Leonard (1908)
"... times brevetted and received the Congressional Medal of Honor for distinguished conduct during the Indian campaigns in Kansas and Colorado in 1868. ..."
5. Centennial History of Missouri: (the Center State) One Hundred Years in the by Walter Barlow Stevens (1921)
"With the Congressional medal of honor, and the distinguished service cross, Sergeant-Major John H. Quick came back to his home in St. Lous. ..."
6. Army Regulations by Confederate States of America War Dept, United States War Dept (1902)
"In order that the Congressional medal of honor may be deserved, service must have been performed in action of such a conspicuous character as to clearly ..."
7. The Knights of Columbus in Peace and War by Maurice Francis Egan, John James Bright Kennedy (1920)
"... Service К. С. В. Knight Commander Order of the Bath 1 Promoted from ranks to commission DSO Distinguished Service Order * Congressional Medal of Honor ..."