Navy History- Medal of Honor

Navy History- Medal of Honor


THE MEDAL OF HONOR IS THE
HIGHEST AWARD FOR VALOR IN ACTION AGAINST AN ENEMY
FORCE THAT CAN BE GIVEN TO A US SERVICE MEMBER. RECIPIENTS JOIN THE ELITE
COMPANY OF JUST OVER 3,400 HEROIC SERVICE MEMBERS WHO
HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE MEDAL. THE BIRTH OF THE MEDAL OF
HONOR TOOK PLACE IN 1861 TO RECOGNIZE SAILORS
DURING THE CIVIL WAR. ON DECEMBER 21ST, 1861 A
BILL WAS PASSED TO PRODUCE THE MEDALS TO BE AWARDED
FOR EXTRAORDINARY BRAVERY AND GALLANTRY. THE BILL WAS SIGNED BY
PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN, AND SO BEGAN THE
MEDAL OF HONOR. ON FEBRUARY 29TH 2016,
THE 6TH NAVY SEAL IN HISTORY RECEIVED
THE MEDAL OF HONOR. OF THOSE 6 RECIPIENTS,
3 ARE VIETNAM VETERANS, 2 WERE POSTHUMOUSLY
AWARDED DURING THE WAR ON TERRORISM AND NOW US
NAVY SEAL EDWARD C. BYERS JR. IS THE LATEST
TO RECEIVE THIS LEGENDARY HONOR. TO SEE AN EXCLUSIVE
INTERVIEW WITH MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT SENIOR
CHIEF SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATOR EDWARD C. BYERS, VISIT AH DOT MIL.

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