The medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the armed services of the United States. Three Guidelines:1. While engaged in action against foreign enemy.2. While engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force.3. While serving with friendly forces engaged 9in armed conflict against opposing armed forces in which U.S. is not a belligerent party.
Thiswas signed July 12, 1862 by president Lincoln.
Cornelius C. Smith Corporal U.S. Army He was awarded M.O.H. near the White River S. Dak, the first of January 1891 Four men of his troop drove off a superior force of the enemy and held his position against their repeated efforts to capture
Axel Sunqust Chief carpenter mate US Navy 27th of July 1898 is when Sunqust earned his MOH To earn this he disabled 27 land mines
Jesse Funk Private First Class US Army October 31, 1918 is when he earned his MOH Rescued two people 500 yards out past our friendly lines under heavy machine gun fire
Peter Domato U.S. Marine Corps. Corporal He took his own life, jumping on top of a grenade to save two of his comrades. This happened in February of 1944.
Ernest Dervishian Second lieutenant U.S. Army Received medal at Cisterna Italy, May 23rd 1944. Single handedly forced 40 enemy men to surrender to him.