It is an award given to soldiers of the U.S. military that display determination, bravery, and leadership during their service. 3 guidelines:1. They had to be in action against American enemy.2. They must be in military operations involving conflict.3. They have to be serving with friendly forces against enemy forces. The medal of honor was signed on July 12th, 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln.
James BrownRank: SergeantBranch: U.S. ArmyDate/Location: DavidsonCanyon near CampCrittenden, Arizona, August 27, 1872Reason: He was incommand of adetachment of four menthat defeated a superiorforce.
Samuel TriplettRank: ordinary seamanBranch: U.S. NavyDate/Location: July27, 1898, GuatanamoBay, CubaReason: He disabled 27contact mines duringthe war.
Wardlaw MilesRank: CaptainBranch: U.S ArmyDate/Location: Sept.14th, 1918 nearReveillon, FranceReason: He successfullycut a path through wire tothe enemy’s trench. Hewas wounded fivetimes, but continued tolead his troop.
Lucian AdamsRank: Staff SergeantBranch of service: U.S. ArmyDate/Location: October 28, 1944; near St. Die, FranceReason: He dispatched a group of Germans in the woods to reopen a supply line to the isolated battalion. He dodged hand grenades and machine gun fire and in the end killed 9 Germans for himself.
Robert Eugene BushRank: Hospital Apprentice 1st ClassBranch: U.S. NavyDate/Location: May 2, 1945; Okinawa Jima, Ryukyu IslandsReason: He treated wounded patient one after another despite Japanese attacks. For example he continued to give blood plasma to a wounded soldier without regards to his own wounds.
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