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medal of honor power point presentation for US history

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  • MEDAL OF HONORBy Sabrina Wulchak
  • background 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 It was passed as a law in July 12, 1862 when president Abraham Lincoln signed it
  • guidelines July 25, 1948 3 guidelines were established under which the Medal of Honor can be rewarded 1. while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States 2. while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force 3. while serving with friendly forces engaged in armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the U.S. is not a belligerent party View slide
  • Mason Carter Indian War Campaigns First Lieutenant U.S. Army Bear Paw Mountain, Montana on September 30, 1877 Led a charge under fire, inflicted great loss upon the enemy View slide
  • George Berg War with Spain Private U.S. Army El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898 Gallantly assisted in the rescue of wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy enemy fire
  • Oscar F. Miller World War 1 Major U.S. Army Near Gesnes, France, September 28, 1918 Energetically reorganized his battalion and ordered an attack and inspired his men by personal courage. He was shot in the right leg, arm, and fell when shot in the abdomen but continued to urge his men on and leave him