The congressional medal of honor

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The congressional medal of honor

  1. 1. The Congressional Medal Of Honor PJ Robertson Hunter Leago 7th Period
  2. 2. History• It is the highest award for valor in action against enemies which is given to a person who served in the U.S forces.• Abraham Lincoln signed a bill which created the Congressional Medal Of Honor in 1862
  3. 3. Guidelines• Engaged in action against an enemy of the U.S• Engaged in military operations involving conflict with opposing foreign force• While serving with friendly forces engaged in armed conflict against an opposing force in which the U.S is not a belligerent party
  4. 4. Robert Temple Emmet• 2nd Lt. in the U.S Army• Indian War Campaigns• Las Animes canyon, New Mexico• September 18, 1879 he and his 5 men were surrounded by Indians and Emmet held his position and fought back until his men reached safety
  5. 5. John W. Heard• 1st Lt. in the U.S Army• War with Spain• Mouth of Manimani River• July 23rd 1898 After 2 of his men had been shot down by Spaniards, he remained at his position until the ship he was on was out of danger
  6. 6. George Dilboy• Private 1st Class in WWI• Near Belleau, France• July 18th 1918 he was shot by an enemy machine gunner, but still managed to shoot down the gunner along with 2 other enemies while his men got to safety

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