The congressional medal of honor

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The congressional medal of honor

  1. 1. The Congressional MedalOf HonorPJ RobertsonHunter Leago7th 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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