WHAT IS IT?• A bill designed to promote the efficiency of the Navy by distributing Medals of Honor• The Bill was signed by Abraham Lincoln, December 21st, 1861
GUIDELINES TO GETTHE M.O.H.Must Be:• Engaged in an action with an enemy against the U.S.• Engaged in Military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force• Serving with friendly forces engaged in armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the U.S. is not a belligerent party
CO-RUX-TE-CHOD-ISH(MAD BEAR)• Indian War Campaigns• Sergeant• U.S. Army• Republican River, July 8th 1869• Mad Bear ran from the command in pursuit of a dismounted Indian and was shot by his own command.
FITZ LEE • War with Spain • Private • U.S. Army • Tayabacoa, Cuba, June 30th 1898 • Voluntarily saved his wounded comrades in the line of fire, when no one else would.
SAMUEL M. • WWISAMPLER • Corporal • U.S. Army • St. Etienne, France, October 8th 1918 • Samuel threw three German grenades while running into German fire, taking out two machine gunners and causing the surrender of 28 Germans.