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Medal of Honor recipients

Discussion in 'Leaders of World War 2' started by Christian Ankerstjerne, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Christian Ankerstjerne

    Christian Ankerstjerne Member

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    Yes. In the early days it was sometimes awarded for rather arbitrary reasons. For the most part from WW I forward the standards are much higher.
     
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    ..wow ,five moh,s given to five sailors on a single landing party in fighting 20 moros ...under actions against outlaw insurrection 1911 in phillipines..looks like a fairly ordinary close quarters kinda fight...bronze star conduct in ww2...mabey silver.
     
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    One has to remember that there were very few medals before WW1.
     
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    one guy got a MOH from capturing the Virginia's 14th Cav flag.
     
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    it said mc aurther the MOH
     
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    Not only did General Douglas MacArthur receive the MOH (for the defense of Bataan) but his father Arthur MacArthur was awarded the MOH for actions at the battle of Gettysburg. Yep, his father, not grandfather or great granfather, fought at Gettysburg. :eek:
     
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    Well, even today some peoples grandfathers fought at Gettysburg. It's going to take a while to get through the list. I like it when it says why they go the medal. Much better then just a list of names.
     
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    And note how many were posthumous... :(
     

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