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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runner485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2018 at 6:44am
Originally posted by 610ET 610ET wrote:

I have reconnected with the silent service episodes via youtube.

I notice that RADM Tom Dykers repeatedly refers to the MOH as the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Was that common back in the late 50's?


If my memory serves me, I believe it was called the Congressional Medal of Honor, since it was awarded by congress...I think. For many years I called it by that name...I think the "Congressional" part was dropped since congress hasn't the ability to make any decision about anything. ClapClap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2018 at 11:22am
I remember it being called the Congressional Medal of Honor, too, Joe.  But, I don't remember when it changed.  In fact, I have to confess that until you guys mentioned it, I had not even noticed that it had changed.  Embarrassed

BTW, I refuse to respond to the comment about the inabilities of the Congress since I might edge into a forbidden topic area.  (But, I am in sympathy with the sentiments expressed.)  Wink

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The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor.[5] The medal is normally awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress. Because the medal is presented "in the name of Congress", it is often referred to informally as the "Congressional Medal of Honor". However, the official name of the current award is "Medal of Honor."[1][6]Within the United States Code the medal is referred to as the "Medal of Honor",[7] and less frequently as "Congressional Medal of Honor".[8]U.S. awards, including the Medal of Honor, do not have post-nominal titles, and while there is no official abbreviation, the most common abbreviations are "MOH" and "MH".[9]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 610ET Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 11:30pm
My understanding as well.

Congress did not award the medal.

I often see the MOH and other medals being referred to as "won" instead of awarded.

Also incorrect.




Edited by 610ET - 11 Jan 2019 at 11:31pm
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