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Medal of Honor (MOH)



Entry Last Edited: 08/24/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryRibbons.Info

Ribbon Image:
Color image of the Medal of Honor military award ribbon
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Year Authorized:
1960


General Description:
Established by the U.S. Congress on July 6th, 1960 and represents the highest award available to officers and enlisted personnel of the United States Armed Services. The ribbon is light blue with five equal-distant white stars offset from one another. Can be awarded posthumously.


Award Criteria (as Officially Detailed by the United States Armed Services):
"The medal is presented in the name of Congress to officers and enlisted members who distinguished themselves by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives, above and beyond the call of duty, in action involving actual combat with an armed enemy of the United States."


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