How many congressional medals of honor have been awarded?

Answer There have been 3,446 total recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. There are 90 recipients who are still living, and there have been 19 people who have received the medal twice. Only one w... Read More »

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Who won two Congressional Medals of Honor?

Nineteen American soldiers from the Army, Navy and Marines have each won two U.S. Congressional Medals of Honor for valor in service to their nation. The first double recipient was Army Sgt. Willia... Read More »

How many Medals of Honor have been awarded?

The Medal of Honor has been awarded 3,468 times since its inception in 1861. Nineteen of the medals have been awarded to servicemen who had received a previous Medal of Honor. Nine have been awarde... Read More »

How to Receive a Congressional Medal of Honor?

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented t... Read More »

What are the names of medals awarded to Marines?

The first to receive the Medal of Honor was Corporoal John F. Mackie for service aboard the USS Galena at Fort Darling and Drewry's Bluff on 15 May 1862.