Entry from US English dictionary
(also Congressional Medal of Honor)
The highest US military decoration, awarded by Congress to a member of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery in combat at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.
- His father was awarded the Medal of Honor in the first world war, in the marines.
- I think they had the highest proportion of Congressional Medals of Honor to their population, and they have been exceedingly quiet about their role in the war.
- The President also nominated each of these brave women for the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Syllabification: Med·al of Hon·or
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