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FReeper Canteen ~ National Medal of Honor Day, March 25 ~ 25 March 2019
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/24/2019 5:15:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 

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Surprising Facts About The
Medal of Honor

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On July 25, 1862, the Medal of Honor was created.

Citations for Medal of Honor recipients describe feats of courage, strength, and resilience. Recipients overcame the paralysis of fear, and in some cases, they persevered in spite of wounds that would normally be so painful as to be disabling. Some of these heroes willingly gave their lives for the sake of their buddies.

While it is worth setting aside time to remember the extraordinary service and sacrifice symbolized by the Medal of Honor, it is even more important share that legacy with current and future generations.

Here are eight surprising facts about the Medal of Honor.

1. The earliest actions for which the Medal was awarded took place before the Civil War had even begun (Feb. 13-14, 1861). Bernard J.D. Irwin was an Assistant Surgeon in the Army when he voluntarily went to the rescue of 2d Lt. George N. Bascom who was trapped with 60 members of the 7th Infantry. Irwin and 14 men began the 100-mile trek to Bascom’s forces riding mules. After fighting and capturing Apaches along the way, as well as recovering stolen horses and cattle, Irwin reached Bascom’s forces and helped break the siege. The Medal of Honor was awarded to Irwin on Jan. 24, 1894 – more than 30 years after he performed his heroic deed.

2. Originally, the Medal of Honor was only awarded to enlisted service members. On March 3, 1863, this was extended to include officers as well.

3. There are three versions of the Medal of Honor: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. Members of the U.S. Marines Corps and U.S. Coast Guard are eligible to receive the Navy version. Each of the armed services maintains their own regulations governing the award.

4. Only one woman has received the Medal of Honor and her award was temporarily rescinded. President Andrew Johnson presented the Medal of Honor to Dr. Mary E. Walker on Nov. 11, 1865 for her work as a Contract Acting Assistant Surgeon in a series of battles from First Bull Run in 1861 to the Battle of Atlanta in 1864. Caught by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy, she also spent four months as a Prisoner of War. Although her award was rescinded along with hundreds of others in 1917, upon the passage of legislation that stated the medal could only be given to persons who had engaged in “actual combat with an enemy,” Walker’s Medal of Honor was restored on June 10, 1977 by President Jimmy Carter.


Because of her selfless service during the war, Dr. Mary E.
Walker became the only woman in U.S. history to receive the
Medal of Honor, which was rescinded in 1917 and restored in 1977.

 

5. The Medal of Honor recommendation process can take in excess of 18 months with intense scrutiny every step of the way because of the need for accuracy. The following organizations and individuals play key roles in the Army Medal of Honor recommendation process: the Soldier’s Chain of Command, a Member of Congress, Department of the Army Personnel Command, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of the Army, Secretary of Defense and the President. To see a visual depiction of the process, visit http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/steps.html

6. Children of Medal of Honor recipients are not subject to quotas if they are qualified and desire to attend the U.S. military academies.


Colin Romesha, son of former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, is escorted off
the President’s podium during the Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of his
father at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11, 2013. Romesha
received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions during a daylong
firefight in Afghanistan in October 2009.

7. Medal of Honor recipients have uniform privileges, which allow them to wear their uniforms at any time or place they choose, unlike other military personnel or retirees.

8. Although not required by law or military regulation, service members are encouraged to salute Medal of Honor recipients as a gesture of respect and courtesy regardless of rank or status and, if the recipients are wearing the medal, whether or not they are in uniform. This is the only instance where a Soldier will receive a salute from members of a higher rank.

What facts about the Medal of Honor would YOU add to this list? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.

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1 posted on 03/24/2019 5:15:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy, great information about America’s highest Military Award.


2 posted on 03/24/2019 5:18:33 PM PDT by PROCON ('Progressive' is a Euphemism for Totalitarian)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

May God Bless these brave men and women serving our country as well as their families. May we never forget as a nation the price paid for freedom.


3 posted on 03/24/2019 5:21:41 PM PDT by Maudeen (JESUS . . .The United States of America's ONLY Hope)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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4 posted on 03/24/2019 5:23:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

So many brave soldiers. Where evil abounds good abounds greatly.


5 posted on 03/24/2019 5:25:09 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

My salute to all who serve, and those who have served.


6 posted on 03/24/2019 5:25:43 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Kathy in Alaska

My neighbor, country neighbor, was awarded the Silver Star. I didn’t know it until I was visiting and noticed the certificate on the wall of his den. He was a real hero.

Sometimes I see a report and think maybe on a good day I might have done that but of course will never know. Then there are ones and I think, never in a million years could I have done that.


7 posted on 03/24/2019 5:32:55 PM PDT by yarddog
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8 posted on 03/24/2019 5:36:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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March 25

The Blessing Is Coming

Bible in a Year: Joshua 19–21; Luke 2:25–52

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

A friend and I went for a walk with her grandkids. While pushing the stroller, she commented that her steps were being wasted—they weren’t being counted on the activity tracker she wore on her wrist because she wasn’t swinging her arm. I reminded her that those steps were still helping her physical health. “Yeah,” she laughed. “But I really want that electronic gold star!”

I understand how she feels! Working toward something without immediate results is disheartening. But rewards aren’t always immediate or immediately visible.

When that’s the case, it’s easy to feel that the good things we do are useless, even helping a friend or being kind to a stranger. Paul explained to the church in Galatia, however, that “a man reaps what he sows” (Galatians 6:7). But we must “not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest” (v. 9). Doing good isn’t the way to gain salvation, and the text doesn’t specify whether what we reap will be now or in heaven, but we can be assured that there will be “a harvest of blessing” (6:9 nlt).

Doing good is difficult, especially when we don’t see or know what the “harvest” will be. But as with my friend who still gained the physical benefit from walking, it’s worth continuing to do good because the blessing is coming!

By Julie Schwab

Today's Reflection

Are you discouraged? Ask God to help you trust Him to be faithful in what He’s called you to do. What good thing can you do for someone today?


9 posted on 03/24/2019 5:37:33 PM PDT by The Mayor
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy for this posting. Little-known factoid about the MOH. The first soldier to become a double recipient of the Medial of Honor was Gen. Custer’s brother, Thomas, who was also killed at the Little Big Horn. His head was smashed to pieces by rocks, and he was only identifiable by a tattoo of his initials on his arm. However, his Medal of Honor awards were for actions carried out during the Civil War.


10 posted on 03/24/2019 5:47:12 PM PDT by fortes fortuna juvat (Civilization is held together by the hangman's noose.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I think Douglas MacArthur and his Father both were awarded the medal of honor. The WW2 award may have been a little suspect but I have read of his (and a lieutenant named Patton’s)conduct in WWI and they both were extremely brave.

I think TR and his Son also were both awarded the medal.


11 posted on 03/24/2019 5:49:23 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Kathy in Alaska

People do weird **** when the boats on fire.


12 posted on 03/24/2019 6:00:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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13 posted on 03/24/2019 6:10:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


14 posted on 03/24/2019 6:12:35 PM PDT by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: PROCON

Good evening, Pro...glad you enjoyed the background of the Medal of Honor.


15 posted on 03/24/2019 6:17:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Poor Moriarity, on the front line and no damned respect :)


16 posted on 03/24/2019 6:28:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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17 posted on 03/24/2019 6:35:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: yarddog

Yes, Theodore Roosevelt and his son both received the MOH. Teddy received one for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American war, his son received the MOH for his actions on D- day.


18 posted on 03/24/2019 6:35:56 PM PDT by wjcsux (The hyperventilating of the left means we are winning! (Tagline courtesy of Laz.))
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To: Maudeen

Good evening, Maudeen, and thank you for the blessing for our troops and their families. We will not forget!


19 posted on 03/24/2019 6:40:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...

Remember those Heroes
On Medal Of Honor Day
March 25

20 posted on 03/24/2019 6:47:24 PM PDT by LUV W (The bravery and dedication of our troops in keeping us safe & free make me proud to be an American!)
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