Army Medal

Medal of Honor

The President, in the name of Congress, has awarded more than 3,400 Medals of Honor to our nation's bravest Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration's creation in 1861. For information on Medal of Honor recipients visit the Congressional Medal of Honor Society; or for specific issues email the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Awards and Decorations Branch (

A Brief History of the Medal of Honor