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In the American Cruisers Collection You have medals for valor. The highest Navy award is the "Navy 

Cross". You have the "Navy Medal of Honor". There is no such medal. The highest medal for Valor is "The Congressional Medal of Honor" that award is for all branches of service.

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True - that one.

Noticed it too..   but I wasn't feeling so offended, I let it slide.

Until we realize that may be a question on a final exam...  difference between a 'B' amd a 'C' and someone doesn't get reimbursement for tuition....  

Oh, the drama...

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40 minutes ago, Don_GMM3 said:

In the American Cruisers Collection You have medals for valor. The highest Navy award is the "Navy 

Cross". You have the "Navy Medal of Honor". There is no such medal. The highest medal for Valor is "The Congressional Medal of Honor" that award is for all branches of service.

 

26 minutes ago, AVR_Project said:

True - that one.

Noticed it too..   but I wasn't feeling so offended, I let it slide.

Until we realize that may be a question on a final exam...  difference between a 'B' amd a 'C' and someone doesn't get reimbursement for tuition....  

Oh, the drama...

The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who distinguished themselves by acts of valor.[5] The medal is normally awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress. Because the medal is presented "in the name of Congress", it is often referred to informally as the "Congressional Medal of Honor". However, the official name of the current award is "Medal of Honor", as it began with the U.S. Army's version.[1][6] Within United States Code the medal is referred to as the "Medal of Honor",[7] and less frequently as "Congressional Medal of Honor".[8] U.S. awards, including the Medal of Honor, do not have post-nominal titles, and while there is no official abbreviation, the most common abbreviations are "MOH" and "MH".[9]

There are three versions of the medal, one for the Army, one for the Navy, and one for the Air Force.[10] Personnel of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard receive the Navy version. The Medal of Honor is the oldest continuously issued combat decoration of the United States armed forces.[11] The Medal of Honor was created as a Navy version in 1861 named the "Medal of Valor",[12] and an Army version of the medal named the "Medal of Honor" was established in 1862 to give recognition to men who distinguished themselves "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity" in combat with an enemy of the United States.[

 

As you can see there really isn't a Congressional medal of Honor. It is just Medal of Honor and there are three variations of it.

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Class homework for extra credit...

"Early in the Civil War, a medal for individual valor was proposed to General-in-Chief of the Army Winfield Scott. But Scott felt medals smacked of European affectation and killed the idea.

The medal found support in the Navy, however, where it was felt recognition of courage in strife was needed. Public Resolution 82, containing a provision for a Navy medal of valor, was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on December 21, 1861. The medal was "to be bestowed upon such petty officers, seamen, landsmen, and Marines as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry and other seamanlike qualities during the present war.

Shortly after this, a resolution similar in wording was introduced on behalf of the Army. Signed into law July 12, 1862, the measure provided for awarding a medal of honor "to such noncommissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldierlike qualities, during the present insurrection."

Although it was created for the Civil War, Congress made the Medal of Honor a permanent decoration in 1863."

http://www.defense.gov/faq/pis/med_of_honor.aspx

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