Congressional Gold Medal of Honor Is Not the Same Thing as the Medal of Honor

There is a big difference between the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, usually referred to as the Congressional Gold Medal, and the Medal of Honor

From the first link (the Gold Medal):

Congressional Gold Medal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In some cases, the Congressional Gold Medal is given to a group of individuals whereas the Medal of Honor is only given to individuals even if several people in a group are awarded it for a specific action. My friend, Aldee MillerTuskegee Airmen Remembered received it for being a Tuskegee Airman.

I bring this topic up because I saw a blogger mention a while back the Medal of Honor in reference to an individual. The person is not listed on the Wikipedia Medal of Honor list – above or on the Congressional Medal of Honor website – Here’s the list of Congressional Gold Medal honorees – – note: for groups, it doesn’t list the names of individuals although you can usually research and figure out the names of the recipients from the group.



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