Congressional Medal


Examples of Congressional Medal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For his service, he was ultimately awarded a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor. Charlotte Walsh, Peoplemag, 14 Aug. 2023 Former President Theodore Roosevelt named him one of the five bravest Americans to serve in the conflict, but he was not awarded a Purple Heart and the Congressional Medal of Honor until after his death in 1929. Melinda Martinez, USA TODAY, 14 June 2023 The bipartisan bill, first introduced by Democratic Rep. Katie Porter and Republican Rep. Michelle Steel, would posthumously award Cheng the Congressional Medal of Honor. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 25 May 2023 Woodson’s bravery and notes that Woodson’s actions merited a Congressional Medal given by the president. Rebecca Santana,, 9 Sep. 2020 In 2010 she was given the Award for Media Excellence by the living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor; the following year she was chosen as Columnist of the Year by The Week. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2023 To note, Powell does have his pilot’s license, as well as a special commendation from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 17 Nov. 2022 The claim: President Biden placed the Medal of Honor backwards on Vietnam War veteran Dwight W. Birdwell's shoulders Social media users are claiming a clip of a recent Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony shows President Joe Biden botching the presentation of a medal to a Vietnam War veteran. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 15 July 2022 In 2020, a 122-year-old Congressional Medal of Honor was controversially sold at auction in Germany for $15,000; its winner had received it fighting alongside Teddy Roosevelt in this battle Your browser needs to support HTML5 canvas in order to view this page properly. The Week Staff, The Week, 1 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Congressional Medal was in 1910

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“Congressional Medal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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