Definition of Medal of Honor in English:

Medal of Honor

(also Congressional Medal of Honor)

noun

  • The highest US military decoration, awarded by Congress to a member of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery in combat at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.

    • ‘I think they had the highest proportion of Congressional Medals of Honor to their population, and they have been exceedingly quiet about their role in the war.’
    • ‘The President also nominated each of these brave women for the Congressional Medal of Honor.’
    • ‘His father was awarded the Medal of Honor in the first world war, in the marines.’
    • ‘He picks up a letter of citation about a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.’
    • ‘Raymond is given a Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroics.’