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Also more fully "Congressional Medal of Honour". The highest decoration in the U.S. armed forces, consisting of a five-pointed star on a blue ribbon, awarded for courage in action.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Congressional Globe. From medal + of + honour.
Medal of Honour/ˈmɛdl əv ˈɒnə/
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